The Worshipful Company of Plumbers aims to support and make a difference within the ancient industry of plumbing. We assist and support charities and trainees, partner our industry through affiliations and work closely with the Lord Mayor and the City of London.
The Master has started his year’s social programme with a wonderful and at times humbling visit to the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, formerly a hospital and home to thousands of children forced to be given up by their mothers.
After two years in office we celebrated and thanked Dr Peter Rumley for his Mastership of our Company at our splendid and traditional Ladle Dinner, a very special event in our calendar. It also marks the hand-over of our Senior Steward.
The Master Plumber and his Consort, Nick and Kala, look forward to welcoming you to the glorious setting of our Company Church, St. Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, to celebrate the coming of Christmas.
Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces. Every day, over 700 children under five years old die from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene. For every $1 invested in basic sanitation up to $5 is returned in saved medical costs and increased productivity, and jobs are created along the entire service chain.
Read more about the United Nation’s campaign here and on its Fact Sheet. The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is already doing its bit to help improve sanitation in the Third World through its charitable donations to Village-by-Village.
It is with much sadness we have to announce the death of Past Steward Tom Thackeray, who passed away in hospital on 26 October 2021 at the age of 87 years after a year of failing health. Tom was a member of the Livery for 30 years and was appointed as a Steward in 2003. Both he and his wife Pat, who passed away last year, were great supporters of the company.
The Lead Contractors Association, “LCA”, and the Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors, “FTMRC”, joined forces this year for a combined Technical Seminar and Awards event at Lingfield Park Racecourse. With a record turn-out and hosted by Liveryman Allan Anderson, Chairman of the LCA and Liveryman Christopher Salmon, Chairman of the FTMRC, click on the link to see the prestigious entries and awards.
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