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Well played! Congratulations to the Band of the 56 (Woolwich) Squadron ATC Air Force Cadets

On 7th October 2023, the finale of the Lord Mayor's Cadet Music Competition took place in Mediterranean temperatures in the courtyard at Guildhall. Master Lightmonger, Jamie Berry,  enjoyed the performances of all the entrants and was enormously proud to witness 56 Woolwich RAF Cadets, our affiliated Air Force Cadet Squadron, win this year's Best Band award. What an achievement! Congratulations to our Cadets and their ... Read more

18th October 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Vision of the future – The 2023 Four Liveries lecture

Lightmongers joined members of three other scientific Livery Companies for the 30th Annual Four Liveries Event on 12th October 2023. This year it was the turn of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers to host the event, a lecture on the topic of cataract surgery that was held at the magnificent Governor’s Hall at St Thomas’ Hospital where intra-ocular lenses were first implanted and laser ... Read more

18th October 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Twenty-one Today! Master bids a fond farewell to his Carolean Cohort at Master and Clerks’ Luncheon

One of the last official duties to wrap up the Master Lightmonger’s year in office is to host the Master and Clerks’ luncheon to say thank you and farewell to those Companies with whom Lightmongers have an especially close relationship and with whom the Master has shared his year. This year, Masters and Clerks from 21 Livery Companies joined Master Jamie Berry and other Lightmongers ... Read more

9th October 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers’ 205th Court Meeting is followed by several installation ceremonies

September is generally a busy month in the City of London, and this certainly proved true for the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers when they held their first Court meeting after the Summer break. Master Jamie Berry presided over the installation of five new Freemen, one honorary Freeman and the progression of four members to Liverymen at the Company’s 205th Court meeting held on 20th September ... Read more

5th October 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Visit to Haringey Sea Cadets Training Ship Wizard 27th July 2023

The Master and Liveryman Phil Webb our Cadet Liaison Officer were fortunate enough to be able visit our affiliated sea cadets on 27th July. This was the Master’s first opportunity to see the cadets on board Wizard. The weather was kind enough to allow the assembled cadets to parade outside on the foredeck. With around 20 cadets, a number of senior instructors and officers, all ... Read more

8th August 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Master’s visit to 56 (Woolwich) Squadron Air Training Cadets 18th July 2023

On the 18th July, the Master accompanied by the Master’s Consort Donna, Liveryman Ray Reid and Liveryman Phil Webb, our Cadet Liaison Officer, visited 56 Squadron Air Cadets at their training centre in Woolwich. They had been forewarned that participation in the evenings training was expected and to come dressed accordingly. We gathered inside while the training groups of cadets assembled and set up the ... Read more

8th August 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Summer Banquet 7th July 2023

Our Summer Banquet this year was held on 7th 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 The evening ... Read more

8th August 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

A Joyous, Uplifting and Inspiring day at New College Worcester

                The Lightmongers affiliated school, New College Worcester (NCW) for blind and visually impaired children and young people held their annual Celebration Day on 1st July 2023, where the students achievements over the academic year are recognised and their work, including a concert of music, is show-cased for the many visitors. The Lightmongers were represented on the day ... Read more

11th July 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Company welcomes a new Liveryman and seven new Freemen members

It was a great pleasure for the Court, at its Court meeting on 10th May 2023, to install a new Liveryman and to welcome into the Company seven new Freemen. The Court congratulated John Gorse of Signify on progressing to full membership by becoming a Liveryman of the Company. Liverymen are able to take up various City of London benefits, such as the right to ... Read more

26th June 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Celebrating Lightmongers Education Awards to Students plus a special presentation

Celebrating Lightmongers Education Awards to Students plus a special presentation Each year the Lightmongers use the occasion of its May Court Dinner to present our Education Awards to the worthy winners. It is always a marvellous evening to meet with all the students and to celebrate their success with them and this year, on May 10th, was no exception. Lightmongers’ UCL Award 2023, generously sponsored ... Read more

26th June 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments