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Royal Exchange Benches

When I was in the city last week I remembered that we have some wooden benches outside the Royal Exchange. The benches are inscribed ‘Donated by The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers’. When I came across them a while ago they were in a poor state and in urgent need of a rub down and re-varnish.  I am pleased, as you can see from the photos, ... Read more

14th March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Senior Wardens Reception – raises £300 for the Charitable Trust

Barbara Harding the Senior Warden was delighted with attendance at her Senior Wardens reception, which was held at the Museum of Mechanical Music in Brentford on 3rd March 2017. The museum, which is run mainly on voluntary help with only 2 paid staff, is a most interesting place and a visit is recommended; the experience is well worth it. A raffle was held in aid ... Read more

3rd March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Livery Companies Skill Council Presentation

Merchant Taylors Hall - 13th February 2017 The Master Mike Simpson attended the presentation along with representatives from Merchant Taylors, Masons, Plumbers, Joiners and Ceilers, Horners, Pavoirs and Coachmakers. This is a very prestigious event with citations for each recipient read out by the relevant Master. The awards are presented by The Lord Mayor Dr Andrew Palmerly. The following awards were made to Lightmonger candidates: ... Read more

20th February 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Innovation Prize Winners at Mary Hare School

Tom Jackson was the winner of the 1st Prize of the Lightmongers’ Innovation Prize at Mary Hare. He won with this LED decorative table light which he designed on a CAD-CAM and completed himself.     Andre Preston the runner-up also designed and made this solely himself. Both these boys were from year 11 at Mary Hare School for the Deaf, to which the Lightmongers ... Read more

8th February 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Masters Blog February 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, Before rounding off 2016 which now seems an age away, the year concluded with the pleasure of attending our affiliated school for the visually impaired, New College Worcester’s concert which was held in Worcester Cathedral. The occasion was to celebrate the schools 150th anniversary and we were treated to a festival of music from talented musicians and singers. It was also an ... Read more

8th February 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog December 2016

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, It is now just over a month since I became master and I would like to give you regular updates on my activities on behalf of the company. The Installation dinner was a date not to be forgotten when I had the honour of taking over from Deputy Master John Rowsell who before that date was giving me constant reminders of the ... Read more

15th December 2016|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Carol Service December 2016

The Lightmongers held their annual Carol Service at St Botolph’s Without Aldgate on 7th December 2016. The Service was led by the Lightmongers Honorary Chaplin, Fr Peter Harris and the Rector of St Botolph’s, the Reverend Laura Jorgensen, who gave the Address this year. The Choir – East Wickham Singers- were a joy to listen to and lead the congregation in the singing of our ... Read more

9th December 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

GDP due to lighting ‘must fall to tackle climate change’

The economic activity generated by the lighting industry will have to fall significantly if we are at address climate change, a veteran environmentalist has declared. Former Friends of the Earth chief Jonathan Porritt says we must accept a reduction of the historic proportion of GDP attributable to lighting and its associated energy requirements if we are to have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Delivering ... Read more

22nd November 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

A message from the Master Lightmonger Michael Simpson

Last Saturday we once again took part in the Lord Mayors show to welcome Dr Andrew Parmley as the 689th Lord Mayor of London. Once again the Lightmongers were out in force with our affiliated cadet units 56th(Woolwich) Squadron and the Haringey Sea and Marine Cadets. I was joined in the coach by the Mistress and Deputy Master John Rowsell and Sandy. Our team was ... Read more

21st November 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Junior Warden’s Dinner

I was delighted with the level of support from the company for this my first formal event. Over 80 members and guests were welcomed aboard HQS Wellington by members of Haringey Sea Cadets (TS Wizard) and were entertained to music provided by 56 Woolwich Air Cadets. Lt Col Richard Hawkins CO of 101 City of London Royal Engineers was my principal guest and spoke to ... Read more

21st November 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments