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Annual Members and Guests Dinner

Last Friday the 17th of March “The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers” held their annual members and guest’s dinner in the magnificent setting of Drapers Hall. This key event on our calendar provides an opportunity for members and guests to enjoy a splendid black tie event at which we showcase our support for our military affiliations. This year was no exception and we were honoured to ... Read more

23rd March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Master visits Treloars School

The Master, Mike Simpson, joined the Lord Mayor’s annual visit to Treloars School on 8th March 2017. Treloars is a specialist school for disabled students, set up in 1907 by the then Lord Mayor, Sir William Treloars. Since then each Lord Mayor and the City of London Livery Companies have supported the work of the School. The Lightmongers Charitable Trust makes a donation to Treloars ... Read more

22nd March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Masters Blog March 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, The past month has been busy with various activities where I have been representing the company. I have been a guest of the Worshipful Companies of Arbitrators, Architects, Painter-Stainers, Scriviners, Vintners, and the Old Bailey Judges (purely in a social capacity!). I have also attended both the CIBSE Building Performance and EDA awards. The Architects presented an interesting lecture on the history ... Read more

21st March 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Mary Hare School for Deaf Children

Swimming Pool - grand re-opening After a long fund-raising appeal to which the Lightmongers, as a long-term supporter, has contributed, Mary Hare school has been able to renovate its swimming pool. It was officially re-opened on March 8th by Duncan Goodhew MBE, former Olympic swimming champion, who as you can see from this photo entered into the spirit (and the water) of the occasion! Hugh ... Read more

16th March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Royal Exchange Benches

When I was in the city last week I remembered that we have some wooden benches outside the Royal Exchange. The benches are inscribed ‘Donated by The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers’. When I came across them a while ago they were in a poor state and in urgent need of a rub down and re-varnish.  I am pleased, as you can see from the photos, ... Read more

14th March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Senior Wardens Reception – raises £300 for the Charitable Trust

Barbara Harding the Senior Warden was delighted with attendance at her Senior Wardens reception, which was held at the Museum of Mechanical Music in Brentford on 3rd March 2017. The museum, which is run mainly on voluntary help with only 2 paid staff, is a most interesting place and a visit is recommended; the experience is well worth it. A raffle was held in aid ... Read more

3rd March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Livery Companies Skill Council Presentation

Merchant Taylors Hall - 13th February 2017 The Master Mike Simpson attended the presentation along with representatives from Merchant Taylors, Masons, Plumbers, Joiners and Ceilers, Horners, Pavoirs and Coachmakers. This is a very prestigious event with citations for each recipient read out by the relevant Master. The awards are presented by The Lord Mayor Dr Andrew Palmerly. The following awards were made to Lightmonger candidates: ... Read more

20th February 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Innovation Prize Winners at Mary Hare School

Tom Jackson was the winner of the 1st Prize of the Lightmongers’ Innovation Prize at Mary Hare. He won with this LED decorative table light which he designed on a CAD-CAM and completed himself.     Andre Preston the runner-up also designed and made this solely himself. Both these boys were from year 11 at Mary Hare School for the Deaf, to which the Lightmongers ... Read more

8th February 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Masters Blog February 2017

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, Before rounding off 2016 which now seems an age away, the year concluded with the pleasure of attending our affiliated school for the visually impaired, New College Worcester’s concert which was held in Worcester Cathedral. The occasion was to celebrate the schools 150th anniversary and we were treated to a festival of music from talented musicians and singers. It was also an ... Read more

8th February 2017|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Masters Blog December 2016

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, It is now just over a month since I became master and I would like to give you regular updates on my activities on behalf of the company. The Installation dinner was a date not to be forgotten when I had the honour of taking over from Deputy Master John Rowsell who before that date was giving me constant reminders of the ... Read more

15th December 2016|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments