Traditionally, entitlement to admission to the Freedom of the Company was by Servitude and available to those who, having completed a full five year working apprenticeship, were released from their indentures by the Master Plasterer. Servitude has not been used for a number of years by the Company.
Admissions to the Freedom are now by Patrimony, available to men or women aged 21 or over, whose fathers were already Freemen of the Company at the time of their birth, by Redemption, for those who do not qualify through Patrimony and whose nomination is proposed and seconded by existing members of the Company. The third way is through the Industry where Plasterers may apply to be Freeman. They are interviewed and approved by the Industry Committee before Court reviews the application.
Having successfully gained the Freedom of the City of London, Freemen of the Company may go on to apply to the Court of Assistants for election as Liverymen.
The Plaisterers’ Company thrives on the diversity and enterprise of its membership. As a modern company we are committed to promoting equality, fairness and respect, and an atmosphere where diversity is recognised and valued. On joining, Freemen and Liverymen are encouraged to actively support the Company and its endeavours whenever possible.
To find out more about how to become a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers please read more in our Framework for Membership and Diversity Charter - links below.
Young Livery Group
About the Group
The Plaisterers’ Young Livery Group (YLG) is open to all categories of members, liverymen, freemen and apprentices normally aged 45 years and younger. The YLG provides a powerful forum for mutual support and fellowship, as well as a pathway for early progression within the Company.
YLG members are represented on the Company’s committees and is a base for providing candidates to serve as Stewards.
How to Join
YLG Membership is open to all members of the Company normally aged 45 years and younger. Members of the Group are encouraged to register and use the LinkedIn group on the website.
Please contact the Clerk’s office if you would like to find out more.
Keeping Up to Date
YLG specific information will be via the LinkedIn group. News, YLG events and information will be driven by the chosen leaders of the Group and the members. All Livery News is available via Social Media, Website, Clerk’s Newsletter and Email.
In setting up the YLG the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers asked for views through the medium of a survey. The vast majority of Young Liverymen took part and the results can be seen here:
It was gratifying to see that there was a genuine desire to be and remain involved in the future of the Company. Please have a look at the results and, should you want to be involved, please contact the Clerk who will be very happy to speak with you.