Date to be confirmedPlumbers’ Golf Society at Horners’ Trophy, Ashridge GC Wednesday, 12th June 2019 Admissions Interviews Tuesday, 18th June 2019 WCoP Office am Master’s Weekend 21st-23rd Friday, 21st June 2019 York Election of Sheriffs and Lunch Monday, 24th June 2019 Guildhall then a Livery Hall tba Plumber’s Golf Society at Marketors Livery Ryder Cup, Verulam GC Monday, 1st July 2019 Court of Assistants & Dinner Tuesday, 9th July 2019 Stationers' Hall 1600 The Plumbers’ Golf Day at New Zealand GC Thursday, 25th July 2019 Plumber’s Golf Society Match v Croham Hurst GC Friday, 23rd August 2019
Caroline Walsh, our almoner, has accepted the ever-so-popular Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge on Friday 5th July. Ffor the first time ever it will take place in Canary Wharf this year. The challnge is in partnership with Barclays and the event will be held at Barclays HQ at 1 Churchill Place which, standing at 156 metres, is one of the tallest buildings in Canary Wharf. The Abseil Challenge requires core muscle strength, a good sense of balance and the ability to control nerves for the descent down this iconic building. You can also compete and a team of experts from Mile End Climbing Wall will be on hand to show you the ropes. The abseil is open to everyone who is reasonably fit and healthy, no previous experience needed. Details here.
Please support Caroline by clicking here.
Liverymen who were admitted to the Livery before 31st May 2019 and who wish to vote for the Sheriffs and other Officers should note that you are summoned to meet at the Guildhall on Monday 24th June 2019 by 11.45am. The Lord Mayor will take the chair at 12 noon precisely. Tickets will be required for entry to the Guildhall and these are available only from this office on receipt of a completed proforma below. Click here. (Please note the Guildhall may not keep seats for later-arriving Liverymen and to ensure that you get a decent seat, you are strongly advised to arrive no later than 11.15am)
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers has kindly invited us to join them for lunch afterwards on the 24h June in Pewterers' Hall. If you wish to accept this invitation, please include this on the proforma and return it by Friday 14th June 2019.
Remeber our own Past Master Erica Stary is a candidate.
The Sheriffs’ Ball will be held at Guildhall on Friday 20 September in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. This fun, prestigious, black tie event will include a drinks reception, three course fine dining menu, electronic silent auction, entertainment and dancing until midnight. We are delighted to announce that due to popular demand The Chance Band will be back once again to play and sing live for you! Please find further details by clicking here. Tickets are selling fast so early booking is strongly recommended.
In addition, the ever-so-popular Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge is taking place at Barclays in Canary Wharf on Friday 5 July and registration is open at https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/665/abseil-challenge-at-barclays/. The Lord Mayor himself will be leading the way to descend 150 metres down the building and would be delighted if you were to join him in the challenge. Alternatively, you can sponsor him at justgiving.com/fundraising/aldermanpeterestlin – any donations, however large or small, will be greatly appreciated.
The Worshipful Company of Plumbers are entering a boat for the 50th City Livery Yacht Club Race which takes place on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Cowes Isle of Wight. This is a great chance to spend a fun weekend representing or supporting your Livery at one of the historic world class centres of yachting. What’s not to like about a great summer’s day by the sea? There are a number of places still available on the yacht, if you would like to take part. And all are very welcome, from complete novices to experienced sailors.
Alternatively, if you would like to spectate, we have been allocated the upper terrace of the Island Sailing Club for this and it’s got great views over the racing area. You are also invited to attend the dinners on Friday and Saturday nights.
There will be two races: the first starts at 10.00 and the second finishes in time for all to get ready for the 18.30 presentation dinner in the world-famous Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. For further details of this event, please email Assistant Janet Rivers by clicking here.
The Plumbers' Company has always firmly supported apprenticehip training. Our Ordinances of 1365 stipulate a seven year training period for apprentice plumbers. We continue to support apprenticesghips but recognise that they can be for a shorter length. The importance of apprenticeships are now newsworthy as exemplified by a recent article in The Times headed Medieval idea to make apprentices masters of their craft. To find out more click here.
It has been necessary to change the date of the Installation Court this year. Instead of Tuesday 15th October, it will now take place on Wednesday 23rd October. The timings and venues as outlined in the Calendar of Events (Vintners and St Magnus the Martyr Church) are exactly as before. Please do make a note of the new date.
It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of Len Yeoell earlier this month. Len became a Liveryman of the Company in October 2016. Our thoughts are with his family. The family are requesting support for Cancer Research in memory of Len. Click here for details.
Under the tricky conditions of light winds and strong tides in the Solent the Plumbers’ Company stormed to victory to win the Lord Mayor’s Cup at the Livery Regatta this weekend. After a postponement because of insufficient wind the race got underway at 13:30PM. The light winds and strong tide called for careful and expert navigation and sailing - a very challenging race. All the Livery competitors and spectators had an excellent weekend.
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The biggest event in the Inter-Livery golfing calendar is The Prince Arthur Cup competed for annually since 1927 by 54 Livery teams (playing as 2 pairs) at the prestigious Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey. Only the top 40 are guaranteed an invite for the following year. The format is tough with 36 holes in a day playing alternate shot foursomes.
This year our team of Richard Harvey, Tony Peters, Daniel Flowers and David Hannam achieved our best finish for many years coming 7th. The course was being prepared for US Open qualifying and the greens were quick and coupled with a good breeze it was an excellent challenge. A very well organised and run event. We look forward to next year and trying to improve on our 1971 best finish of Runners up!
Click on the header above and see the comment on the green digital poster. I hope he is not calling our Bertie darling!