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

Commodore John Keegan OBE RN

On Monday 3 April, members of the Court were pleased to participate at a special ceremony held in Weybridge at the home of Past Master Patricia Brain. This was to bestow the status of Honorary Liveryman of WCL on Commodore John Keegan OBE RN for his considerable liaison work with us ever since the inception of our first RN affiliation with HMS Invincible. The now 20-year relationship ... Read more

8th May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Charity Golf Day

Once again the Lightmongers had a great golf day at the Royal Automobile Club, Epsom on Thursday 27th April 2017. The weather continued to be almost dry, the last golfers had just a few drops!!  However, as we have had a rather dry winter and virtually no rain in April, the course certainly needs some rain.  As there are two courses available, considerable work to ... Read more

3rd May 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Benches

I hope that you have been following the story of the Lightmongers benches outside the Royal Exchange. Past Master John Otten has been able to shed some light on the issue (pun intended) and discovered that the benches date back to 1984, the year the Lightmongers gained full Worshipful Company status. The Master of that year Leslie Hill was able to attend the Lord Mayor’s ... Read more

26th April 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Walter Balmford MBE BSc CEng FIET

Most Lightmongers will have met and will know Walter on most of our formal occasions he can be seen at front of the procession of top table guests proudly bearing the Lightmongers Sword a role he is delighted to carry out and one he calls his own. I am delighted to let you know that earlier this year Walter was honoured with the presentation of ... Read more

24th March 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

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