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Lightmongers Carol Service December 2019

We held our annual Carol service on the 4th 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

12th December 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Mary Hare Speech day and Prize Giving

Mary Hare our affiliated school for deaf children, held their annual Speech day with Prize Giving for the children on 29th November. The guest of honour was an old boy, Tom Wilson, now manager of the Design Museum. Among the many prizes being offered is our Lightmongers Science Innovation Prize, this year it was won by a very well deserved winner Ellie Eagles. Her first ... Read more

12th December 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary Dinner of our affiliated RAF Cadet unit, 56 (Woolwich) Squadron ATC

Past Master Barbara Harding speaking at the Anniversary Dinner On Thursday 28th of November Past Masters Barbara and John Harding were invited to join our affiliated RAF Cadets Unit, 56 (Woolwich) Air Training Corp, to celebrate 80 years since the formation of the squadron. The event was held at The Union Jack Club in Waterloo. On arrival we were greeted by 2 cadets ... Read more

5th December 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

A warm welcome to new Liverymen and Freemen

At it’s November Court meeting it was wonderful to see five new members join the Company as Freemen; Catherine Connolly of ML Accessories; Richard Hinchcliffe of Challenger Lighting Services; Daniel Matthews of Armadillo Lighting; Gareth Quarterly of Trilux and Adrian Willis of Recolight. The Master, Steve Thomas, welcomed them all to the Company and encouraged them to progress to full membership by gaining the Freedom ... Read more

19th November 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Peter Harris installed as Master for 2019/20

The Master for 2019/20 Peter Harris At the annual Common Hall meeting (AGM) and Dinner of members held 1st November 2019, Liveryman Peter Harris was elected to serve as Master Lightmonger for 2019/20 The outgoing Master, Stephen Thomas, presented the Annual Report to the members attending the AGM and thanked everyone for their support to Lightmongers over the past year. He gave particular ... Read more

19th November 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Annual Lighting Industry Presidents’ Luncheon

The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers brings together the Presidents of the lighting industry bodies once a year to network and discuss matters of mutual interest in the historic surroundings of Tallow Chandlers’ Hall. The event included a tour of the Hall including the Court Room and then a business lunch in the Parlour, where matters of interest across the whole of the lighting related industry ... Read more

19th November 2019|Categories: News|1 Comment

Hackney Carriage Drivers annual Euro Disney 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 over 25 years, and it is very much appreciated by the families participating. The Lightmongers support ... Read more

7th November 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Thames River Cruise to view the Illuminated River project

On September 6th a party of 60 Lightmongers and their guests boarded the Edwardian, a Thames river cruiser for a trip to view the lighting of the first 4 Bridges of the Illuminated River project. Once completed this will be the longest public art commission in the world at 2.5 miles long, covering 15 bridges from the Albert Bridge down to Tower Bridge. The Master ... Read more

25th September 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Lightmongers visit HMS Queen Elizabeth

On August 23rd a group of 30 Lightmongers had the great privilege to be welcomed aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier. When the Lightmongers first formed an affiliation with the Royal Navy it was with the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and our affiliation has remained with aircraft carriers ever since. We are proud indeed to be affiliated with the latest and ... Read more

10th September 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Margaret Price 1931 – 2019

A memorial service and reception to celebrate the life of Margaret Price, wife of Liveryman Bill Price MBE, was held on 27 July at Christ Church, Bexleyheath. The Lightmongers’ Company was represented by Past Master Hugh Ogus and his wife Mavis and many messages of sympathy and support were received by Bill and his family from Lightmongers unable to attend. Bill and Margaret were married ... Read more

16th August 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments