The Medical Detection Dogs charity hopes it will be able to train dogs to sniff out Covid-19 and play a vital role in preventing further spread of the pandemic in future.
Those of you who receive The Daily Telegraph will have seen Mary’s obituary published on Monday 20 April 2020, following the announcement of her passing. I am most grateful to the paper giving permission for us to republish it on our website. An image of the article and its text can be seen below:
The Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell and Sheriffs, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli and Christopher Hayward, will serve an additional year because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Arrangements for the re-election of the Lord Mayor will be published in due course. Subject to confirmation, it is thought that the Sheriffs can be extended in office and that the election on 24 June will be cancelled. Full details are given in their press release.
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Past Mistress Dr Mary Caroe who has succumbed to the coronavirus outbreak. Mary was the widow of Past Master Martin Caroe, who was Master in 1985/86 and was a great supporter of the Company for many years.
If you’re getting bored being shut at home, here’s some help from Honorary Liveryman Jules Holland on how to relieve it.
We are proud to present some light entertainment courtesy of the Weavers’ Company, performed by Tony Saunders. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, of course (The Major General’s Song from The Pirates of Penzance) and thanks to Alderman Prof Sir Andrew Parmley for the words. And a nod to Tom Lehrer too!
I wanted to drop you a little note. We are now a week into our ‘new normal’. It has and will take some adjustment & getting used to for us all.
As your Almoner I am here for you. For a chat, discussion on the phone or online about plumbing, wine, books…also cards over the phone (I kid you not, it is possible) or virtually, please do get in touch. You can get my number and email address from the Clerk. It would be great to hear your news.
Big virtual hugs from afar. Caroline
The Plumbers’ office in Carpenters’ Hall will re-open on Tuesday 1st June after the Whit Monday Bank Holiday as lockdown continues to be eased. Thereafter, the Clerk, Adrian, and Clerk’s Assistant, Sharon, will return to their normal Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 0900hr to 1700hr, with Debbie the bookkeeper, also in the office on Mondays. In the meanwhile, if you do have an urgent message please email the Clerk.
A one-day seminar organised by the Royal Society of Public Health to be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1AD.
On a very cold January day Peter Cheesman’s volunteers and the Walsh Family showed that when you give Plumbers some lead to melt, pour and burn they have real fun at the Plumbers’ Museum Workshop Trust at Amberley Open Air Heritage Museum.
On Thursday 23 January 2020 we enjoyed an exclusive private tour of the two Royal Chapels at St James, hosted by Serjeant of the Vestry, The Royal Household, Jon Simpson, who gave us a fascinating insight into their history and some snippets on life in this Royal Palace.
Jason Clark joined the Livery in July 2019. A member of the CIPHE Disciplinary Committee, the Institute has published an article on him in its P&H magazine. With its and his permission you can read it here.
Who has been the most eminent member of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers? It would be difficult to argue against John Embree, who was the Sergeant Plumber from 1639 -1661, and Surveyor of the King’s Works from 1653 – 1660. This year marks the four hundredth anniversary his binding as an apprentice.
Past Steward John Carnaby and Past Master Peter Brunner have written this interesting article on this eminent plumber, who was installed as our Master in 1647.
The Village by Village Clean Hands Saves Lives (CHSL) programme has completed another successful village project.
Neil Kerfoot, the Charity’s Chief Executive, has sent a report directly from Ebenezer Gyampoh, who heads and delivers the projects in the country to get his insights.