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Our Master this year is Robert Burgon

I will serve the Company in its promotion of the plumbing industry, its charitable activities and support for the City of London institutions.

Supporting the Craft

Historic lead crafts still have a place in modern society. Witness them in our museum at Singleton.

Latest news

  • **A message from the Master**

    Posted on 17th May 2018

    I regret to announce that the Clerk, Commander Pieter Cox, RN, has resigned with immediate effect.

    Our former Clerk, Air Commodore Paul Nash, OBE, has agreed to provide cover in the short-term as Acting Clerk while the recruitment process for a replacement Clerk is carried out.

  • GDPR - Our Privacy Notice

    Posted on 24th April 2018

    In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation the Plumbers’ Company Privacy Notice can be found by clicking here.

  • Summer Festival 2018

    Posted on 23rd May 2018 Summer Festival 2018

    On Tuesday 3rd July, the Master, Robert and his wife, Sheila invite to join them for a Summer Festival in the newly refurbished Salters’ Hall.  The evening will commence at 6.30 pm with drinks and a reception in the beautiful gardens of the hall (weather permitting.)

    Further details and the booking form can be found by clicking here.

  • Changing the Guard visit

    Posted on 22nd May 2018 Changing the Guard visit

    You are invited to join the Master on Wednesday 11th July 2018 for a visit to behind the scenes of the Changing of the Guard and lunch will be taken at the Rubens Hotel.   We meet at 9.15am at Wellington Barracks back gate on Petty France. Click here for details and booking.

  • Election of Sheriffs followed by lunch

    Posted on 21st May 2018

    Liverymen who were admitted to the Livery before 31st May 2017 and who wish to vote for the Sheriffs and other Officers should note that you are summoned to meet at the Guildhall on Monday 25th June 2018 by 11.45am.  The Worshipful Company of Pewterers has kindly invited us to join them for lunch afterwards on the 25h June in Pewterers’ Hall.

    For flyer and booking click here.

  • Fatberg weekend details

    Posted on 20th May 2018 Fatberg weekend details

    Discover some hideous facts about London’s sewers and what lurks inside them at this interactive and immersive activity inspired by the Fatberg! display. Grab some rubber gloves to dissect a fake fatberg and meet some characters from the past and present who work down in London’s sewers. This is a drop-in activity, but we are limited to a capacity of 10 children at a time with each experience lasting approximately 15 minutes. In partnership with Open City.  There’s also a talk with some of the curators and staff on the Fatberg on Monday 4 June at 7pm if it’s of interest, further details below and booking on the website here.

    Learn how the monstrous Whitechapel fatberg went from sewer to showcase in this fascinating panel event.  Explore the challenges of curating and conserving this disgusting mass, and see the fatberg samples close-up – if you dare!

Recent events

  • Death of Retired Liveryman Charles Henderson

    Charles Henderson, who was churchwarden of St Magnus in the 1980s and 1990s and formerly a liveryman of the Plumbers’ Company died of cancer at home on Friday 11 May.  Although  Charles resigned his membership of the livery quite a number of years ago, some older members of the Company will no doubt remember him.  

    There will be a cremation service at 2.30pm on Tuesday 12 June 2018 at Putney Vale Crematorium and a Sung Requiem at St Magnus the Martyr on 11.30am on Saturday 23 June 2018.  Charles is survived by his partner Nicholas Bernardi.

  • The Answer to our Lecture Title - “Good Morning, do you wish to see a doctor or a plumber?”

    The Answer to our Lecture Title - “Good Morning, do you wish to see a doctor or a plumber?”

    "Plumbers are the most important front line health workers round the globe".  Professor Mala Rao, Senior Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London and a Trustee of WaterAid UK, reminded those present of this important observation by the World Health Organisation and in doing so answered the question posed by her lecture "Good Morning, do you wish to see a doctor or a plumber?".
    Professor Rao, who is also a Plumbers' Court Assistant, reminded us that safe drinking water and sewage disposal were well recognised essentials for healthy communities yet were sadly lacking in many parts of the world.  Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects feature in many governmental and NGO programs but much work remains. It is up to everyone to promote WASH in whatever way possible.  We were reminded that although emphasis is usually given to less well developed countries that the water situation in the UK has room for many improvements and that future planning to conserve our supplies is essential. (this was highlighted by the BBC in the days after the lecture .Click here to view the BBC report.)
    Prof Rao suggested four heading for consideration. A Stronger Voice  Ensuring that WASH programs are strongly promoted nationally, internationally at both governmental and private levels. Funding Promote better investment in water and hygiene programs (The Plumbers' Company charity supports the work of Village by Village in Ghana), Strengthening Systems  Using and developing technology applicable to the areas of need, Building Capacity  ensuring that the lack of institutional and human capacity across the water sector does not constrain progress particularly in least developed countries.
    This year's lecture both informed and challenged the audience while underlining the continuing importance of plumbing to the health of the population throughout the world.

    Click here to view the lecture slides

  • Out & About for the Master

    Out & About for the Master

    This week's Blog describes how the Master attended Company and City functions outside London.  Read the details by clicking herej

  • Along a river and up and up and down cliff by train!

    Along a river and up and up and down cliff by train!

    A Social Trip with a difference.  Not in or near London but all the way to Shropshire.  The Master accompanied by a goodly number of Liverymen and partners visited the Severn valley Railway traveling by steam train for Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.  In the evening an enjoyable dinner was followed by an illustrated talk on the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway was given by Steward Malvern Tipping, the Chairman of the Company owning the railway.  On the morning of the second day all of the party, together with the Master and Clerk of the Gild of the Bridgnorth Freemen, met at the cliff railway’s Low Town station. Malvern conducted the party on a tour of the cliff railway and its winding room where they met both the general manager and the engineer.  They were joined for a carvery lunch by the Mayor Ron Whittle OBE and his wife Cllr. Mrs. Carole Whittle.  The visit concluded with a conducted tour of the town of Bridgnorth.  For a more detailed account of the visit click here.

    The Plumbers' Company looks forward to further visits in different parts of the United Kingdom.