Lightmongers’ Charity Golf Day 2019

Our annual Charity Golf Day was held on 9th May at the Royal Automobile Club Epsom, on their magnificent Old Course. The weather was unkind this year with extremely heavy prolonged rain during the latter part of the afternoon. At one point several greens were under water! As a result, some teams were not able to complete all 18 holes and the judging was therefore ... Read more

7th June 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers at the Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition

The Lightmongers sharp shooters! The Lightmongers fielded 3 teams of 4 guns each in this amazingly well supported inter-Livery day at the prestigious Holland & Holland shooting grounds. 80 Livery Companies were involved with a total of 120 teams and 480 individuals taking part in the competition. Our three teams were not amongst the winners but all returned respectable scores with our high ... Read more

3rd June 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Prince Arthur Cup – Inter Livery Golf Competition

This is the most coveted golf prize in the City inter Livery golf year. It was first introduced in 1927 at Walton Heath. That was the year in which Prince Arthur of Connaught was invited to become a guest of the Coachmakers’ Livery Company and then went on to accept the Freedom and Livery of the Company later that year. He was subsequently elected Court ... Read more

23rd May 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Livery Dinner 22nd March 2019 with our Military affiliation Awards

The Lightmongers Livery dinner was held on Friday 22nd March with it’s focus is on industry networking. The Master and Officers greeted members and guests as they arrived at the unique and prestigious Clothworkers Hall, one of the larger, well-established Livery Halls in the City, where we were made very welcome. With 160 members and guests from across the wide spectrum of the lighting related ... Read more

12th April 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Construction Livery Group – 2019 Award winners

The Construction Livery Group held its 2019 awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 11th March 2019. 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. This year there were 10 Livery Companies presenting their awards at the ceremony, which is ... Read more

9th April 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Obituary – Lou Bedocs

It is with sadness that we report on the death of one of the gentleman experts in lighting, Mr. Lou Bedocs. Lou, or Lajos as he was really named, was born in March 1942 in Körmend, a Hungarian town near the Austrian border. Up until 1956 his life was normal, starting school, achieving his General Education Certificate and in August 1956 starting Grammar School, if ... Read more

4th March 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

A warm welcome to new Freemen

At the February 2019 Court meeting it was great to see the following four new members being installed as Freemen of the Company: Steve Davies – CEO Lighting Industry Association Charlie Lacey – MD Stearn Electric Dale Nettle – Sales Director Lighting Project Solutions Joao Pola – CEO Signify UKI During the dinner that followed the Court meeting, the new Freemen introduced themselves to those ... Read more

4th March 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Visit of HRH The Princess Royal to the Lightmongers affiliated School New College Worcester (NCW)

  When the Lightmongers receive an invitation like this:  it is clearly an honour and the Master Steve Thomas, Deputy Master Barbara Harding, the Clerk Phillip Hyde and Past Masters John Harding and John Otten were privileged to be invited to NCW to see The Princess Royal’s visit to our affiliated school for the blind. She was there for a couple of hours and toured ... Read more

21st February 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Visit to the Royal School of Miliitary Engineering Brompton Barracks Chatham Kent 14th December 2018

For some time we have been looking for an affiliation with an army cadet unit to go alongside that for the Sea and Air cadets which we already support. Our search led us to the Royal School of Milatary engineering where Army Engineers arere trained. We were particularly impressed by the training being given to electrical apprentices which includes a module on lighting. Although not ... Read more

5th February 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Annual Carol Service

We held our annual Carol service on the 5th 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 gifts by the Master. ... Read more

7th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments