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.
On 20th October, Nick Jones will be installed as Master for the ensuing year in St Magnus-the-Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street. At the same ceremony, Air Cdre Paul Nash will be installed as Upper Warden and David Adams as Renter Warden. They all look forward to the honour of serving our ancient Company.
The Senior Steward, Clive Sofaer and Stewards invite you to join them in entertaining the Master and Wardens and in honouring the Immediate Past Master, Dr Peter Rumley, at this year’s Ladle Dinner and thanking him for all he has done for the Company over an exceptional two-year period. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to dine in the magnificent surroundings of the historic Saddlers’ Hall.
Jools Holland accompanied by Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall gave us a very special exclusive performance at Fishmongers’ Hall to raise money to refurbish the roof at St Magnus the Martyr, our company church, which we share with the Fishmongers Company. And the excellent St Magnus choir sang too!
We raised over £106,000!
We all enjoyed a fabulous time on the Master’s midweek break to the Cornish Riviera in and around St Mawes, Cornwall on 28 to 30 September 2021. Peter and Bridget Rumley treated us to some super hospitality and sumptuous fare in some beautiful locations.
Our very own Master, Dr Peter Rumley, presented this year’s lecture on the fascinating topic “The Royal Plumbers and Early Water Engineering”. He eloquently described how “We are who we are because water runs downhill!”. You can listen to it (again if you were there) by clicking here.
Held at the splendid Royal College of Physicians alongside Regents Park, it is one of the highlights of our calendar of events, with refreshments beforehand, and a drinks reception and dinner afterwards. Our thanks to the College who hosted us so well and all our corporate members who help sponsor the event. A gallery of pictures from the evening can be seen by clicking on the main image.
The Plumbers were back at Cowes on Saturday 25 September to defend their title, but sadly the wind wasn’t and the race had to be abandoned for the becalmed boats! Next year’s race will be back in May, its normal date, and we will be there to defend our title again! But you can see novice sailor Ian Palmer unsuccessfully ‘learning the ropes!’ Hopefully he will have got it right by then! There are some more pictures too.
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