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Lightmongers Participation in the Red Cross Christmas Market

The Master, Barbara Harding and Sandy and John Rowsell with Sheriff Neil Redcliffe during his visit to the market. The association with this biannual event dates to the 1980’s if not earlier, the Lightmongers having taken part in all the markets to the present. Our participation is not only a vital fundraiser for the Red Cross but is looked on by the City ... Read more

27th November 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Lightmongers at the Lord Mayor’s Show

One of the delights of a new Master’s Year is the Lightmongers participation in this ancient event. The Lord Mayor of London shows himself to the City of London in this, one of the best, parades in the world. The show has been the highlight for 690 years first starting on the river Thames and more recently through the streets of the City. The Lightmongers ... Read more

11th November 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Barbara Harding installed as Master for 2017/18

At the annual Common Hall meeting (AGM) and Dinner of members held 3rd November 2017, Liveryman Barbara Harding was elected to serve as Master Lightmonger for 2017/18. In her speech after the Dinner the Master paid tribute to the superb way in which the Deputy Master Michael Simpson and his wife Jo, had represented and promoted the Company during their year of office as Master. ... Read more

8th November 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Our new affiliate

The Lightmongers light up and visit our new affiliate, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth As part of our affiliation with HMS Illustrious we donated two light projectors, which could be used to project slide images onto the superstructure of the ship. This included the ships crest, the Lightmongers crest and flags of host nations. On the decommissioning of Illustrious these projectors were retrieved, refurbished ... Read more

8th November 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Freedom Ceremony

Today I was privileged to attend the Freedom ceremony for two of our younger Freemen. Paul Yates who is the Project Design Manager at Kingfisher Lighting and my son in law, together with James Miles who is a Project Design Engineer, also with Kingfisher Lighting and a former Lightmongers Journeyman. Paul was accompanied by his Mother and Father as well as his wife Catherine and ... Read more

30th October 2017|Categories: News|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

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 weekend trip for many years and it is very much appreciated by the families participating.  The Lightmongers support the event as part of their ... Read more

19th October 2017|Categories: News|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

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