Come to Cannon Street railway station where, next to the Plumber's Apprentice, presentations will be made by the Master to this years winning plumbing apprentices. Details and booking click here.United Guilds Service Friday, 29th March 2019 St Paul's Cathedral 1130 The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Thursday, 4th April 2019 Plumbers’ Golf Society at Pewterers Challenge, Westerham GC Monday, 8th April 2019 Court of Assistants & Masters & Clerks Lunch Wednesday, 10th April 2019 Tallow Chandlers' Hall 1030
Plumbers’ Golf Society at World Traders Golf Day, Woldingham GC Monday, 29th April 2019 Plumbers’ Golf Society Meeting, Brookmans Park GC Thursday, 2nd May 2019
NB May be on the 3rd MayMembership Committee Tuesday, 7th May 2019 WCoP Office 1100 Freedom & Livery Committee Tuesday, 7th May 2019 WCoP Office 1330
The speaker will be Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency who will give a paper entitled, ‘Too much, too little, too hot, too cold: Extreme weather, what do we do next?’
Click here to find the flyer for the 2019 Annual Lecture which will take place at The Royal College of Physicians on Monday 20th May. The flyer includes a booking form. The Lecture is genourasly supported by oiur corporate members to whom we give many thanks.
Come to Cannon Street railway station at 10.50 on Wednesday 27th March. Next to Bertie, the Apprentice's Statue, there wii be a public demonstration of the part which apprentices play in the plumbing industry. Now in its third year, six bursary prizes will be presented by the Master to people who are currently undergoing training to become qualified to work in the industry. The bursaries (which have been provided by the Company's Education and Charitable Trust with generous support from City and Guilds of London Institute and Monument Tools) will enable the recipients to purchase plumbing tools through Monument Tools.
It has been necessary to change the date of the Installation Court this year. Instead of Tuesday 15th October, it will now take place on Wednesday 23rd October. The timings and venues as outlined in the Calendar of Events (Vintners and St Magnus the Martyr Church) are exactly as before. Please do make a note of the new date.
Chris Hayward - a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, elected member and Committee Chairman at the City of London Corporation, and Non-Executive Director I bring a relevant and dynamic combination of Livery, City of London, Business and Charitable experience to stand as a candidate for the Shrievalty. https://www.chrishayward.city
Erica Stary - a successful lawyer and judge, self-made by hard work and diligent application, committed, selfless and altruistic public and voluntary service, inspiring individuals as well as organisations. She is Past Master Plumber, Past Master Tax Adviser and Chairman of the Lady Masters Association 2017-19. She is a member of Coleman Street Ward, Cripplegate Ward and City Livery Clubs. She understands the City and the role of the Sheriff and declares that she will work loyally and selflessly to fulfil this role. https://www.ericastary.london
As part of the City of London's 'Plastic Free City' initiative the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators are proud to present two eminent speakers, Professor Richard Thompson OBE, Professor of Marine Biology, Plymouth University and Lynette Dollar, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Stantec. They will discuss the harm society's reliance on plastic is causing. Are there solutions to this global environmental challenge? The event will be held in the Guildhall Members Club, 3rd Floor, Aldermanbury, EC2P 2EJ. Click here for the details and here to find out more about the Wet 10.
This year there will be an exciting and thrilling weekend in York. A great chance to meet fellow Liverymen and their partners. Many lifelong friendships have resulted from previous Master’s Weekends. The Master says ‘York was an obvious choice for my Master’s Weekend, not the least because I am a Trustee of the wonderful National Railway Museum. Another reason is that it has an older Mansion House than the one I lived in for a year as Lord Mayor of London! York is, of course, packed with historical sights, all within walking distance or a very short taxi ride from the Grand Hotel where we will stay - the former headquarters of North Eastern Railways, lavishly restored into a five-star hotel. I am not forgetting the breath-taking York Minster and so many other lovely things to do – there will be time for all that! You can take much of it at your own pace!’ Click here for details and make your booking now.
The Annual Banquet, held in the magnificent setting of the Egyptian Hall in Mansion House, is one of the highlights in the calendar of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers- and the 2019 event, held on Monday 18 March, was no exception.
Almost 250 Liverymen and guests were greeted, on arrival, by a very impressive carpet guard provided by the officers and cadets of the Richmond Sea Cadets, with which the Company is affiliated. Before dinner, the Master, Dame Fiona Woolf, DBE, DL, invited the Sea Cadets into the Egyptian Hall and acknowledged the strong links which exist between the Company and the unit.
As has become traditional at these events, musical entertainment was provided during dinner by the London Banqueting Ensemble whose repertoire ended with an exhilarating and breath-taking Post Horn Galop.
The Master thanked the Company’s Corporate Members for their sponsorship of the evening, proposed the Civic Toast and welcomed Lord Mayor Locum Tenens, Alderman Ian Luder (Lord Mayor 2008/2009) who responded and explained that this was the first occasion when he had been able to attend a Plumbers’ Banquet. Upper Warden Dr Peter Rumley proposed the Toast to the Guests- who included Honorary Liverymen, representatives of the City and of plumbing organisations. The response to this Toast was given by Sir Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group (which includes the National Railway Museum in York). Sir Ian outlined the significance of the museums under his charge and said that the Science Museum is visited by more school children than any other museum, either in the UK or indeed in the whole of Europe. Sir Ian proposed the Toast to the Company (“May it flourish root and branch forever”) and the evening concluded with a chance to catch up with friends over a stirrup cup.
The Annual Livery Pancake Race in Guildhall yard, in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal was held this Tuesday. Sadly Team Plumber didn’t win this year, but it was the taking part that counted and had there been a wheelchair race, Caroline Walsh, our Almoner, would have won that for sure.
The Membership Committee organised a new members get together yesterday evening at Carpenters' Hall to assist them to get to know how the Company operates and how to get involved. Presentations were given by The Master - Dame Fiona Woolf, Nick Gale - Chairman of Freedom and Livery Committee and Paul Flatt - Chairman of Membership Committee. 18 new Liverymen attended and were hosted by several members of the Company. The evening was a very open discussion with new members talking about why they had joined the Company and where they thought they could contribute. All felt the evening was a very useful way of introducing them better into the Company. Remember that the Master and the Court are always open to suggestions and ideas on how the Company can work and involve members in the furtherance of our Aims & Objectives
Past Master Brian Wadsworth reports “The Company may like to know that the Duchess of Cornwall opened a new building for the Medical Detection Dogs charity today, attended by Anne and myself – and many others of course. She was kind enough to say to me that the lead planter presented to her by the Company for her home is looking splendid, full of flowers.”
The Company has previously supported the training of a detection dog named Plum who is now two years old.