The Master abseils down the Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater)

On 8th September, the Master joined the Lord Mayor, Alderman Andrew Palmley, and a number of other Livery Company Masters in abseiling down the side of the 224 metre (736 feet) high Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater as it is commonly known). This was an exciting experience for the Master, starting from the 43rd floor of the Cheesegrater and most of us would probably say “rather ... Read more

18th September 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

New Queensferry Crossing opened

The new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth was officially declared open by the Queen on 4th September 2017. The new bridge is the longest three tower cable suspension bridge in the world; the highest bridge in the UK and has an unofficial record for the largest continuous concrete pour ever! During the previous week the new bridge was illuminated by a night-time light ... Read more

6th September 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

City of London Freedom Ceremony of FL LT Mark Bird, 56 (Woolwich) Squadron

On Tuesday 15th August 2017 Cadet Liaison Dave Burns had the pleasure of attending the Freedom of the City ceremony of Ft Lt Mark Bird of 56 (Woolwich) Squadron. Mark was nominated for this honour via the Lightmongers and was proposed by Dave Burns and seconded by our Late Past Master Bill Wright. In total 14 cadets took time out of their busy school holidays ... Read more

18th August 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Lightmongers 2017 Summer Banquet

The Lightmongers annual Summer Banquet took place 7th July at Mansion House, the historic home of the Lord Mayor of London. 195 members and guests enjoyed the wonderful setting of the famous Egyptian Room as well as great food and company. A highlight of the evening was the announcement of the winning entries to the Lord Mayor’s Luminaire Design competition, which was focused on designs ... Read more

18th August 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Audi Showroom in Portadown

Chroma Lighting have specified and installed Linialite surface mounted and suspended luminaires used in straight lines to complement the long showroom with a high ceiling featuring striking visible building services.

11th August 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Science Innovation Prize

On Saturday 8th July New College Worcester (NCW), with which the Lightmongers are affiliated, had their annual ‘Celebration Day’ and prize giving. NCW is a secondary residential school for the blind and partially sighted and the Company is proud to present their annual Science Innovation Prize to the most outstanding student undertaking an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) for an innovative project. This year it was ... Read more

11th August 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Election of the Sheriffs

Each year Elections are held on Midsummers Day, amidst a great deal of tradition and pageantry, to elect the Sheriffs of London for the year ensuing. This took place on 26th June this year. Once you become a Liveryman of our company it is your privilege and your right to attend this ancient ceremony set in the magnificent Guildhall. Each year two Sheriffs are elected ... Read more

11th August 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

ERCO Lighting Limited, 38 Dover Street London

NG1 The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, is home to one of the world's most beautiful and extensive collections of European painting. ERCO Lighting has provided LED lighting to all of the galleries being the first major Institution to upgrade to 100% LED in 2010. Uni Bath 1 The young University of Bath is now one of the leading universities in Great Britain. Quintessence LED ... Read more

11th August 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Worshipful Company of Lightmongers Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseiling

As I mentioned in last month’s blog, on the 8th September I will be abseiling 200m down London’s Cheesegrater building in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.  100 abseils will be led by the Lord Mayor himself followed by 99 other supporters. I have met 2 other Masters who are also joining in and we collectively agreed that some training should take place before the ... Read more

12th June 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Obituary Past Master William Wright, 2nd April 1953 – 20th May 2017

It is with deep regret that we announce that Past Master William Wright passed away on Saturday 20 May, after a brave battle with cancer. Bill passed away peacefully in hospital with his family around him. Bill began his career in the electrical industry in 1971, completing a student engineering apprenticeship that was sponsored by M.O.D.  After graduating from Cambridge University with an engineering degree ... Read more

30th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments