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

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