Our annual Masters’ and Clerks’ Lunch for our fellow livery companies returned after a two-year break, in the splendid surroundings of Carpenters’ Hall, the home of our office.
We admitted six new members to the Livery at our April Court meeting. Welcome to (left to right in the picture) John Wilson, Paula Whitcombe, James Bartram, (the Master), Russell Cheesman, Gareth Smith and Justin Broadbent. We look forward to your company and to sharing some good times with you.
Happy Birthday to Past Master Geoff Marsh, who has just celebrated his 90th birthday; yet another fabulous achievement in his life! A stalwart of our trade and profession, Geoff was a leading light for decades and inaugurated the Master Plumber Certificate Award which has been copied across the City of London by numerous other trades and professions. You can read about this year’s Awards here.
Sadly, this year’s Inter-Livery Pancake Race had to be cancelled at the last minute because of the weather. But it didn’t prevent Renter Warden David Adams winning second prize in the judging for the best fancy dress in the fancy dress race – that didn’t take place! Well done David!
Each year on 11 March we celebrate World Plumbing Day. Ordinarily the Worshipful Company of Plumbers recognises it by awarding and presenting bursaries to our very best apprentices in a ceremony at our Plumbing Apprentice Statue on Cannon Street Station. It hasn’t been possible to award any this year because of the pandemic, but we do have a message from Thomas Bigley, the Chairman of the World Plumbing Council, highlighting what World Plumbing Day means.
It is with much sadness we have to announce the death of Liveryman Tom Mayhew who passed away on 22 January 2022 aged 86 years. Tom was a very active member of the company for 34 years and our thoughts and condolences go to his widow Monica, sons Tom, Patrick and Alexander and all his family. His funeral is planned to be held in Windsor and further details will be published when known.