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The Master’s Musings December 2018

Dear Fellow Lightmongers, I have just undertaken my first couple of months as your new Master. I hope you enjoy the account of my endeavours during this time. 2nd November - Common Hall May I thank all those Members who attended Common Hall and elected me to be your Master for the year ahead. What a wonderful evening it was with Barbara’s Report on her great year in office, the ... Read more

5th February 2019|Categories: The Master's Blog|0 Comments

Visit to the Royal School of Miliitary Engineering Brompton Barracks Chatham Kent 14th December 2018

For some time we have been looking for an affiliation with an army cadet unit to go alongside that for the Sea and Air cadets which we already support. Our search led us to the Royal School of Milatary engineering where Army Engineers arere trained. We were particularly impressed by the training being given to electrical apprentices which includes a module on lighting. Although not ... Read more

5th February 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers Annual Carol Service

We held our annual Carol service on the 5th of December in our Company Church, St Botolph’s without Aldgate. The service was conducted by the Rev Laura Jorgenson and was a traditional service of lessons and carols. We were very well supported by our cadet affiliations, who greeted members and their guests on arrival and who were presented with Christmas gifts by the Master. ... Read more

7th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Liveryman Peter McVeigh and LIA present cheque to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Liveryman and Almoner Peter McVeigh supported the 2018 LIA Annual Ball, which raised over £1900 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here is Peter, wearing his Lightmongers Almoner badge, together the LIA President Dave Ribbons and LIA Chief Executive Steve Davies, presenting the cheque to Great Ormond Street. Congratulations to Peter and to LIA members for an excellent fund-raising result.

4th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Lightmongers at the Lord Mayor’s Show 10th November 2018

Master and guests in the Lightmongers carriage The Lightmongers participated in the Lord Mayor’s Show on 10th November, as we have done for many years now. This is one of the very first events in a busy year for the Master in representing the Company and our new Master, Steve Thomas and his guests, Liveryman Margaret Fitzsimons, Lt.Col Al Brown and his wife ... Read more

4th December 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Stephen Thomas installed as Master for 2018/19

The Master for 2018/19, Stephen Thomas At the annual Common Hall meeting (AGM) and Dinner of members held 2nd November 2018, Liveryman Stephen Thomas was elected to serve as Master Lightmonger for 2018/19. Liverymen voting for the election of the Master and Officers for 2018/19 in the wonderful Tallow Chandlers Hall In his speech after the Dinner the Master paid tribute ... Read more

21st November 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Hackney Carriage Drivers annual Eurodisney 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 25 years now, and it is very much appreciated by the families participating. The Lightmongers support ... Read more

29th September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers v Tallow Chandlers Annual Golf match

Once again the Lightmongers golfers took on the annual challenge against the Tallow Chandlers at Beaconsfield GC on 25th September 2001. This year it was 6 players, Simon Hobbs, James Hill, John Smith, Gerry O’Donnell, James Colkett and John Otten took up the Challenge in a Stableford match for the Arrow Cup, which resulted in a draw, 3 games all. The Arrow Cup, donated by ... Read more

26th September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Junior Warden Reception at the Savile Club

Our Junior Warden, Peter Harris, held his fund-raising reception at the Savile Club in London on 21st September. It was a very enjoyable evening for all the members and guests attending, with excellent food and wine, a superb cabaret and very enjoyable company. The setting of the Savile Club was ideal for such an occasion, having a great atmosphere whilst being quite informal. The Junior ... Read more

22nd September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

New Freeman and Liverymen installed at Court Meeting 19th Sept 2018

At the Lightmongers Court meeting held 19th September at Tallow Chandlers Hall the Master and the Court were delighted to welcome a new Freeman to the Company and to see the progress of two Freemen to Liverymen of the Company. Mark Sutton Vane was admitted to the Lightmongers as a Freeman and welcomed by the Master, Barbara Harding. Mark Sutton Vane with the Master, ... Read more

20th September 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments