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Armed Forces Day at Woolwich Barracks

An Armed Forces Day event was held at Woolwich Barracks on Saturday 24th June 2017. Along with our affiliated Cadet unit 56 (Woolwich) Squadron many dignitaries were in attendance including Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement Harriet Baldwin MP, health The Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Greenwich Dr Pieter van set Merwe MBE DL and the current Mayor for ... Read more

26th June 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Worshipful Company of Lightmongers The Lightmongers Lecture

Traditionally many livery companies hold an annual lecture for their members and for visiting masters of other liveries. The Lightmongers share this with three other Liveries in what is referred to as the “The Four Liveries Lecture”, order each providing the lecture once every four years. Last year Past Master Bill Wright suggested that we the Lightmongers should also have our own annual lecture and ... Read more

23rd June 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Masters Weekend 16th June 2017 Lyon

Each year it is the Masters privilege to plan a weekend for members of the Livery. Our Master this year Mike Simpson and his wife Jo planned a visit to Lyon with the themes of Gastronomy and Light. A party of 31 left St Pancras International at a little after 7 a.m. on Friday the 17th of June. Our learned Clerk Phill as well as ... Read more

20th June 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Apprentice, Craft & Master’s Awards

2017 City & Guilds the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers Award for the top student undertaking AM2 over the past 12 months. On the 8th of June, mind this year the Master Mike Simpson attended St James’s Palace along with the Masters of several other livery companies to witness the presentation of City & Guilds awards by HRH The Princess Royal.  This year our recipient was ... Read more

14th June 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Worshipful Company of Lightmongers Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseiling

As I mentioned in last month’s blog, here on the 8th September I will be abseiling 200m down London’s Cheesegrater building in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.  100 abseils will be led by the Lord Mayor himself followed by 99 other supporters. I have met 2 other Masters who are also joining in and we collectively agreed that some training should take place before ... Read more

12th June 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Masters Blog June 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, doctor I would start this month’s blog by paying a personal tribute to Past Master Bill Wright who sadly passed away on the 20th May. I have known Bill for many years, web a highly respected engineer and incredibly active in so many organisations. We joined the Court of the Lightmongers at the same time and would have followed each other as ... Read more

12th June 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Obituary Past Master William Wright, 2nd April 1953 – 20th May 2017

It is with deep regret that we announce that Past Master William Wright passed away on Saturday 20 May, price after a brave battle with cancer. Bill passed away peacefully in hospital with his family around him. Bill began his career in the electrical industry in 1971, completing a student engineering apprenticeship that was sponsored by M.O.D.  After graduating from Cambridge University with an engineering ... Read more

30th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Education Committee

HNC/HND Qualifications/Lighting Apprenticeships The Master, pilule Mike Simpson, made a presentation about education in the industry at a recent LIA event, and gave details of a possible Lighting Apprenticeship and the new HNC/HND qualifications, which are items being actively discussed in the Lightmongers Education Committee.  See a copy of the LIA article below: “Mike Simpson, Master Lightmonger, presented at the LIA Luncheon seminar event, covering Education ... Read more

29th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Inter Livery Golf Tournament for the Prince Arthur Cup

This famous inter Livery golf trophy was first played for in 1927 at Walton Heath to celebrate the Freedom and Livery of Prince Arthur of Connaught admission to the Coachmakers. As time went on more Companies participated and the event was held at a number of different golf clubs before St George’s Hill became the venue from 1930 to 1958 and Wentworth from 1960 to1978.  ... Read more

29th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ascot Race Day

Lords Mayors Appeal On Wednesday 3rd May the Lightmongers were well represented at what was a wonderful day of horse racing, treatment eating and fund raising. Around 400 people attended the event in the Pavilion Restaurant. Among the Lightmongers was a full table of Past Master Mike Liphold and his family celebrating his birthday. I am sworn to silence about his age! A pleasure to ... Read more

17th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments