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

Carol Service December 2016

The Lightmongers held their annual Carol Service at St Botolph’s Without Aldgate on 7th December 2016. The Service was led by the Lightmongers Honorary Chaplin, Fr Peter Harris and the Rector of St Botolph’s, the Reverend Laura Jorgensen, who gave the Address this year. The Choir – East Wickham Singers- were a joy to listen to and lead the congregation in the singing of our ... Read more

9th December 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

GDP due to lighting ‘must fall to tackle climate change’

The economic activity generated by the lighting industry will have to fall significantly if we are at address climate change, a veteran environmentalist has declared. Former Friends of the Earth chief Jonathan Porritt says we must accept a reduction of the historic proportion of GDP attributable to lighting and its associated energy requirements if we are to have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Delivering ... Read more

22nd November 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

A message from the Master Lightmonger Michael Simpson

Last Saturday we once again took part in the Lord Mayors show to welcome Dr Andrew Parmley as the 689th Lord Mayor of London. Once again the Lightmongers were out in force with our affiliated cadet units 56th(Woolwich) Squadron and the Haringey Sea and Marine Cadets. I was joined in the coach by the Mistress and Deputy Master John Rowsell and Sandy. Our team was ... Read more

21st November 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Junior Warden’s Dinner

I was delighted with the level of support from the company for this my first formal event. Over 80 members and guests were welcomed aboard HQS Wellington by members of Haringey Sea Cadets (TS Wizard) and were entertained to music provided by 56 Woolwich Air Cadets. Lt Col Richard Hawkins CO of 101 City of London Royal Engineers was my principal guest and spoke to ... Read more

21st November 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Installation Dinner 4th November 2016

At the last Court meeting held on Friday the 4th of November 2016, the Master John Rowsell installed two new liverymen and one of our existing freemen, Eric Anderson, was clothed with the livery, thus becoming a Liveryman of the Company. Attracting new members to our livery company is one of our key aims and it is always a pleasure to see members progress in ... Read more

4th November 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lighting industry Livery Company holds inaugural annual lecture

The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers held its first annual lecture at the London Transport Museum on Tuesday, October 26. Author, broadcaster, campaigner and environmentalist Jonathon Porritt addressed an audience of students, Liverymen and lighting industry professionals on ‘Lighting in a Low Carbon world.’ In his address, Porritt highlighted the important role lighting professionals, the industry and its products will play in cutting the world’s emissions ... Read more

26th October 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers v Tallow Chandlers Annual Golf Match

Although with a slightly reduced team of only 6 players this year, on 28th September, once again the Lightmongers just managed to overcome the Tallow Chandlers at Beaconsfield Golf Club, with a result of 3½ to 2½ to retain the Arrow Cup. The team this year was: Matthew Harding, Simon Hobbs, Gerry O’Donnell, Roger Rawson, John Smith and John Otten. Roger Rawson won the Master’s ... Read more

3rd October 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Master John Rowsell helps give a good send of

The Master John Rowsell was at Canary Wharf to help give a good send of the all the disabled children on the Worshipful Company of Hackney Drivers Magical Mystery Tour to Disneyworld Paris. Unfortunately the run of good weather broke and they all set off on a rather wet September morning. There is no doubt that the children will still have a wonderful time. The ... Read more

19th September 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Mrs Margaret Fitzsimons collecting her Freedom of the City of London Certificate

Mrs Margaret Fitzsimons, Director and Secretary of the EDA sent this note to our Clerk Phillip Hyde: "I had my Freedom of London ceremony in August.  A wonderful experience.  I brought my family along and they were very impressed.  I think they now think I am ‘important’ whereas before I just ‘worked in an office and went to meetings’. The Chamberlain and Beadle made the ... Read more

31st August 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments