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Tudor Pull 2024

 What an amazing Day! It all started several days before, when the Stela (a section of ancient wooden pipe from the City of London) was returned to Hampton Court Palace ready for this year’s Tudor Pull on 14 May as part of the Annual River Inspection of the Company of…...

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The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

The Master Cutler of Hallamshire and the Regional Mayor of South Yorkshire (SY) invited Livery Masters to a lunchtime event, where the region outlined investment opportunities and success stories in South Yorkshire.  We received presentations from the Regional Mayor and others representing the South Yorkshire Growth Team, Sheffield Chamber, Sheffield…...

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Breakfast with the Lord Mayor

As the Master of the Water Conservators, I was invited to a private breakfast with the Lord and Lady Mayoress, Sir Anthony Finkelstein and a small group who are involved with the delivery of the Lord Mayor’s Theme “Connect to Prosper”.  Over breakfast, we were each invited to describe how…...

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Water Problems in the UK – Gresham College

Several members of the Company joined this day of presentations and discussions at Gresham College, either on line or in person.  It was organised and chaired by Fleet Warden Professor Carolyn Roberts. In the midst of this hot issue it is often difficult to achieve some balanced views or in…...

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The Treloar’s Gala Dinner – Mansion House

This was a grand occasion.  The Lord Mayor and the City of London including the Livery Companies are strong supporters of Treloar’s which is a primary, secondary and tertiary school/college in Alton, Hampshire for young people with a range of physical disabilities. They offer around 170 students aged 4 to…...

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Brunel, Boats, Bridges and Banksy – Master’s Weekend in Bristol

After months of planning, 33 Company members and guests spent the weekend in Bristol and Clifton. For those who arrived early, there was an interesting guided tour round the city, led by local members, followed by dinner in the hotel overlooking the harbour. On the next day, we ventured up…...

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Newcastle University Supporters’ Event, The Gherkin

As Master of the Company and a Trustee of the Water Conservation Trust, I was invited to a Supporter Thank You Event in London.  For several years the Trust has provided an annual bursary for a Newcastle University postgraduate student on a water and environmental degree, as well as awarding…...

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Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch – Guildhall

The Consort Eileen and the Master, as well as other members of our Company and other Livery Companies attended the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch.  It was hosted by the Lord Mayor and demonstrated the City’s support for members of His Majesty’s Armed Forces and veterans through the three National…...

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Election Court Lunch, Butchers’ Hall

At our Election Court Lunch we were pleased to welcome The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, Sheriff Dame Susan Langley, DBE, The Lady Mayoress, Elisabeth Mainelli, Gary Langley and the Master Scientific Instrument Makers. Below is a copy of the Lord Mayor’s speech. Master.…...

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Sustainability Policy

At its Election Court meeting on 17 April 2024 the Court approved the Sustainability Policy for the Company.   WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF WATER CONSERVATORS’ SUSTAINABILITY POLICY Introduction The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators has the promotion of sustainability at the heart of its thinking and activities, well captured in its…...

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