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The Water Conservation Trust

Congratulations to the University of Cambridge and the students and staff on the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development.  It has been running for 22 years during which nearly 700 students have completed the programme.  The Water Conservation Trust is pleased support students on the course with a bursary and…...

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Presentation of water to the Lord Mayor

The Master has presented the Lord Mayor, Alderman Michael Mainelli, with a jug of Thames Water, as a reminder of the value of water to the City of London. On 14 July 1197, King Richard 1, in order to improve his liquidity, sold the Conservancy of the River Thames to…...

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Great News from this morning’s Defra Press release

This morning ( 11July ) the Secretary of State included in his announcement on the future of water company management that Water companies will place customers and the environment at the heart of their objectives. The Secretary of State is clear that he expects companies to change their ‘Articles of…...

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Installation Court, Apothecaries’ Hall

The Installation Court was held in the magnificent setting of the Apothecaries’ Hall. The focus of the Court meeting was on the growth of the Company and increased activity and income. The Company was very pleased to welcome Liam Hogg, Lee Morton and Gerald O’Shaughnessy as new Liverymen, and Martin…...

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Sunset Cruise and Dinner, River Thames

My thank you event for the Court and Company had to involve water, so what better way than a sunset cruise on the Thames! I wanted a memorable expression of thanks to members of the Court, Past Masters, Fellow Masters, Consorts and friends. We welcommed our guests with a glass…...

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Breaking the Code and Winning the Secret War

A group of Company Members visited Bletchley Park to discover the incredible achievements of Britain’s World War Two Codebreakers. We were ably guided by Court Assistant Christine Jarvis who is an expert on London and well beyond. As several of the group had travelled considerable distances to get there we…...

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Common Hall – Election of Sheriffs and other Officers, Guildhall

This is an important occasion in the City year when all the Livery Masters turn out in their gowns and bling. The Masters, Prime Wardens and Upper Bailiff of the several Livery Companies and the Livery Committee assembled in the Crypt. Then the Livery Committee, followed by the Masters, Prime…...

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Admiral of the Port Challenge Race

The Admiral of the Port is the Lord Mayor of London and this was a race in his honour. The course of this race is from HQS Wellington to the Westminster Boating Base, Pimlico, a distance of two nautical miles. Boats then continue upstream and disembark at Chelsea Harbour Pier.…...

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Livery Charity Chairs and Trustees 2024 Annual Conference

Livery Company Masters, Clerks and Trustees were invited to the conference.  It was an opportunity to hear from charity experts on current issues, to see how fellow Livery Charities are responding to challenges and opportunities and to meet each other. After opening remarks by Deputy Philip Woodhouse (above), we received…...

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New Member’s Dinner, Guildhall

The Master, Wardens and Deputy Master and Clerk had the pleasure of the company of ten new/pending new members at an informal dinner in the Private Dining Room at the Guildhall.  It was an opportunity to get to know each other better away from the time limitations of our formal…...

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