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The Master’s Musings April 2019

  Dear Fellow Lightmongers, The New Year started with the wonderful Master & Clerks’ Dinner hosted by our good friends the Plaisterers’ Company at Plaisterer’s Hall. The Clerk, and I were entertained at a magnificant January feast, followed by wonderful music played by a musician who only had the use of one hand on the piano but had us all enthralled with his fantastic playing. ... Read more

3rd May 2019|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

The Master’s Musings December 2018

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, I have just undertaken my first couple of months as your new Master. I hope you enjoy the account of my endeavours during this time. 2nd November - Common Hall May I thank all those Members who attended Common Hall and elected me to be your Master for the year ahead. What a wonderful evening it was with Barbara’s Report on her great year in office, the ... Read more

5th February 2019|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog June & July 2018

Fellow Lightmongers, I have just finished watching the 100 years Celebration of the RAF at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on TV. The sense of pride to see our Honorary Liveryman Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier accompanied by his wife Elaine was overwhelming. We are so honoured to know that he is a fellow liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers. I felt 10 ... Read more

13th July 2018|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog May 2018

Fellow Lightmongers, This month we held our May Court Meeting followed by our Awards Dinner. We were delighted to welcome two new Freemen and six new Liverymen to the Company. It is good to see new blood and very encouraging to see Freemen taking the step to become Liverymen. Members who progressed to Liverymen and New Members My thanks to our Committee Chairmen ... Read more

30th May 2018|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog March & April 2018

Fellow Lightmongers, I do hope that this finds you all in good health and have enjoyed your Easter break. I would like to say that I hope you are enjoying the Spring sunshine but unfortunately this hasn't yet arrived! We live in hope. I am sure you will all join with me in congratulating Bill Price MBE on his visit to St George's Chapel, Windsor ... Read more

8th May 2018|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog February 2018

Fellow Lightmongers, I hope that you have all survived the awful weather and are now looking forward to Spring, which I am sure is just around the corner. WC Scriveners I began February with a visit to the Old Bailey for “The Presentation of the Quills”. The Sheriffs are presented with the quills that are used in Guildhall when they take up office and sign ... Read more

16th March 2018|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

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