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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

  • 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.

  • The RAF - 100th Anniversary walks in the City of Westminster

    Posted on 19th June 2018 The RAF - 100th Anniversary walks in the City of Westminster

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918, the Westminster Guides will be leading guided walks in the City of Westminster this summer. There are many connections between Westminster and the RAF, including the original headquarters on The Strand; statues of key figures in the history of the RAF; monuments to significant events; memorials to people, organisations and nations.  There are many stories to tell about the men and women of the service and their links with Westminster. Click here for walk details.

  • From the Lord Mayor

    Posted on 19th June 2018 From the Lord Mayor

    Dear All,

    On Wednesday 13th June 2018, I abseiled down Twentytwo, at 22 Bishopsgate, a brand new skyscraper currently under construction in the heart of the City and set to become the tallest building in the Square Mile at 62 storeys and 972ft when complete.  And, in September I will abseiling down the Leadenhall Building, more popularly known as the Cheesegrater.

    I am raising money for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal – www.thelordmayorsappeal.org - which as you know is supporting 3 charities Samaritans, OnSide Youth Zones and Place2Be.

    If there is any chance that you could support me I would be immensely grateful, just follow the link to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Charles-Bowman

    With thanks in advance and all best wishes

    Alderman Charles Bowman
    The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor

  • The City - an advert and sampler

    Posted on 18th June 2018 The City - an advert and sampler

    Prior to the Lord Mayor’s Show a new book titled ‘City of London - Secrets of the Square Mile’ will be published under the Pitkin label. This new book, authored by Paul D Jagger, is a 44 page glossy pictorial guide to the Square Mile and its rich panoply of cultural dimensions. Surprising as it may be there is no concise general guide to the City, rather there are many guides to specific aspects of the City from Architecture to Watering Holes (Pubs to you and I). This new guide will fill the gap in the market for a general, light touch, picture book and will retail at about £5 (subject to confirmation).

    Click here to view a two page sampler gives you a sense of what you can expect from the new guide. You will see this new book it is not intended to compete with The City of London Freeman’s Guide (also by Paul D Jagger) which will remain the premium hardback covering the Freedom, the Civic City and the Livery in encyclopaedic detail and designed as a life-long treasure.

    The new book will be ideally suited to share with Livery Company affiliated schools, Cadet units, Trade associations, Professional bodies and so on.

  • Progression to the Shrievalty and Mayoralty: Letter to the Livery

    Posted on 17th June 2018 Progression to the Shrievalty and Mayoralty: Letter to the Livery

    Read the communication from the Court of Aldermen by clicking here.

  • Lord Mayor’s Show 2018

    Posted on 11th June 2018 Lord Mayor’s Show 2018

    The Lady Masters Association has a float in this year's Lord Mayor's Show. If any lady liveryman or freeman would like to join them, would they please email the chairman, Erica Stary, at chairman@ladymasters.org.uk She will send you more details and an application form.

Recent events

  • The Master’s Blog number 30

    The Master’s Blog number 30

    Click here to read about the activities of the Master (and the Mistress) during the past week.




    Our golf society have won again! This time triumphing over 17 other teams in the prestigious inter-livery Horners Trophy golf day.

    Held at the lovely Ashridge Golf Club near Berkhamsted, the format is teams of 4 with 2 best scores to count.

    On a warm sunny day, both our teams put in strong performances but with our gallant Acting Clerk Paul Nash getting 2 birdies and a par on three par 5s and Tony Metcalfe having the round of his life, our ‘A’ team scored 10 points better than any other team to take top spot. Our thanks to all 8 golfers for supporting this event - the first time we have been invited to play by our friends in The Horners Golf Society. We hope to be invited back next year! (Organisation and the Lunch were excellent).

    Click heading above for pictures.

  • Proud to be Professional

    Proud to be Professional

    The Plumbers' take pride in their craft as this planter illustrates.  But where is it?  Not in the City but not far off.  It is regularly admired by the Queen because it can be found in her garden at Buckingham Palace.  In 2013, the Queen also graciously received a planter from the Plumbers' Company for her Norfolk home at Sandringham.  Click here for details.

  • Music, Construction and Ironbridge

    Music, Construction and Ironbridge

    Another fascinating week for the Master and Mistress.  Music at the Old Bailey and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, with the Constructors' in the Egyptian Hall and a great weekend with the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and Livery Masters, Prime Wardens, Upper Bailiffs and their Consorts at Ironbridge.

    Click here to read the details.