REHEARSAL AT 1015 PROMPTGrand Livery Charity Luncheon - a splendid three-course meal, preceded by a champagne reception. Thursday, 26th January 2017 Lunch in the Escoffier Room Wednesday, 8th February 2017 Admissions Interviews Wednesday, 15th February 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1000 Education Committee Tuesday, 21st February 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1330 Technical Committee Tuesday, 21st February 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1200 Freedom & Livery Committee Tuesday, 21st February 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1500 Livery Pancake Race Tuesday, 28th February 2017 Guildhall Yard 1200 Social Committee Tuesday, 7th March 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1400 Membership Committee Tuesday, 7th March 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1530
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IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE MASTER
I can now tell you some wonderful news about our luncheon at Skinners’ Hall on 26th January. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has very graciously accepted the invitation of our Court to become an Honorary Liveryman of our Company on that day.
This is tremendously exciting and a great honour for us all. I know you will look forward with keen anticipation to this very special occasion. Her Royal Highness will attend Court for the clothing ceremony, following which I shall make a presentation to her in front of you all. Her Royal Highness will then attend our reception.
A Gastronomic Treat in the Celebrated Escoffier Room! Wednesday 8th February
The Westminster Catering College on Vincent Square is one of London’s tastier secrets. Home for many years to a flagship vocational training school for professional chefs and restauranteurs, it has some rather famous alumni – Jamie Oliver and Ainsley Harriott amongst them.
For the incredible price of just £45.00 we shall enjoy a sparkling wine reception, a four course themed gourmet meal prepared by third year students (and served by second year) with half a bottle of wine (or soft drinks), tea and coffee. The price includes VAT and service.
Details and booking click here
You will have seen this man at all of our functions? He is our photographer, and Freeman of the Company, Michael O'Sullivan who records the event and takes pictures of those present. He will take a special photo of you and your guest(s) if you ask him.
Michael graciously make pictures available for our web site and you are encouraged to support him by purchasing photos from his web site. Next Thursday will be an ideal opportunity to start or add to your collection.
We have a new Captain, Past Steward Richard Harvey. There is an exciting and varied programme summarised below. For details click here.
Our own events :-
3rd May Brookmans Park
27th July New Zealand Golf Club The Plumber's Golf Day
18th May Walton Heath Prince Arthur Cup
3rd July Verulam
8th September Wildernesse
17th July The City Livery Club have asked us to keep this day clear for a competition they will organise.
The Painter-Stainers will be arranging a day at Sunningdale Ladies.Probably in July.
Happy New Year from the UK plumber accreditation scheme, WaterSafe.
WaterSafe, the national register for approved plumbers, has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2013 and is changing the face of UK plumbing.
The scheme is backed by all UK water companies and all the UK drinking water regulators. It ensures customers looking for a plumber can quickly find an accredited tradesperson near them who is trained in the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (or Byelaws in Scotland) which are designed to keep drinking water fresh, healthy and wholesome.
The scheme’s membership has risen to nearly 3,000 approved businesses, with more than 5,500 qualified plumbers.
Chris Sneath, WaterSafe Chairman, said: “The scheme is helping to protect the quality of drinking water in the UK, keeping families safe and healthy, and improving standards across the profession. Thank you to everyone who has helped make it such a success.”
Initial reports show that the Reception hosted by the Master and Mistress Plumber in ther Reform Club was a highly succesful and enjoyable occasion. Some wished there had been more time to dip into the many books in the magnificent library.
The picture shows the Master, flanked by the Mistress, thanking everybody who was there although the real thanks were from those present to Brian and Anne for their generous hosptatility.
PLUMBERS HERALD THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
The Plumbers' Company held its traditional Carol Service in the Company Church, St Magnus Martyr on Tuesday 13 December 2016. The service was attended by a good number of Liverymen, partners and friends and was led by the Company's Honorary
Chaplain, Cardinal Rector, Reverend Father Philip Warner.
Congregational singing was interspersed by lessons read by the Master, Upper Warden, Renter Warden, Senior Assistant, Senior Steward and Clerk and the choir sang two festive carols. The service concluded with a magnificent rendition of David Willcocks' Postlude on Hark the Herald Angels by organist John Eady.
Following the Carol Service, the congregation enjoyed a lovely buffet and mulled wine which had been arranged by the Company's Stewards.
The Company's Carol Service has been described as the " best way to start off the Christmas season" and this year's service certainly fitted the bill.
Congratulatiions from the Worshipful Company of Plumbers to Daniel Martins, a plumbing and heating apprentice at Briggs and Forester and trainee at EAS Mechanical, who has placed fourth in the plumbing and heating category at Euroskills 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Taking place over three days, EuroSkills tested the limits of 500 young workers from 28 countries across 35 different skill categories.
Mr Martins placed fourth, not high enough to earn a gold, silver or bronze medal but good enough to receive a Medal of Excellence for his efforts. Eamon Wilson, managing director at EAS Mechanical, said: “The work he had to carry out was extremely technical. All bends were assessed to the degree, there was a 2mm tolerance on clips and pipework, and absolutely no leaks permitted.
“If you asked for more pipe than you were given, or extra fittings then you would be deducted points. The work was to a seriously high standard and Mr Martins should be extremely proud of himself to have competed with 10 other Europeans in his division.”
Mr Martins now has the opportunity to travel to Abu Dhabi for WorldSkills 2017 with Team UK, if he can impress his coaches.
Source HVP eNewsletter
Things are changing in plumbing and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering has now made its journal available on line. Click here for access and learn about how he craft continues to advance and the educational activities that are availble at all levels. Our Company has always supported the CIPHE and we are proud to continue to do so.