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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

The Master at the Illuminated River Lighting Up Ceremony

The Master, Stephen Thomas, attended the formal ceremony of the lighting up of the first four bridges of the Illuminated River project. Once complete, this will be the longest public art commission in the world at 2.5 miles in length and re-light 15 of the Thames bridges, from Albert to Tower Bridge. The Master, Stephen Thomas, at the lighting up ceremony, 17th July 2019. ... Read more

25th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Summer Banquet 5th July 2019

Our wonderful Summer Banquet this year was held on 5th 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   ... Read more

16th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The inaugural William Wright Lightmongers Lecture

Vertical Farming using LEDs The inaugural William Wright Lightmongers Lecture took place on 27th June in the Christopher Ingold Auditorium of University College London. The subject was the rapid development of Vertical Farming (also known as indoor Farming or Plant Factories), using cutting edge LED technology. Bill Wright was highly respected across the lighting and electrical industries for his electrical engineering knowledge and experience, which ... Read more

12th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers visit to New College Worcester (NCW) Prize Giving

Our affiliated School for blind and visually impaired children, NCW, held their Celebration Day on 29th June, at which year-end prizes were presented. The Lightmongers were invited to join this Celebration Day and the Master, Stephen Thomas, the Clerk, Phill Hyde and Past Master Eddie Taylor and his wife Gill represented us. The day started with a concert showing the superb musical talents of the ... Read more

9th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers team in the Lighting Industry Sailing Regatta

The Lighting Industry Sailing Regatta, organized by the LIA, took place on 6th June, based at Portsmouth, with a competitive team of Lightmongers taking part. It was an excellent day for sailing and everyone enjoyed the experience. The Lightmongers team, captained by Liveryman Richard Smith, was not able to retain the Cup they won last year but they had a great day and will no ... Read more

9th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Presentation of the Lightmongers Cup to the Top Lady Gun in the 2019 Inter-City Livery Competition

Following on from the annual Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot competition, which is held in May each year the formal prize giving ceremony took place at Guildhall on 12th June 2019. The Master Lightmonger, Stephen Thomas, was pleased to be able to present the Lightmongers Cup, which is presented each year to the Top Lady Gun of the competition. This year, the 25th year of the ... Read more

5th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

A warm welcome to new Liverymen and Freemen

At it’s May Court meeting it was great to see four of our Freemen, Paul Coggins of Trilux Group, Bart Gesner of Armadillo Lighting, Anthony Greig of Legrand Electric, and Charlie Lacey of Stearn Electric progress to full membership of the Company by being installed as Liverymen. Becoming a Liveryman of the Company is the final step to full membership of the Lightmongers and the ... Read more

14th June 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmonger Education Awards presented at May Court Dinner

The May Court Dinner, held in the wonderful setting of Tallow Chandlers Hall, was the occasion for the presentation of the Lightmongers Education Awards for 2018/19. The successful students were the most outstanding on their respective courses. Through it’s Charitable Trust the Lightmongers seek to encourage the long-term technical strength of the industry by providing Awards to the top performing students on a range of ... Read more

14th June 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments