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Presentation of Education Awards

At the May Court dinner held in the Tallow Chandlers hall, Mr John Rowsell, Master Lightmonger, presented the Company's Education Awards to Miss Bonnie Brooks for her achievements in Lighting at University College London, Miss Amy Mclean-Nelson, Head Girl at New College, Worcester and Miss Habiba Bernier, Head Girl and Mr Tomas Gerrard, Head Boy at Mary Hare School. Also Edgar is awarded his certificate as Past Master ... Read more

12th May 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Cadets Visit German Ships in Canary Wharf

Dave Burns, our Cadet Liasion representitive, joined the Cadets of TS WIzard, John and Jane Havergal of Youth Organisation on Uniform to visit the 3 German Ships in Canary Wharf docks, named Sieburg, Pegnitz and auxiliary ship named Main. The German Naval Commander Steffen and the Naval Attache form the German Embassy hosted the visit. The tour included the 3 mine seekers ships as well as ... Read more

18th April 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Members & Guests Dinner – March 2016

The Company held their annual Members & Guests Dinner in the Stunning Merchant Taylors Hall. Some Cadets of 56 (Woolwich) Squadron were there to support us as carpet guard and assist with the handing out of brochures. Amongst the dignitories were the Master Mr John Rowsell and his wife Sandy, Baroness Betty Boothroyd, Dame Fiona Woolf CBE, Air Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier CBE, Sir Ian Macfadyen, ... Read more

19th March 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

56 Woolwich Squadron wins Trophy

Letter from Flt Lt Mark Bird GCGI RAFVR(T) to 56 Woolwich Squadron Wow...We are standing on the top of a mountain as the Top Squadron within the United Kingdom. It's a priviledge and honour to achieve such an accolade and something that was a distant dream and only the very best Squadron's ever accomplished. Now we can stand amongst them with our heads held high. ... Read more

11th July 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Science Innovation Prize at New College Worcester

The Lightmongers are priveledged to be affiliated to New College Worcester for blind and partially sighted students. The Master, Mr Rod Bennion OBE and Mrs Liz Bennion joined by Past Master John Otten, were invited to New College Worcester for their 'Clelebration Day', which is also their annual prize giving day on 4th July 2015. Their guest speaker was a former student of the College, ... Read more

8th July 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Inter Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot

This year there were 100 teams and 400 guns, representing 80 Livery Companies taking part in this annual shoot. The Lightmongers entered 3 teams and whilst were not listed among the winners, all three teams put in a very creditable performance. A full list of winners can be seen on www.interliveryshoot.com. The Grocers A team were the overall winners. It was good to note that ... Read more

6th June 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Past Master Honoured

It is a rare occasion to have one of our Past Masters honoured by being awarded an Honorary Fellowship of City & Guilds. Past Master Hugh Ogus MBE has been elected an Honorary Fellow of City & Guilds - "For exceptional contribution to the lighting industry and education." Hugh was formally admitted into the Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute (FCGI) at ... Read more

5th June 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Master is Honoured

As we all in the Lightmongers Company want to congratulate our Master Mr Rodney Bennion for receiving his OBE. He is our first Master Lightmonger to actually receive this honour whilst being in office as Master. We are delighted to actually have the photo of him being presented with the award yesterday 19th May 2015 at Windsor Castle.

20th May 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

City Livery Regatta 2015

On Saturday 16th May the City Livery Yacht Club had their Cowes Regatta and the Lightmongers team was a crew of seven sailing in 'The Lightmonger' included Past Masters Bill Wright and Mike Lippold. David Lippold and his wife Sheila Lippold and granddaughter Natashah Lippold and two non liverymen. Fifteen yachts competed in the race which lasted approximately 3.5 hours . The Lightmonger wonn on ... Read more

18th May 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Visit to Bentley Priory

Wednesday 6th May 2015 30 Lightmongers visited Bentley Priory in Stanmore which has recently been refurbished and now houses an exhibition dedicated to fighter pilots of World War 2. Much of the Battle of Britain was planned and overseen here under the guidence of Air Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding, who implemented a plan with the aid of RADAR and telephone reports to plot enemy movements ... Read more

14th May 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments