Date to be confirmedPlumbers’ Golf Society at Horners’ Trophy, Ashridge GC Wednesday, 12th June 2019 Admissions Interviews Tuesday, 18th June 2019 WCoP Office am Master’s Weekend 21st-23rd Friday, 21st June 2019 York Election of Sheriffs and Lunch Monday, 24th June 2019 Guildhall then a Livery Hall tba Plumber’s Golf Society at Marketors Livery Ryder Cup, Verulam GC Monday, 1st July 2019 Court of Assistants & Dinner Tuesday, 9th July 2019 Stationers' Hall 1600 The Plumbers’ Golf Day at New Zealand GC Thursday, 25th July 2019 Plumber’s Golf Society Match v Croham Hurst GC Friday, 23rd August 2019 Membership Committee Tuesday, 10th September 2019 WCoP Office 1100
Meet the Cadets CMS, Cannon Place - Tuesday 25th June 2019
The Plumbers' Company is delighted to have an affiliation with the Richmond Sea Cadets. We see them at our annual Mansion House Banquet when they provide a very smart "Carpet Guard", but we never have very long with them. We would all like to get to know them better and find out what we can do to enhance the relationship with these excellent young people and their leaders. Perhaps we can inspire some future plumbers amongst them!
To that end, we have organised a "speed dating" evening at the Master's office where the Cadets, their leaders and volunteers, Liverymen and their guests and some plumbing apprentices can get to know each other and find out what excites us all - enthusiasm is very infectious! We will be able to explore what support would make a real difference so that we can build on the relationship and learn more from our apprentices.
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The Master, Dame Fiona Woolf and her consort, Nicholas, invite you to join them for our Summer Festival dinner in the historic Stationers' Hall. The evening will commence at 6.30 pm with drinks and a reception in the beautiful gardens of the hall (weather permitting.) The first Hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers was destroyed in the Great Fire of London being replaced by the current building circa 1670. It was re¬modelled in 1800 and is Grade I listed. Restored after damage caused by enemy action in 1940, the Hall today is one of the most beautiful in the City.
The speaker will be Patrick Jenkins, financial editor of the Financial Times who oversees the FT's coverage of financial services. He writes a weekly column on the sector, edits a weekly diary, hosts a weekly banking podcast and is very much a City Insider. At a time when journalism is under scrutiny, he will speak about the role of the journalist today and 'fake news'.
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Caroline Walsh, our almoner, has accepted the ever-so-popular Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge on Friday 5th July. Ffor the first time ever it will take place in Canary Wharf this year. The challnge is in partnership with Barclays and the event will be held at Barclays HQ at 1 Churchill Place which, standing at 156 metres, is one of the tallest buildings in Canary Wharf. The Abseil Challenge requires core muscle strength, a good sense of balance and the ability to control nerves for the descent down this iconic building. You can also compete and a team of experts from Mile End Climbing Wall will be on hand to show you the ropes. The abseil is open to everyone who is reasonably fit and healthy, no previous experience needed. Details here.
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Liverymen who were admitted to the Livery before 31st May 2019 and who wish to vote for the Sheriffs and other Officers should note that you are summoned to meet at the Guildhall on Monday 24th June 2019 by 11.45am. The Lord Mayor will take the chair at 12 noon precisely. Tickets will be required for entry to the Guildhall and these are available only from this office on receipt of a completed proforma below. Click here. (Please note the Guildhall may not keep seats for later-arriving Liverymen and to ensure that you get a decent seat, you are strongly advised to arrive no later than 11.15am)
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers has kindly invited us to join them for lunch afterwards on the 24h June in Pewterers' Hall. If you wish to accept this invitation, please include this on the proforma and return it by Friday 14th June 2019.
Remeber our own Past Master Erica Stary is a candidate.
The Sheriffs’ Ball will be held at Guildhall on Friday 20 September in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. This fun, prestigious, black tie event will include a drinks reception, three course fine dining menu, electronic silent auction, entertainment and dancing until midnight. We are delighted to announce that due to popular demand The Chance Band will be back once again to play and sing live for you! Please find further details by clicking here. Tickets are selling fast so early booking is strongly recommended.
In addition, the ever-so-popular Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge is taking place at Barclays in Canary Wharf on Friday 5 July and registration is open at https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/665/abseil-challenge-at-barclays/. The Lord Mayor himself will be leading the way to descend 150 metres down the building and would be delighted if you were to join him in the challenge. Alternatively, you can sponsor him at justgiving.com/fundraising/aldermanpeterestlin – any donations, however large or small, will be greatly appreciated.
The Worshipful Company of Plumbers are entering a boat for the 50th City Livery Yacht Club Race which takes place on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Cowes Isle of Wight. This is a great chance to spend a fun weekend representing or supporting your Livery at one of the historic world class centres of yachting. What’s not to like about a great summer’s day by the sea? There are a number of places still available on the yacht, if you would like to take part. And all are very welcome, from complete novices to experienced sailors.
Alternatively, if you would like to spectate, we have been allocated the upper terrace of the Island Sailing Club for this and it’s got great views over the racing area. You are also invited to attend the dinners on Friday and Saturday nights.
There will be two races: the first starts at 10.00 and the second finishes in time for all to get ready for the 18.30 presentation dinner in the world-famous Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. For further details of this event, please email Assistant Janet Rivers by clicking here.
One of the highlights of the Annual Lecture dinner is the presentation of the Corporate Members Outstanding Achievement Award. This awards scheme has been introduced to allow Corporate Members to put forward candidates from within their organisations who have demonstrated an Outstanding Achievement in their particular sphere of work.
The year the recipient was Stephen Fitzsimmons who is the Technical Services Manager at 21 Construction (https://21.construction).
Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the England Environment Agency delivered the 35th Annual Lecture of the Plumbers' Company entitled "Extremes of Climate. Too Wet, Too Dry. What are we to do about it?". Held at the Royal College of Physicians she led the audience through many of the challenges facing the country today resulting from changes in the weather patterns. Changes that it is expected will continue and become more extreme. The Environment Agency has, and continues to develop, many different strategies but recongnises that the scale and complexity of the challenges we face with it being too wet or too dry requires new and lateral thinking. The audience responded with many questions and observations. The Master summarised the evening by reminding us that such diverse and complex challenges requires us to listen to others, to collaborate across the disciplines and for us to take individual actions that can be simple and low key but have a great cumulative effect.
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It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of Len Yeoell earlier this month. Len became a Liveryman of the Company in October 2016. Our thoughts are with his family. The family are requesting support for Cancer Research in memory of Len. Click here for details.
Under the tricky conditions of light winds and strong tides in the Solent the Plumbers’ Company stormed to victory to win the Lord Mayor’s Cup at the Livery Regatta this weekend. After a postponement because of insufficient wind the race got underway at 13:30PM. The light winds and strong tide called for careful and expert navigation and sailing - a very challenging race. All the Livery competitors and spectators had an excellent weekend.
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