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Members and Guests dinner 23rd March 2018 Celebrating 100 years of the RAF

The Lightmongers Members and Guests dinner was held on Friday 23rd March 2018 and what a great evening it was! 120 Members and Guests enjoyed the wonderful setting of the Haberdashers Hall, one of the few modern Livery Halls in the City, where we are always made welcome. Members and their Guests were greeted on arrival by the Master and Officers and enjoyed some great ... Read more

3rd April 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

City of London Freedom ceremony

On 14th March 2018 Freeman Stuart Mucklejohn attended the Chamberlains Court at Guildhall and was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London. Stuart was accompanied at the ceremony by family and friends and given a warm welcome by the Clerk to the Court, Murray Craig. Having received the Freedom of the City, Stuart is now able to progress to become a Liveryman of ... Read more

23rd March 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Construction Livery Group – Annual Award winners

The Construction Livery Group held its annual awards ceremony at the newly refurbished Glaziers Hall on the 26th February. The awards date back to 2001 when Masters certificates were first awarded to those who have held a leading position in their profession. These were then extended to include awards for Journeymen and Apprentices. There are now 14 Livery Companies who present their awards at the ... Read more

26th February 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Westminster Abbey Tour

On the 24th February, 29 brave souls braved the artic weather to arrive at Westminster Abbey for the first of the events committee’s outings this year. It was a guided tour by blue coat guides, who are all volunteers to the Abbey. Our guides for the tour were James and Pat, who gave us an excellent tour and history of the Abbey. The stunning high ... Read more

24th February 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Senior Warden’s Reception

A wonderful evening at Trinity House! Senior Warden Steve Thomas with his consort, Mrs Judy Marchant Senior Warden Steve Thomas ringing the Trinity House bell with the Master, Barbara Harding Our Senior Warden, Stephen Thomas, accompanied by his consort Mrs Judy Marchant, was delighted to welcome fellow Lightmongers and their guests to his reception and dinner at Trinity House. Trinity House, ... Read more

23rd February 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Fantastic charitable action

Ian and team setting up. Here’s an example of fantastic charity action, on behalf of the Lightmongers Charitable Trust by one of our Members. At the Red Cross market held at Guildhall last November, the organisers had a very short notice, urgent need for the provision of temporary electrical services to support an outdoor element of the event i.e. a Christmas market. One ... Read more

14th February 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

LIA cheque to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Liveryman Peter McVeigh and LIA present cheque to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Liveryman and Almoner Peter McVeigh supported the LIA Annual Ball, which raised over £2600 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here is Peter, wearing his Lightmongers Almoner badge, and the LIA President Dave Ribbons presenting the cheque. Congratulations to Peter and to LIA members for an excellent fund-raising result.

12th February 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Annual Carol Service

We held our annual Carol service on the 6th 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 ... Read more

13th December 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

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