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New Events Calendar 2018 – OUT NOW!

The Master has organised a number of exciting social events for Liverymen, Freemen and Guests to enjoy in 2018. The events cover a broad range of interests so there is something for everyone!

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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

On 22nd April, the Master was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress to his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon for the annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations. Watched by thousands, the day begins with a Read more…

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The Clerk Virginia Rounding’s launch of The Burning Time

A number of Liverymen and Freemen were invited to the launch party of Virginia Rounding’s latest book The Burning Time at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate on 20th April.

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Virginia is an established writer, author of biographies Read more…

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6th City & Awards luncheon

In March we hosted our popular annual City & Awards luncheon at Apothecaries’ Hall – the oldest surviving Hall in the City of London. It’s an important event in the Company’s calendar and one of Read more…

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We entered a team for the annual Livery Pancake Race

For the first time this year, the WCoBM entered a team for the annual Livery Pancake Race at Guildhall Yard. It is organised by the Worshipful Company of Poulters in collaboration with The
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End of the line for Britain’s oldest factory

Three months after our visit in January to Britain’s oldest factory, the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast its last batch of tower bells on 22nd March for the Museum of London before disposing of its
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Christmas Carols at the Tower

The annual Christmas Carol Service at the Tower of London in the historic and atmospheric Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula in December has become so popular that early booking is advised. St Peter Read more…

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Builders’ Merchants on National TV again at Lord Mayor’s Show!

On 12th November, the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) was among the 7,000 participants, 200 horses and 140 floats at this year’s Lord Mayor Show in London. The WCoBM float was in support of Read more…

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3rd Battalion PWRR Livery Day

This year 3rd Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) invited seven Livery Company teams to compete in Canterbury on 29th October. The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants was up against the Paviors, Needlemakers, Read more…

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Merchants back in London’s Lord Mayor Show

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) will once again have a float in the Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday 12th November. The float will be in support of their Honorary Liveryman, Alderman Dr Andrew Read more…

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