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
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
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
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
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.
Fellow Lightmongers, I do hope that you are all settling in to 2018 after enjoying a pleasant Festive Season. The year began with the Lord Mayor's Christmas Party. This year we had two granddaughters who were eligible to attend. One went as "Dick Whittington's Cat" who in case you didn't know was called "Tomkin" and the other was "Batgirl". They had a marvellous time and ... Read more