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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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Lord Mayor’s Children’s Party, Mansion House

Some of the things associated with the Livery are hard work; many are a mixture of pleasure and work.  This was the ultimate – all fun!  I had heard that this party was a must-do event and sure enough it was.  Of our grandchildren, only one met the age 6…...

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Visit to the Thames Barrier and the River Thames

  A large party from the Water Conservators headed towards Woolwich for a visit to this marvellous piece of engineering completed in 1982.  The need for the barrier was identified in 1953.  The visit was arranged to coincide with the planned testing of the operation of the barrier.  However, due…...

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Lord Mayor’s Coffee Colloquy: Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education How can we educate for a sustainable future?

At this Colloquy, organised by the Air Cadets, ten speakers challenged what we teach and how we teach it and used their own experience to provide inspiration for anyone involved in educating the next generation for a sustainable future.  They covered education inside and outside the classroom, and how technology…...

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Worshipful Company of Plumbers Banquet, Mansion House

My Consort Eileen, and I were delighted to join the Master and his Mistress along with other Masters and Consorts at their Annual Banquet at the Mansion House in the glorious surroundings of the Egyptian Hall. In his welcome to the guests the Master acknowledged the collaboration of the Water…...

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