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Our Master this year is Dame Fiona Woolf

I will continue the forward-thinking promotion of present and future plumbers in their service to society, charities and care of water resources.

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Latest news

  • The Annual Lecture not to be missed

    Posted on 8th March 2019 The Annual Lecture not to be missed

    The speaker will be Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency who will give a paper entitled, ‘Too much, too little, too hot, too cold: Extreme weather, what do we do next?’  

    Click here to find the  flyer for the 2019 Annual Lecture which will take place at The Royal College of Physicians on Monday 20th May.  The flyer includes a booking form.  The Lecture is genourasly supported by oiur corporate members to whom we give many thanks.

  • Installation 2019 Date change

    Posted on 19th March 2019

    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.

  • 2019 Candidates for Non-Aldermanic Sheriff

    Posted on 18th March 2019 2019 Candidates for Non-Aldermanic Sheriff

    Chris Hayward -  a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, elected member and Committee Chairman at the City of London Corporation, and Non-Executive Director I bring a relevant and dynamic combination of Livery, City of London, Business and Charitable experience to stand as a candidate for the Shrievalty.  https://www.chrishayward.city

    Erica Stary -  a successful lawyer and judge, self-made by hard work and diligent application, committed, selfless and altruistic public and voluntary service, inspiring individuals as well as organisations.  She is Past Master Plumber, Past Master Tax Adviser and Chairman of the Lady Masters Association 2017-19.  She is a member of Coleman Street Ward, Cripplegate Ward and City Livery Clubs.  She understands the City and the role of the Sheriff and declares that she will work loyally and selflessly to fulfil this role.  https://www.ericastary.london

  • The Wet 10 Thursday 21 st March 2019

    Posted on 13th March 2019 The Wet 10 Thursday 21 st March 2019

    As part of the City of London's 'Plastic Free City' initiative the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators are proud to present two eminent speakers, Professor Richard Thompson OBE, Professor of Marine Biology, Plymouth University and Lynette Dollar, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Stantec.   They will discuss the harm society's reliance on plastic is causing. Are there solutions to this global environmental challenge?  The event will be held in the Guildhall Members Club, 3rd Floor, Aldermanbury, EC2P 2EJ.  Click here for the details and here to find out more about the Wet 10.

  • Have you booked your place at the Master’s Weekend?

    Posted on 6th March 2019 Have you booked your place at the Master’s Weekend?

    This year there will be an exciting and thrilling weekend in York.  A great chance to meet fellow Liverymen and their partners.  Many lifelong friendships have resulted from previous Master’s Weekends.  The Master says ‘York was an obvious choice for my Master’s Weekend, not the least because I am a Trustee of the wonderful National Railway Museum. Another reason is that it has an older Mansion House than the one I lived in for a year as Lord Mayor of London! York is, of course, packed with historical sights, all within walking distance or a very short taxi ride from the Grand Hotel where we will stay - the former headquarters of North Eastern Railways, lavishly restored into a five-star hotel. I am not forgetting the breath-taking York Minster and so many other lovely things to do – there will be time for all that! You can take much of it at your own pace!’        Click here for details and make your booking now.

  • Court Lunch invitation

    Posted on 6th March 2019 Court Lunch invitation

    The Master and Wardens and Court of Assistants invite you to join them for lunch in the magnificent surroundings of the Tallow Chandlers’ Hall on Dowgate Hill (alongside Cannon Street Station) on Wednesday 10th April 2019 at 1245hr for 1300hr. Our guest speaker will be Colonel Simon Duckworth OBE DL, who will describe one of the unknown jewels of the City of London, Her Majesty’s Commission of Lieutenancy, with a long history and modern relevance in its work with reservists and cadets.  Click here for flyer and booking form.

Recent events

  • The Plumbers’ Annual Banquet in Mansion House

    The Plumbers’ Annual Banquet in Mansion House

    The Annual Banquet, held in the magnificent setting of the Egyptian Hall in Mansion House, is one of the highlights in the calendar of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers- and the 2019 event, held on Monday 18 March, was no exception.
    Almost 250 Liverymen and guests were greeted, on arrival, by a very impressive carpet guard provided by the officers and cadets of the Richmond Sea Cadets, with which the Company is affiliated. Before dinner, the Master, Dame Fiona Woolf, DBE, DL, invited the Sea Cadets into the Egyptian Hall and acknowledged the strong links which exist between the Company and the unit.
    As has become traditional at these events, musical entertainment was provided during dinner by the London Banqueting Ensemble whose repertoire ended with an exhilarating and breath-taking Post Horn Galop.

    The Master thanked the Company’s Corporate Members for their sponsorship of the evening, proposed the Civic Toast and welcomed Lord Mayor Locum Tenens, Alderman Ian Luder (Lord Mayor 2008/2009) who responded and explained that this was the first occasion when he had been able to attend a Plumbers’ Banquet. Upper Warden Dr Peter Rumley proposed the Toast to the Guests- who included Honorary Liverymen, representatives of the City and of plumbing organisations. The response to this Toast was given by Sir Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group (which includes the National Railway Museum in York). Sir Ian outlined the significance of the museums under his charge and said that the Science Museum is visited by more school children than any other museum, either in the UK or indeed in the whole of Europe. Sir Ian proposed the Toast to the Company (“May it flourish root and branch forever”) and the evening concluded with a chance to catch up with friends over a stirrup cup.

    Click here for photos or for a full range on the photographer's web site www.michaelosullivan.co.uk/

  • The Annual Livery Pancake Race

    The Annual Livery Pancake Race

    The Annual Livery Pancake Race in Guildhall yard, in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal was held this Tuesday.   Sadly Team Plumber didn’t win this year, but it was the taking part that counted and had there been a wheelchair race, Caroline Walsh, our Almoner, would have won that for sure.

  • Being involved in the Company

    Being involved in the Company

    The Membership Committee organised a new members get together yesterday evening at Carpenters' Hall to assist them to get to know how the Company operates and how to get involved.  Presentations were given by The Master - Dame Fiona Woolf, Nick Gale - Chairman of Freedom and Livery Committee and Paul Flatt - Chairman of Membership Committee.  18 new Liverymen attended and were hosted by several members of the Company.  The evening was a very open discussion with new members talking about why they had joined the Company and where they thought they could contribute.  All felt the evening was a very useful way of introducing them better into the Company.  Remember that the Master and the Court are always open to suggestions and ideas on how the Company can work and involve members in the furtherance of our Aims & Objectives

  • Remembered by our Royal Honorary Member

    Remembered by our Royal Honorary Member

    Past  Master Brian Wadsworth reports “The Company may like to know that the Duchess of Cornwall opened a new building for the Medical Detection Dogs charity today, attended by Anne and myself – and many others of course.  She was kind enough to say to me that the lead planter presented to her by the Company for her home is looking splendid, full of flowers.”

    The Company has previously supported the training of a detection dog named Plum who is now two years old.