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 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
The Master and Wardens invite you to join them on Monday 18th March 2019 at our Annual Banquet at the Mansion House, which will again be held in the glorious surroundings of the Egyptian Hall by kind permission of the Lord Mayor. We are delighted that our principal guest and speaker for the evening will be Ian Blatchford, the Director of the Science Museum Group, which oversees the Science Museum in London and other related museums. He started his career at the Bank of England and has served as the Deputy Finance Director of the Arts Council and Finance Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. He was previously Deputy Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Throughout its 654-year history, the Worshipful Company of Plumbers has valued the role of apprenticeships. The Apprentice's Statue in London's Cannon Street Station is a public demonstration of the part which apprentices play in the plumbing industry. Now in its third year, the presentation of bursaries at the Statue has been arranged on Wednesday 27 March 2019. There are six bursary prizes to 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. After the presentation ceremony beside the Apprentice Statue, lunch has been arranged in The Vintry, very close to Cannon Street Station.
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The Inter Livery Charity Clay pigeon Shoot takes place (for the Plumbers Company) on Thursday 16th May in the shooting grounds of Holland & Holland, Northwood, Middlesex.
There are typically teams from around half of all Livery Companies: Liveryman Jamie Fisher (from Monument Tools) has offered to lead a team for the Company.
Full information about the event is given here: www.interliveryshoot.com
If you are interested in taking part, please be in touch with Jamie at Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual United Guilds' Service will be held in St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 29th March 2019 at 11.15am and the Company has received its limited allocation of tickets for the Livery Company's reserved seating area as usual. If Liverymen wish to attend and occupy a seat in the Company pew, please complete and return the slip below as soon as possible. Tickets will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis and those allocated a reserved seat will receive a ticket. Liverymen should wear their livery ties and badge on this occasion. After the Service, the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers has kindly invited us to join them for a drinks reception and full 3-course lunch with wines and port in their Hall.
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Liveryman Mick Munro Hon Secretary of our Plumbers’ Golf Society has arranged a full programme of events for Summer 2019. Here are the events and we encourage all members to please get in touch with Mick if you would like to play or get involved:
22 March 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society at Horners Spring Meeting, Swinley Forest GC
8 April 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society at Pewterers Challenge, Westerham GC
29 April 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society at World Traders Golf Day, Woldingham GC
TBC 2 or 3 May 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society Meeting, Brookmans Park GC
16 May 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society at Prince Arthur Cup, Walton Heath GC
TBC 7 June 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society at Painter-Stainers Golf Day, Sunningdale Heath GC
12 June 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society at Horners’ Trophy, Ashridge GC
1 July 2019 - Plumber’s Golf Society at Marketors Livery Ryder Cup, Verulam GC
25 July 2019 - The Plumbers’ Golf Day at New Zealand GC
23 August 209 - Plumber’s Golf Society Match v Croham Hurst GC
13 September 2019 - Plumber’s Golf Society Livery Challenge, Wildernesse GC
26 September 2019 - Plumbers’ Golf Society at Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day, Hadley Wood GC
39 Liverymen and guests joined the Master on our ninth visit, on 11th February, to the Ironmongers` Hall for lunch at the Plumbers` Table . As in past years the roast beef proved a great success and the selection of cheeses proved as plentiful as ever. To add to the event the Master gave a speech, which she admitted was impromptu, but nobody would have ever have known. As is our custom the wine allotted to us went down with no difficulty and the last of the guests departed at about 4pm. Finally a big thank you to the team at Ironmongers` Hall who always look after us so well and make us most welcome.
Look out for the next Plumber's Table lunch.
It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of Maggie Munro, the wife of Liveryman Don Munro, who passed away yesterday evening, 21 January 2019, after a short battle with cancer. Along with Don she was a great supporter of the Company and regularly accompanied him at all our functions. There will be a private cremation and a celebration of her life later in the year.
On Tuesday 15th January, the Master presented Liveryman Peter Cheesman with the St Michael Medallion. This Company Award is made to any person who, or organisation which, has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Plumbing. Peter is the 30th recipient of the Award since its conception in 1951. He has made an exceptional contribution to the education of plumbers and has used his considerable expertise in leadwork at the Company museum at Singleton now at Amberley. The full proposal for him being given this award can be read by clicking here.
At a meeting of the Court of this Worshipful Company hoIden at Ironmongers' Hall, in the City of London on the 23rd day of April 1998. it was unanimously resolved to make annual Awards to the best trainee rating at HMS Sultan qualifying in Metalwork and to the best student completing the Hydraulics Phase of the Airframe Training Course at Royal Air Force Cosford. The Commodore of HMS Sultan has notified the Worshipful Company that Leading Engineering Technician Thomas William Davies has been selected for the 2017 Royal Navy award and Leading Engineering Technician Eleanor Charlotte Brookes for the 2018 Royal Navy award. The Commandant of the Defence College Aeronautical Engineering, RAF Cosford, has notified the Worshipful Company that Senior Aircraftsman (Technician) Stuart James Robert Thompson has been selected for the 2017 Royal Air Force award.
The awards were duly presented by the Master at the lunch following the Court meeting on 15th January. (Click here for photos) At the Court meeting, the three awardees were invested with the Freedom of the Company.