What do we know about Robert Burgon, our Master for the next year? Well he is a Scotsman, married to a charming wife Sheila, is a church organist, enjoys jam and chutney making and is an expert at cryptic crosswords. Now you may well ask are these the attributes for the Master Plumber?
The real answer is in his biography written for the member’s section of this web site. Click here for details
Following an enjoyable visit to The Magic Circle in London last September, (click here for the report), there were several disappointed Liverymen and guests who were unable to attend due to a limitation on numbers. If there is sufficient demand, it is proposed to arrange a further visit early in the New Year.
If you are interested, please e-mail Sharon at the office with numbers by the end of November
CAROL SERVICE TUESDAY, 12TH DECEMBER
The Master and Mistress Plumber, Robert and Sheila, look forward to welcoming you to the glorious setting of our Company Church, St. Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, to celebrate the coming of Christmas.
Click here for details and booking.
In an on line British Medical Journal editorial Prof Jamie Bartram, the Company lecturer in 2015, together with co authors calls for investment in resilient water services in light of increasing threats due to climate change. The editorial reflects on the transformative sanitation advocacy work of physicians in the 19th century and calls for the health sector to take a similar lead on lobbying for investment in climate resilient water and sanitation. (We would add that good plumbing is an essential part of any such programmes.)
Read the editorial by clicking here.
Did you know that you can find some Plumbers’ Company history in Cutlers’ Hall? In their museum room on the 1st floor, there is a glass topped case containing the Past Master¹s Badge for Alderman, Sir Thomas Vezey Strong. Not a Past Master Cutler, but a Past Master Plumber. Alderman, Sir Thomas Vezey Strong was Master Plumber in 1904, 1909, 1910, 1911 and 1912. He was also Lord Mayor of the City in 1909-10.
The badge was presented to Alderman and Ex Sheriff Thomas Vezey Strong Kt, with his Colleagues’ warm appreciation of his able Mastership in 1904-5.
Why the Cutlers’ have the badge is not known but it pays to be observant when in the City!
Join Livery Companies in sipporting the Red Cross. Get into the festive spirit with the sights and sounds of the Guildhall Christmas Market this November. The market is open for one day only on Tuesday 28 November. However, there are also limited tickets available for a preview event the night before, and a special Syrian supper with Loyd Grossman and the Aleppo Supper club. All proceeds will go towards the lifesaving work of the British Red Cross both in the UK and overseas.
For details click here.
Starting with the Royal Navy, buying Christmas Gifts in the Guildhall, visiting the home of Chelsea Pensioner Ray Pearson, finding out how as a Scotsman facing difficulties in London can get care and finally music and wine with the Mercers' Company. Read more about the Master's week by clicking here or get a composite of all the blogs by clicking here.
Thirteen of our Past Mistresses enjoyed a special dinner at Furniture Makers’ Hall on the evening of the Ladle dinner - 21st November 2017. The event is held annually and this year was organised by Past Mistress Jane Hodkinson. Furniture Makers’ looked after our consorts extremely well where they enjoyed some excellent food, wine and good company. It provided a good opportunity for those who attended to reminisce about their happy memories of the year they spent in support of the Master.
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Read the latest edition of CityView. Click here. In this issue: Work to improve air quality, Bank Junction project update, improving safety for all road users in the City and a look back at this year's Lord Mayor's Show.