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Lightmongers Annual Carol Service

We held our annual Carol service on the 5th 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

7th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Liveryman Peter McVeigh and LIA present cheque to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Liveryman and Almoner Peter McVeigh supported the 2018 LIA Annual Ball, which raised over £1900 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here is Peter, wearing his Lightmongers Almoner badge, together the LIA President Dave Ribbons and LIA Chief Executive Steve Davies, presenting the cheque to Great Ormond Street. Congratulations to Peter and to LIA members for an excellent fund-raising result.

4th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Lightmongers at the Lord Mayor’s Show 10th November 2018

Master and guests in the Lightmongers carriage The Lightmongers participated in the Lord Mayor’s Show on 10th November, as we have done for many years now. This is one of the very first events in a busy year for the Master in representing the Company and our new Master, Steve Thomas and his guests, Liveryman Margaret Fitzsimons, Lt.Col Al Brown and his wife ... Read more

4th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Stephen Thomas installed as Master for 2018/19

The Master for 2018/19, Stephen Thomas At the annual Common Hall meeting (AGM) and Dinner of members held 2nd November 2018, Liveryman Stephen Thomas was elected to serve as Master Lightmonger for 2018/19. Liverymen voting for the election of the Master and Officers for 2018/19 in the wonderful Tallow Chandlers Hall In his speech after the Dinner the Master paid tribute ... Read more

21st November 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Hackney Carriage Drivers annual Eurodisney Trip

One of the highlights of the Masters year is attending the send-off for the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Driver’s annual Children’s Magical Taxi Tour, taking sick and terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris.  The Hackney Carriage Drivers have provided this 3 day trip, from Friday to Sunday, for 25 years now, and it is very much appreciated by the families participating. The Lightmongers support ... Read more

29th September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers v Tallow Chandlers Annual Golf match

Once again the Lightmongers golfers took on the annual challenge against the Tallow Chandlers at Beaconsfield GC on 25th September 2001. This year it was 6 players, Simon Hobbs, James Hill, John Smith, Gerry O’Donnell, James Colkett and John Otten took up the Challenge in a Stableford match for the Arrow Cup, which resulted in a draw, 3 games all. The Arrow Cup, donated by ... Read more

26th September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Junior Warden Reception at the Savile Club

Our Junior Warden, Peter Harris, held his fund-raising reception at the Savile Club in London on 21st September. It was a very enjoyable evening for all the members and guests attending, with excellent food and wine, a superb cabaret and very enjoyable company. The setting of the Savile Club was ideal for such an occasion, having a great atmosphere whilst being quite informal. The Junior ... Read more

22nd September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

New Freeman and Liverymen installed at Court Meeting 19th Sept 2018

At the Lightmongers Court meeting held 19th September at Tallow Chandlers Hall the Master and the Court were delighted to welcome a new Freeman to the Company and to see the progress of two Freemen to Liverymen of the Company. Mark Sutton Vane was admitted to the Lightmongers as a Freeman and welcomed by the Master, Barbara Harding. Mark Sutton Vane with the Master, ... Read more

20th September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Liveryman James Simpson presents the 4 Liveries Lecture for 2018

Liveryman James Simpson It was the turn of the Lightmongers to host the 4 Liveries Lecture in 2018, which took place on 17th July and was held in the prestigious surroundings of the Livery Hall of The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers. Liveryman James Simpson gave a superb presentation titled “Visualisation at the Royal Opera House and the future of Entertainment Technology”.  James ... Read more

6th August 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Summer Banquet 6th July 2018

Our Summer Banquet this year was held on 6th July and by kind permission of the Lord Mayor, we were able to hold it at the Mansion House in London. As ever, it was a very enjoyable and sociable evening in the wonderful surroundings of the Egyptian Hall of the Mansion House. Dining in the magnificent Egyptian room at Mansion House The Master, ... Read more

31st July 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments