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The Lightmongers innovate with a “socially distanced” Golf Fund-raiser and a ZOOM Awards presentation!

The Lightmongers annual Charity Golf Fund-raising Day had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Undaunted by this setback the Lightmongers Charitable Trust, based on some creative thinking from Liveryman James Hill, organised a ‘socially distanced” Charity Golf Event, fully compliant with COVID regulations and guidance! A further innovation was to announce the results through a ZOOM presentation ceremony on 14th July, which was ... Read more

23rd July 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

As if by Magic … Worshipful Company of Lightmongers present certificates through the ether to celebrate achievements of its 2020 Education Award Winners.

There is no doubt that a Zoom meeting cannot replace the pomp, ceremony and human emotion of a traditional Lightmongers' Ceremony but the Education Committee, under the Chairmanship of Stuart Mucklejohn,  made a splendid job of staging a virtual event to enable the presentation of the 2020 awards.  However, the winners will not lose out, as they will be invited to attend 'real' events later ... Read more

3rd July 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

City of London Freedom Ceremonies now possible on-line

During May Captain (now Colonel Sir) Tom Moore received the Freedom of the City of London, in recognition of his phenomenal COVID-19 fund-raising on behalf of NHS charities, with which we are all very familiar. The ceremony was the first of it’s kind to be done on-line, due to COVID-19 restrictions and was streamed on-line on YouTube. You can view it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0DhZsmH39M.   Following ... Read more

3rd July 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Construction Livery Group – 2020 Award winners

The Construction Livery Group held its 2020 awards ceremony at Mansion House on 2nd March 2020. The awards date back to 2001 when Masters certificates were first awarded to those who hold leading positions in their profession. These were then extended to include awards for Journeymen and Apprentices. This year there were a record 15 Livery Companies presenting their awards at the ceremony, which is ... Read more

6th March 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

A warm welcome to new Liverymen and Freemen

At its February 2020 Court meeting it was great to see eleven new members join the Company as Freemen; Heidi De Lucchi, Lux Box Lighting Technology; Colin George, Lutron EA; John Humphrey, Channel Safety Systems; Mark Lester, CP Electronics; Chris Murphy, Skanska Construction UK; Farhad Rahim, Buro Happold; Graham Smith, Highways Electrical Association; Gino Stocchetti, Gewiss UK; Kevin Theobald, KTLD; James Thorpe, Thorlux Lighting and ... Read more

25th February 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Carol Service December 2019

We held our annual Carol service on the 4th 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

12th December 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Mary Hare Speech day and Prize Giving

Mary Hare our affiliated school for deaf children, held their annual Speech day with Prize Giving for the children on 29th November. The guest of honour was an old boy, Tom Wilson, now manager of the Design Museum. Among the many prizes being offered is our Lightmongers Science Innovation Prize, this year it was won by a very well deserved winner Ellie Eagles. Her first ... Read more

12th December 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary Dinner of our affiliated RAF Cadet unit, 56 (Woolwich) Squadron ATC

Past Master Barbara Harding speaking at the Anniversary Dinner On Thursday 28th of November Past Masters Barbara and John Harding were invited to join our affiliated RAF Cadets Unit, 56 (Woolwich) Air Training Corp, to celebrate 80 years since the formation of the squadron. The event was held at The Union Jack Club in Waterloo. On arrival we were greeted by 2 cadets ... Read more

5th December 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

A warm welcome to new Liverymen and Freemen

At it’s November Court meeting it was wonderful to see five new members join the Company as Freemen; Catherine Connolly of ML Accessories; Richard Hinchcliffe of Challenger Lighting Services; Daniel Matthews of Armadillo Lighting; Gareth Quarterly of Trilux and Adrian Willis of Recolight. The Master, Steve Thomas, welcomed them all to the Company and encouraged them to progress to full membership by gaining the Freedom ... Read more

19th November 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Peter Harris installed as Master for 2019/20

The Master for 2019/20 Peter Harris At the annual Common Hall meeting (AGM) and Dinner of members held 1st November 2019, Liveryman Peter Harris was elected to serve as Master Lightmonger for 2019/20 The outgoing Master, Stephen Thomas, presented the Annual Report to the members attending the AGM and thanked everyone for their support to Lightmongers over the past year. He gave particular ... Read more

19th November 2019|Categories: News|1 Comment