Annual Lighting Industry Presidents’ Luncheon

The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers brings together the Presidents of the lighting industry bodies once a year to network and discuss matters of mutual interest in the historic surroundings of Tallow Chandlers’ Hall. The event included a tour of the Hall including the Court Room and then a business lunch in the Parlour, where matters of interest across the whole of the lighting related industry ... Read more

19th November 2019|Categories: News|1 Comment

Hackney Carriage Drivers annual Euro Disney Trip

One of the highlights of the Masters year is attending the send-off for the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Driver’s annual Children’s Magical Taxi Tour, taking sick and terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris.  The Hackney Carriage Drivers have provided this 3 day trip, from Friday to Sunday, for over 25 years, and it is very much appreciated by the families participating. The Lightmongers support ... Read more

7th November 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Thames River Cruise to view the Illuminated River project

On September 6th a party of 60 Lightmongers and their guests boarded the Edwardian, a Thames river cruiser for a trip to view the lighting of the first 4 Bridges of the Illuminated River project. Once completed this will be the longest public art commission in the world at 2.5 miles long, covering 15 bridges from the Albert Bridge down to Tower Bridge. The Master ... Read more

25th September 2019|Categories: News|1 Comment

The Lightmongers visit HMS Queen Elizabeth

On August 23rd a group of 30 Lightmongers had the great privilege to be welcomed aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier. When the Lightmongers first formed an affiliation with the Royal Navy it was with the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and our affiliation has remained with aircraft carriers ever since. We are proud indeed to be affiliated with the latest and ... Read more

10th September 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Margaret Price 1931 – 2019

A memorial service and reception to celebrate the life of Margaret Price, wife of Liveryman Bill Price MBE, was held on 27 July at Christ Church, Bexleyheath. The Lightmongers’ Company was represented by Past Master Hugh Ogus and his wife Mavis and many messages of sympathy and support were received by Bill and his family from Lightmongers unable to attend. Bill and Margaret were married ... Read more

16th August 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Master at the Illuminated River Lighting Up Ceremony

The Master, Stephen Thomas, attended the formal ceremony of the lighting up of the first four bridges of the Illuminated River project. Once complete, this will be the longest public art commission in the world at 2.5 miles in length and re-light 15 of the Thames bridges, from Albert to Tower Bridge. The Master, Stephen Thomas, at the lighting up ceremony, 17th July 2019. ... Read more

25th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Summer Banquet 5th July 2019

Our wonderful Summer Banquet this year was held on 5th July and by kind permission of the Lord Mayor, we were able to hold it at the Mansion House in London. As ever, it was a very enjoyable and sociable evening in the wonderful surroundings of the Egyptian Hall of the Mansion House. Dining in the magnificent Egyptian room at Mansion House   ... Read more

16th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The inaugural William Wright Lightmongers Lecture

Vertical Farming using LEDs The inaugural William Wright Lightmongers Lecture took place on 27th June in the Christopher Ingold Auditorium of University College London. The subject was the rapid development of Vertical Farming (also known as indoor Farming or Plant Factories), using cutting edge LED technology. Bill Wright was highly respected across the lighting and electrical industries for his electrical engineering knowledge and experience, which ... Read more

12th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers visit to New College Worcester (NCW) Prize Giving

Our affiliated School for blind and visually impaired children, NCW, held their Celebration Day on 29th June, at which year-end prizes were presented. The Lightmongers were invited to join this Celebration Day and the Master, Stephen Thomas, the Clerk, Phill Hyde and Past Master Eddie Taylor and his wife Gill represented us. The day started with a concert showing the superb musical talents of the ... Read more

9th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers team in the Lighting Industry Sailing Regatta

The Lighting Industry Sailing Regatta, organized by the LIA, took place on 6th June, based at Portsmouth, with a competitive team of Lightmongers taking part. It was an excellent day for sailing and everyone enjoyed the experience. The Lightmongers team, captained by Liveryman Richard Smith, was not able to retain the Cup they won last year but they had a great day and will no ... Read more

9th July 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments