Are you serious? Yes.There were probably a lot more organisations listed but you can only stare at something a stranger is reading for five minutes before it becomes rude.
So those things really exist? Show some respect. They are in fact all livery companies and the livery companies are 108 trade associations in the City of London, almost all of which are known as the “worshipful company of” the relevant trade, craft or profession. Or so it says here.
But “lightmongers”? Do you walk into their shop and they’ve got a load of lampshades and bulbs and you say I’ll have a pound of those, please, mate? The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers are, in fact, and indeed always have been, encouraging “invention and imagination in the use of light”.
Sounds like me when I had to read Razzle under the covers. Great mag, that. Yes, well, anyway. They have been around since 1953. The latest news on their website reveals their charity golf day on April 5 was held at the Royal Automobile Club.
What, by the side of the motorway with their hazards on? The Royal Automobile Club is a private members’ club in Epsom, Surrey.
Ah, I heard about that golf match. I believe the winners were Lee Fisher, Jack Howard, Roy Price & Steve Smith. Nearest the pin in two shots on the par four was Roger Rawson from Kingfisher Lighting. There are loads of pictures here. Hmm, maybe later.
So, this correspondence, how captivated did the lady in question look? I see you didn’t take a pic of her face. Sloppy. Au contraire, we did but you can’t just out a member of a city livery any more than you can out a member of MI6.
And you say the printout related to some trainee awards? Looked like it.
Best Alaskan oil spill clear-up by a trainee? Yes, that kind of thing.
So can I start my own city livery? Not necessarily. Guilds currently aiming to obtain a grant of livery are The Guild of Public Relations Practitioners, The Guild of Arts Scholars, Dealers and Collectors and The Company of Educators.
PR practitioners? Hahaha. Keep ’em waiting. Good luck, suckers. What is the reader most likely to say to her book club? I didn’t read last month’s book but I can leak the winner of tin plate trainee of the year...Tweet