Liverymen and Members’ Corner

This page has been set up during the Coronavirus outbreak as a point of contact for all our members to keep in touch and also provide some light relief from the lockdown. Is there anything useful or helpful from work or your professional body that you could share with other Liverymen and members? Do you have any interesting or funny articles, stories or jokes. Have you done anything interesting, that may not have gone quite to plan? Have you discovered something? Any item will do; the aim is to keep it informative and positive and also, where appropriate, lighthearted and to lift peoples spirits. If you have anything please email it to the Clerk. The Clerk and Webmaster will have the final say on what will and will not be published!

So it looks like Christmas is nearly cancelled, but sadly not soon enough for all the large turkeys that have been prepared! Any ideas on what to do with left over turkey will be gratefully received!

We will meet again, but I don’t where, don’t know when, but in the meanwhile life continues, virtually of course.

We’ve received a number of Christmas messages, including one from the staff at Clarence House:

There is a personal one from the Master, in this unusual year, but without the interruptions from the elfish Wardens, reindeer Clerk and IPM!:

The Master’s Personal Message

And one from the Lord Mayor:

The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Message

We have another quiz for you too, from Liveryman Graham Setterfield in aid of “Save the Children”; click on the logo below. The answers are in the separate link below the logo:

Save the Children 2020 Lockdown Quiz – Answers

Our next virtual lecture will be a fascinating insight into vaccine development from Liveryman Dr Tony Lockett, an expert member on the UK COVID challenge ethics committee, on Thursday 28th January 2021 at 6:00pm:

Vaccinology Tales

What could be more topical!

I’ve mentioned the excellent on-line lectures from Gresham College a number of times and they’ve just published their January 2021 programme:

January 2021 Gresham College Lectures

Anyone can watch them for free.

In this season of goodwill, our own charity has continued its support of good causes in many areas and two of them, Aquabox, which provides clean water in the Third World, and the City Livery Kitchen Initiative, supporting key workers in London, have given us their latest news. You can see them on the website charity page:

Website Charity Page

On the subject of giving, the Plumber’s Museum Workshop Trust has just delivered its latest lead cast planter to our company church, St Magnus-the-Martyr, to say thank you to Father Philip Warner, our company chaplain, for all the support he gives us throughout the year. We will present it to him properly when circumstances allow:

St Magnus-the-Martyr Planter

As always, all our latest news can be seen via the website home page. You just need to click on the company logo at the top of this page to go to it.

I think this will be the last update for 2020, so once again can I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, however and with whom you manage to celebrate it and a very safe New Year.


I’ve kept these here because they still bring a smile to my face!

 Plumbers’ Apprentice Statue Missing!

  Plumbers’ Apprentice Statue Found?

A Lesson or Two with Honorary Liveryman Jules Holland

The Order of Precedence Song


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