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Masters Blog January 2018

Fellow Lightmongers, I do hope that you are all settling in to 2018 after enjoying a pleasant Festive Season. The year began with the Lord Mayor's Christmas Party. This year we had two granddaughters who were eligible to attend. One went as "Dick Whittington's Cat" who in case you didn't know was called "Tomkin" and the other was "Batgirl". They had a marvellous time and ... Read more

5th February 2018|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog November 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers November has been my first month as your Master having taken over the role from Mike at our installation and Members’ Dinner on the 3rd of November. I would like to thank you all for your kind wishes and I hope that the evening was enjoyed by all those who attended. I know that I enjoyed the evening and the chance to ... Read more

14th December 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters End of Term Blog 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers October has again been a busy but particularly interesting time for my last month as Master. One of the highlights of the Master’s year is attending the send-off for the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers’ Annual Children’s Magical Taxi Tour, taking sick and terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris. The Lightmongers support the event as part of their charitable activities by ... Read more

30th October 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog October 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers After a quiet month in August activity in the Livery was back in top gear come September with most Masters I have met having full calendars. I started the month by visiting the Royal Engineers’ Training School with Liveryman Dave Burns who looks after our cadet affiliations. I was also interested as the training they provide is part of an Apprenticeship. Although ... Read more

19th October 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog August 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers Like many of my contemporary Masters we all thought things were going to be quieter in July. This proved not to be the case! One of the highlights of the year is of course our Annual Summer Banquet at Mansion House. An occasion when, as Master, you have that once in a lifetime chance to be center stage in the famous Egyptian ... Read more

19th August 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog July 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers It has been a busy month and I make no apologies for including extra photographs this time to give you a flavour of the different events I have attended. One of our educational awards is to the Top Apprentice on a City and Guilds course associated with Lighting and the Electrical sector. This year we were pleased the winner, Benjamin Stuart, came ... Read more

11th August 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog June 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, 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, 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 Master had ... Read more

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

Masters Blog May 2017

 Dear Fellow Lightmongers, April was a quieter month with many livery activities stopping for Easter, although the Mistress was a guest of the Information Technologists, Mariners and Environmental Cleaners. There is quite an active program of events for the Masters’ Consort with many arranging interesting visits and receptions. Meanwhile we both attended the Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall. This is a buffet cooked by the ... Read more

19th May 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog April 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers March has been a busy month for the Livery and the Lightmongers. Amongst events I have attended were invitations from the Builders Merchants, Spectacle Makers, and Tallow Chandlers. It is always interesting to find common themes. The Builders Merchants are very much linked to the construction industry, as is lighting. The Spectacle Makers are involved in optics and the working of the ... Read more

6th April 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog March 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, The past month has been busy with various activities where I have been representing the company. I have been a guest of the Worshipful Companies of Arbitrators, Architects, Painter-Stainers, Scriviners, Vintners, and the Old Bailey Judges (purely in a social capacity!). I have also attended both the CIBSE Building Performance and EDA awards. The Architects presented an interesting lecture on the history ... Read more

21st March 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments