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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

Masters Blog July 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers It has been a busy month and I make no apologies for including extra photographs this time to give you a flavour of the different events I have attended. One of our educational awards is to the Top Apprentice on a City and Guilds course associated with Lighting and the Electrical sector. This year we were pleased the winner, Benjamin Stuart, came ... Read more

11th August 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|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

Masters Blog June 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, I would start this month’s blog by paying a personal tribute to Past Master Bill Wright who sadly passed away on the 20th May. I have known Bill for many years, a highly respected engineer and incredibly active in so many organisations. We joined the Court of the Lightmongers at the same time and would have followed each other as Master had ... Read more

12th June 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|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

Lightmongers Education Committee

HNC/HND Qualifications/Lighting Apprenticeships The Master, Mike Simpson, made a presentation about education in the industry at a recent LIA event, and gave details of a possible Lighting Apprenticeship and the new HNC/HND qualifications, which are items being actively discussed in the Lightmongers Education Committee.  See a copy of the LIA article below: “Mike Simpson, Master Lightmonger, presented at the LIA Luncheon seminar event, covering Education with ... Read more

29th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Inter Livery Golf Tournament for the Prince Arthur Cup

This famous inter Livery golf trophy was first played for in 1927 at Walton Heath to celebrate the Freedom and Livery of Prince Arthur of Connaught admission to the Coachmakers. As time went on more Companies participated and the event was held at a number of different golf clubs before St George’s Hill became the venue from 1930 to 1958 and Wentworth from 1960 to1978.  ... Read more

29th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ascot Race Day

Lords Mayors Appeal On Wednesday 3rd May the Lightmongers were well represented at what was a wonderful day of horse racing, eating and fund raising. Around 400 people attended the event in the Pavilion Restaurant. Among the Lightmongers was a full table of Past Master Mike Liphold and his family celebrating his birthday. I am sworn to silence about his age! A pleasure to have ... Read more

17th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

180th Court Meeting and Dinner, Tallow Chandlers

The 180th Court Meeting was held at Tallow Chandlers on the 10th of May. The Master Mike Simpson was proud to admit to the company 7 new Freemen by redemption. The new Freemen are; Bruce Kirk, John Shrew, Tony Greig, Warren Scothern, David Ellis and John Theis, (Robert Venning is not in the photo). We look forward to these new Freemen contributing to the development ... Read more

10th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments