Deacon’s Message

Dear Incorporation members and friends,
As we continue to get used to restrictions and new ways of living our lives, online meetings for many organisations have become essential.
Saturday 5th September marks the 503rd anniversary of the ancient ‘seal of cause’ issued to the Incorporation of Candlemakers of Edinburgh. As many of you will know, we do like to mark our historic dates, so we have set this up to connect with all who can make it. There is no agenda as such other than rekindling our flame’s and to hear how everyone is doing. We’ll be especially delighted if our farthest flung friends can join us!   
Ian Robertson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Candlemakers Zoom Meeting Time: Sep 5, 2020 11:30 AM Edinburgh
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 861 9254 0676 Passcode: 680531
We hope that you can manage to attend, it will be lovely to see you.
Best wishes,
Vivienne Robertson Boxmistress

Also we now have a Facebook group, please consider joining

Message from Past Deacon, Peter Rae – Deacon from 2009 – 2012

My initial objective was to prevent the Incorporation from sliding into obscurity after 125 years of inactivity. As part of the City of Edinburgh’s history and tradition it is essential for people to remember the importance candles and candlemakers played in everyday life .

Having achieved our first aim with the help of a few enthusiastic citizens, enrolled as members, we now have office bearers with some renewed traditions and are recognised by the Lord Provost and Deacon Convenor of Trades. We have also made contact with other international candle Guilds and Trade Incorporations so that exchanges of information can be enjoyed.

Our next objective is to move forward into the present time, support the City and stimulate interest in it’s history while encouraging the resurgence of the use of candles. We are hoping to work with the Fire Brigade in teaching children in safety matters relating to candles and fireworks and in doing so also interest them in the history and traditions of Edinburgh. The increased use of candles in all types of therapies is an area that we feel we should be aware of and assist in promoting peoples health.

Once we have achieved these steps we then hope to be in a position to carry out local appropriate charitable work.

Any encouragement or support in our aims will be most welcome and membershiop is open to anyone with an interest in our history and our hopes and aspirations.

R.Peter Rae     Deacon.

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