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Obituary – Lou Bedocs

It is with sadness that we report on the death of one of the gentleman experts in lighting, Mr. Lou Bedocs. Lou, or Lajos as he was really named, was born in March 1942 in Körmend, a Hungarian town near the Austrian border. Up until 1956 his life was normal, starting school, achieving his General Education Certificate and in August 1956 starting Grammar School, if ... Read more

4th March 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

A warm welcome to new Freemen

At the February 2019 Court meeting it was great to see the following four new members being installed as Freemen of the Company: Steve Davies – CEO Lighting Industry Association Charlie Lacey – MD Stearn Electric Dale Nettle – Sales Director Lighting Project Solutions Joao Pola – CEO Signify UKI During the dinner that followed the Court meeting, the new Freemen introduced themselves to those ... Read more

4th March 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Visit of HRH The Princess Royal to the Lightmongers affiliated School New College Worcester (NCW)

  When the Lightmongers receive an invitation like this:  it is clearly an honour and the Master Steve Thomas, Deputy Master Barbara Harding, the Clerk Phillip Hyde and Past Masters John Harding and John Otten were privileged to be invited to NCW to see The Princess Royal’s visit to our affiliated school for the blind. She was there for a couple of hours and toured ... Read more

21st February 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Master’s Musings December 2018

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, I have just undertaken my first couple of months as your new Master. I hope you enjoy the account of my endeavours during this time. 2nd November - Common Hall May I thank all those Members who attended Common Hall and elected me to be your Master for the year ahead. What a wonderful evening it was with Barbara’s Report on her great year in office, the ... Read more

5th February 2019|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Visit to the Royal School of Miliitary Engineering Brompton Barracks Chatham Kent 14th December 2018

For some time we have been looking for an affiliation with an army cadet unit to go alongside that for the Sea and Air cadets which we already support. Our search led us to the Royal School of Milatary engineering where Army Engineers arere trained. We were particularly impressed by the training being given to electrical apprentices which includes a module on lighting. Although not ... Read more

5th February 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Annual Carol Service

We held our annual Carol service on the 5th of December in our Company Church, St Botolph’s without Aldgate. The service was conducted by the Rev Laura Jorgenson and was a traditional service of lessons and carols. We were very well supported by our cadet affiliations, who greeted members and their guests on arrival and who were presented with Christmas gifts by the Master. ... Read more

7th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Liveryman Peter McVeigh and LIA present cheque to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Liveryman and Almoner Peter McVeigh supported the 2018 LIA Annual Ball, which raised over £1900 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here is Peter, wearing his Lightmongers Almoner badge, together the LIA President Dave Ribbons and LIA Chief Executive Steve Davies, presenting the cheque to Great Ormond Street. Congratulations to Peter and to LIA members for an excellent fund-raising result.

4th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Lightmongers at the Lord Mayor’s Show 10th November 2018

Master and guests in the Lightmongers carriage The Lightmongers participated in the Lord Mayor’s Show on 10th November, as we have done for many years now. This is one of the very first events in a busy year for the Master in representing the Company and our new Master, Steve Thomas and his guests, Liveryman Margaret Fitzsimons, Lt.Col Al Brown and his wife ... Read more

4th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Stephen Thomas installed as Master for 2018/19

The Master for 2018/19, Stephen Thomas At the annual Common Hall meeting (AGM) and Dinner of members held 2nd November 2018, Liveryman Stephen Thomas was elected to serve as Master Lightmonger for 2018/19. Liverymen voting for the election of the Master and Officers for 2018/19 in the wonderful Tallow Chandlers Hall In his speech after the Dinner the Master paid tribute ... Read more

21st November 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Hackney Carriage Drivers annual Eurodisney Trip

One of the highlights of the Masters year is attending the send-off for the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Driver’s annual Children’s Magical Taxi Tour, taking sick and terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris.  The Hackney Carriage Drivers have provided this 3 day trip, from Friday to Sunday, for 25 years now, and it is very much appreciated by the families participating. The Lightmongers support ... Read more

29th September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments