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OUR PLASTERING HERITAGE

The Plaisterers’ Company has been pleased to commence a partnership with the Prince’s Foundation to support students on the Foundation’s Building Craft Programme for the next 3 years.

This has been made possible through the Plaisterers’ Charity using a legacy from Past Master Paddy Wettern, a gift from the Spurling Family (to mark their 200-year association with the Company), and the John N Robinson Bursary (named in memory of a Liveryman who had generously supported trade education), and other donations from Liverymen.

The first recipient is Esme Walker (see picture), a 27-year old plasterer from Skelmersdale in Lancashire.

Further information is available from the Clerk’s Office (email:clerk@plaistererslivery.co.uk).

MYSTERY GUEST AT BANQUET

Well, actually not a ‘mystery’.  It was Anthony Horowitz OBE an Ambassador for the National Literacy Trust, the Master’s principal charity.  Anthony is the writer of ‘Foyle’s War’ and adaptor of many of the ‘Poirot’ series on television.  He spoke passionately about literacy.

The Master presented him with a cheque for £2,600 a further contribution from donations towards the work of NLT.

THE MASTER DOES IT!

The Master successfully completed the 10k “Where’s Wally” Run on Clapham Common on Sunday 18th March in aid of his Charity, The National Literacy Trust.

He was joined by 7 other runners from the Company who battled through the snow and freezing temperatures.

Well done to them all!

ROYAL NAVY CUP WINNER


The Company was delighted to welcome the winner of it’s Royal Navy Cup, Able Seaman Andrew Cartledge (HMS DRAGON) to the Annual Masters & Clerks’ Dinner, held on 9th January 2018. AB Cartledge was accompanied by Lt John Richardson (Principal Warfare Officer) on this occasion.

The citation for the recipient read as follows:

“The Royal Navy Cup first presented in 2005 acknowledges the special contribution made by a members of the Ship’s Company on our affiliated ship, currently HMS DRAGON. The recipient for 2017 is Able Seaman Andrew Cartledge.

With your permission Master I will read extracts from the citation:

Able Seaman Cartledge joined the Royal Navy in December 2014, after a career working in Germany, New Zealand and Thailand as a diving instructor. After completing his training, Andrew joined HMS DRAGON, where has consistently performed far in excess of what would be expected of somebody so new to his job.

Andrew’s biggest assets are his calmness and maturity and his unwavering excellent conduct has been an example for his peers (some of whom are more senior) to follow. On the Bridge, he upholds morale and motivation by regularly explaining to his peers why the Ship and the Navy, have to deliver the allotted programme. His strong mentoring skills amongst a very junior team in the Seamanship branch, is shown by taking the lead with on-watch training without prompting.

Andrew also volunteered to step in on another ship at short notice in order to cover a manpower shortage, a job usually conducted by somebody much more experienced. He received the highest praise from the Ship’s Commanding Officer, and was approached again later in their programme, such was the impression he had made.

Andrew has occasionally had to step up in DRAGON to cover the role of Communications Yeoman, a job fulfilled by a Leading Seaman. This prospect of having to brief senior personnel in a formal and high-paced environment would be daunting for most people of Andrew’s rate, however every time, Andrew has demonstrated his maturity and adaptability to deliver an excellent service to Command. While the Seamanship sub-department was being inspected by staff from Flag Officer Sea Training prior to going to sea, Andrew delivered a sea survival brief, with an exceptionally confident and coherent lecture to the entire Ship’s Company, including the Commanding Officer.

Quite simply, Andrew Cartledge is the strongest Able Seaman in DRAGON, across all departments. A combination of his natural leadership, mentoring, briefing style and composure under pressure make him the best possible upholder of the Royal Navy Core Values at his rate, and means that he has a very bright and successful career in the Royal Navy ahead of him.

Master, Able Seaman Cartledge is an exceptionally worthy recipient of the Royal Navy Cup and I ask you to present it to him together with a tankard and a cheque for £250.”

GET BEHIND THE MASTER


The Master, Richard Hanney, will lead an intrepid team of 14 Plaisterers in the National Literacy Trust 10k Run on Clapham Common on Sunday 18th March 2018.

The target is to raise £7,000.

It is not too soon to sponsor them and this may be done at:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/team-plaisterers

NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST

The Master was able to make the first presentation of a donation to his chosen charity, the National Literacy Trust at the Company’s Autumn Livery Dinner. Pictured are the Master, Richard Hanney with Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE, Chairman of the NLT.

A NEW CHAPLAIN

The Company was pleased to welcome the Very Revd Charles Taylor as its new Company Chaplain at the Robing Ceremony on Tuesday 18th July.  He subsequently preached at the Robing Service.  Mr Richard Hanney was installed as the new Master.

THE PLAISTERERS GO TO LINCOLN

The Master Plaisterer, Terry Wright, himself a ‘Master Plasterer’, displayed his skills alongside Staff and Students from Lincoln College at the Heritage Skills Festival at Lincoln Cathedral, 23rd-24th June 2017.

The Master is pictured during his interview with BBC Radio Lincolnshire – visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054z64d#playt=01h07m28s

INVICTUS at Plaisterers’ Hall

The Plaisterers’ Company were pleased to be able to make the Hall available for a breakfast attended by the newly announced UK Team for the Invictus Games 2017, to be held in Canada.

The Master greeted HRH Prince Harry and escorted him to the Humber Room where he met members of the team.