Liveryman Dr Tim Gocher – NHS Governor

Liveryman Dr Tim Gocher has been elected as a Governor at the NHS Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust and has recounted his first experiences.

In Memory of Liveryman Terry Fillary

This tribute is published in memory of Liveryman Terry Fillary MBE FCIPHE RP, a legendary exponent of the craft of lead casting.

Brigantes Programme for 2021

Do you live outside London “up north” and would like to join in some more local events?  The Brigantes, the City of London Liverymen in the North, has just published details of its post-lockdown programme for 2021 and how to join if you are interested.

World Plumbing Day – 11 March 2021

Each year on 11 March we celebrate World Plumbing Day. Sadly, this year’s celebrations will be very limited because of the pandemic, but it won’t be totally forgotten.

Liveryman Phil Mead

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of Liveryman Phil Mead on 5 March 2012. He had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away with his wife Wendy and family by his side. Phil had been a liveryman for 36 years and a stalwart of the Plumbing Museum Workshop Trust, dedicated to the craft of lead casting. We send our deepest condolences to Wendy and all the family. He will be sorely missed. We have also lost another great member of the Plumbers’ family too! A full tribute will follow.

Liveryman Terry Fillary MBE FCIPHE RP

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of Liveryman Terry Fillary. He suffered a heart attack and passed away on the morning of Tuesday 23 February 2021. Terry will be remembered for his outstanding lead crafting skills, for which he was awarded the MBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.  We have lost another legend of the Livery. Our thoughts and condolences go to his widow Betty and all the family.

Iris Mann

It is with much sadness we have to announce the death of Iris Mann, the widow of Past Master Dennis Mann.  She passed away on 1 February 2021 at the age of 92 years. Dennis was Master in 1990/91 and predeceased her, passing away in 2011.  Our thoughts and condolences are with son and Liveryman David, daughter Sarah and all the family.  For any enquiries about the funeral, which will be live streamed, please email sarahmann7@hotmail.co.uk

A Sri-Lankan Cooking Class

Trisha Jones, daughter of Upper Warden Nick Jones, gave us a delicious presentation on how to prepare and cook a Sri-Lankan curry.

The Master’s February 2021 Letter
The Lord Mayor’s January 2021 Bulletin

From The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor

28 January 2021

Vaccinology Tales

Liveryman Dr Tony Lockett, an expert member on the UK COVID challenge ethics committee, gave us a fascinating insight into the history and development of vaccines.

Court Meeting – 28 January 2021

The Court held its first meeting of 2021, once again via Zoom, and in a first, installed five new liverymen virtually.

Calling All Female Liverymen

Your Charity Needs You!

For 15 minutes of your time we will donate £5 to the Plumbers’ Charity

Water Conservators’ WET 10 Lecture

The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators virtual 2021 WET 10 lecture ‘Which Way Water – 2050?’ will be held on World Water Day – Monday 22 March 2021 at 6:00pm

Past Steward David Aggett – A Tribute to a Model Plumber

I am most grateful to Past Steward John Carnaby for his significant contribution to this tribute, to Past Master Rodney Cartwright for some of the images and to London Walking Tours for its permission to reproduce its fine article and images of David’s Old London Bridge model.

Liveryman Peter Hunt

It is with much sadness that we have learnt of the death of Liveryman Peter Hunt on Christmas Eve. Peter was 84 years old and had been suffering from cancer for a long time. He was a member for 30 years and last attended the Ladle Dinner in 2019. We sent our thoughts and condolences to his family.

Past Steward David Aggett

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of Past Steward David Aggett at the age of 91. David joined the company in 1983 and served as our second Senior Steward in 1985. We send our thoughts and condolences to his whole family. Although he resigned from the company in 2019 for health reasons, his legacy will remain with us for two outstanding reasons.

Past Master Charles Smith RP

It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the death of Past Master Charles Smith on 29th December. He had a fall on 13th December and fractured his hip, followed by replacement surgery, but did not have the strength to recover. Charles, supported by his wife Beryl, made a huge contribution to the Company; he would have been a Liveryman for 50 years in 2021 and was Master in 1996/97. Our thoughts and condolences are with Beryl, son and Liveryman Colin, and all the family.