Masters’ and Clerks’ Lunch – 27 April 2022

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.

Six New Members of the Livery

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.

United Guilds’ Service 1 April 2022

The Master, Wardens, Liverymen and their partners attended the colourful United Guilds’ Service in St Paul’s Cathedral after a gap of two years.

Prestigious Award for Court Assistant Mala Rao

Congratulations to Court Assistant Prof Mala Rao OBE, who  has been awarded The Alwyn Smith Prize for outstanding service to public health.

 

Persian Banquet

A fabulous cultural and dining experience at The Place, sampling Persian hospitality, food and music.

Ukraine – The Plumbers’ Response

The Plumbers’ Company, The Plumbers’ Charity and many members are helping the citizens of Ukraine in their hour of need.

Master’s Guildhall Yard Charity Sleepover

The Master spent the night of 30 March on the slabs of the Guildhall Yard to raise money for the homeless – on one of the coldest nights of the year!.

Plumbers’ Banquet 2022

We enjoyed a fabulous evening on 21 March at the Mansion House for the return of our annual banquet after a delay of three years. The Lord Mayor was able to join us for one of the highlights of our social programme.

Plumbers’ Golf Society – Swinley Forest

The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Plumbers’ Golf Society (PGS) were invited by the Horners’ Company to their spring meeting at the iconic Swinley Forest Golf Club in Surrey.

Past Master Geoff Marsh MBE – 90th Birthday

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.

Master Certificate Awards 2022

Sponsored by the City and Guilds’ of London Institute (CGLI), this prestigious annual event, started by the Plumbers’ Company, recognises and rewards the very best in a number of trades.

Pancake Race Cancelled

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!

World Plumbing Day – 11 March

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.

A Message From the Master

In light of the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine, the Master has sent a message to us all and we have received a note from the City Livery Committee.

Plumbers’ Table – 21 February 2022

Thirty Eight Plumbers and their guests enjoyed another splendid informal lunch at Ironmongers’ Hall

Caribbean Evening

A fun filled evening of Caribbean cocktails, canapés and food, with music and dancing at the October Gallery in Bloomsbury hosted by Linett Kamala, a Director of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Liveryman Thomas Mayhew

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.

Four New Liverymen Admitted in January 2022

We were delighted to admit four new liverymen during our Court meeting and lunch at Armourers’ Hall on 26 January 2022.

Court Meeting – 26 January 2022

Our first Court meeting of 2022 was held at the historic Armourers’ Hall. We admitted four new liverymen and presented the Worshipful Company of Plumbers top apprentice awards to the Royal Navy winners for 2020 and 2021.