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Our Master this year is Dame Fiona Woolf

I will continue the forward-thinking promotion of present and future plumbers in their service to society, charities and care of water resources.

Supporting the Craft

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

Latest news

  • Clerk’s Annual Leave

    Posted on 17th April 2019

    The Clerk will be away from next Tuesday, 23rd April, returning on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th May.

  • The Annual Lecture not to be missed

    Posted on 8th March 2019 The Annual Lecture not to be missed

    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.

  • Take part in the Livery Yacht race

    Posted on 4th April 2019 Take part in the Livery Yacht race

    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.

  • Making apprentices masters of their craft - Then and Now

    Posted on 27th March 2019 Making apprentices masters of their craft - Then and Now

    The Plumbers' Company has always firmly supported apprenticehip training.  Our Ordinances of 1365 stipulate a seven year training period for apprentice plumbers.  We continue to support apprenticesghips but recognise that they can be for a shorter length.  The importance of apprenticeships are now newsworthy as exemplified by a recent  article in The Times headed Medieval idea to make apprentices masters of their craft.  To find out more click here.

  • Installation 2019 Date change

    Posted on 19th March 2019

    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.

  • 2019 Candidates for Non-Aldermanic Sheriff

    Posted on 18th March 2019 2019 Candidates for Non-Aldermanic Sheriff

    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

Recent events

  • Past Master John Rae recognised

    Past Master John Rae recognised

    The Court has recognised the exceptional service of Past Master John Rae.  Click here for details

  • New Liverymen

    New Liverymen

    At the Court meeting held on 10th April Andrew Jonathan Littley  (Management Consultant), Anthony Patrick O'Donnell  (MD Bathroom Manufacturer), Melville Gumbs  (College Lecturer); Penelope Malik  (Retired HR Director) and David William Tomlinson  (JP & Retired Contracting Business) were clothed in the Livery.  In addition Jools Holland was clothed as an Honoray Liveryman.  We welcome them to the Company and look forward to getting to know them all.

  • Honorary Liveryman Jools Holland OBE DL

    Honorary Liveryman Jools Holland OBE DL

    Our new Honorary Liveryman, Jools Holland OBE DL is a composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster.  From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his rhythm and blues orchestra and selling millions of records this century, it is his passion for music that has made Jools Holland into a doyen of the music scene.  Jools was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry. In 2012 he was made Honorary Colonel of 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) [EOD].

    Jools was proposed by the Upper Warden, Dr Peter Rumley.

  • Plumbers Golf Society @ Pewterers’ Challenge

    Plumbers Golf Society @ Pewterers’ Challenge

    By tradition, The Pewterers’ Golf Challenge is organised by the Defending Champions. This year Chris Bilsland and the WCoFarriers took us into Kent and the lovely Westerham GC....rolling hills and lots of trees were the challenge along with some exciting pin positions on subtle and not so subtle slopes.

    Our Society was represented this year by Paul Nash, Richard Harvey and David Hannam with two best stableford scores to count.

    The sun came out and after a full english breakfast the team set forth. Many fine and not so fine shots later, the highlight being David’s birdie on the 17th for 4 points, we recorded 77 points. The winners - The WCoChartered Accountants - had 82 points with 2nd and 3rd places on 81 points. No prize for our Plumbers but a credible 4th out of 14 and a 3rd place in the individual competition for David with 36 points.

    If you are interested in joining the golf society please get in touch with Liveryman Mick Munro.