On Monday, 24th January 2022, three Freemen were admitted to the Company. The Admission Ceremony was followed by an informal lunch at Launderers' Hall where Master and Wardens welcomed Helen Demosthenou, Harry Fordham and German Chacartegui.
On a chilly Friday evening of 14th January, the party of fourteen met on the quayside for the Thames River Illuminated Bridges Dine and Dance Cruise. To be able to view the illuminations from the vantage point of the river as well as the remnants [...]
28th of November 2021 after overnight genome sequencing, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed that 2 cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 (so-called Omicron) had been identified in the UK which once again caused panic and chaos to our Hospitality sector. Why [...]
November started on Monday the 1st with an evening visit to the Guildhall for the John Keats Anniversary Lecture. Keats was an English poet prominent in the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, although his poems had been published [...]
Neville Manwaring Wells, Master Launderer 1973 - 1974 and much respected Senior Past Master for many years, much loved father of Frances, Michael and Martin, and grandfather to Daniel, Hannah, Jason, Joshua, Toby, Sam and Jack and great-grandfather to Deakan, died peacefully in his sleep [...]
October has been a busy time starting on the 4th with an invitation from the Plumbers’ Company to attend a lecture at Regent’s Park, in the home of the Royal College of Physicians as the guest of Master Plumber, Dr Peter Rumley, who gave the [...]
Deputy Master Major Jack Strachan finally held his many times postponed Annual Banquet in the grandeur of Mansion House on Friday, 8th October and what a grand event it was ! We were honoured as Principal Guest, The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor Locum Tenens, [...]
On the 23rd September, Master Launderer, along with other Livery Masters, was invited to attend the presentation of the new Chain of Office and Badge, the Shrieval Chain of Alderman and Sheriff-Elect Alison Gowman.
Master of the Worshipful Company of Launderers was sentenced at the Old Bailey in London on the 6th of September and jailed in the Tower of London until he could raise £1,000 for the British Red Cross Charity. Many members of the Worshipful Company donated [...]