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May I start my final blog as Master with two thank yous. Firstly my thanks also to those who contributed to my Red Cross Appeal when I was Jailed and thankfully Bailed as a result [...]


It was my pleasure to host our inaugural Journeyman Event recently which had a bit of a nautical theme. The day started with Ruth, Suzi, Martin and Steve visiting my chosen charity Tower Lifeboat Station [...]

The Ironbridge Weekend is an annual event when all Masters in office at that time get together for  a weekend in this historical Shropshire town.  Lesley and I had a wonderful time touring the sites [...]


April saw our Livery join the Lesley and I on our Livery weekend to the wonderful city of Edinburgh (pronounced “Embra”). With perfect weather the thirty eight of us had a varied programme to take [...]


The Wardens and Court gather in front of my camera before the United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral.

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In the wonderful surroundings of Carpenters' Hall, I attended the Spring Court Dinner of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers. We have a long association with this Livery including Sponsoring a Taxi in the [...]

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Once again the Launderers fielded a team honed to physical imperfection for the Inter-Livery Shrove Tuesday Pancake race, with all proceeds raised from the pancake races going to the Lord Mayor’s Charities. After a power [...]

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Christmas and New Year over, the dancing elves of Master and Wardens met in January to review the work of the Livery as a pre-cursor to our Court meeting.  Once again, the Court was in [...]

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The Master, Wardens and Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Launderers wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Conversation of the week. Q - Could I book a vegetarian meal please? A-  Certainly, are you a fish eating Vegetarian?

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Well after the fireworks at the end of October, the theme has certainly continued in November. A sparkling start to the month was our growing relationship with the Company of Fruiterers, when I was fortunate [...]

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A great evening was had by all at our recent Livery Service and Dinner at Southwark Cathedral. Our thanks go to Andrew Nunn and Michael Rawson, Dean and Sub-Dean of Southwark for arranging the collection [...]

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As Master, it was great to see our Court in full flow at our recent meeting. We must never underestimate the wealth of experience and knowledge that we have across our Livery which will be [...]

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There must be a rule about how many Masters can you fit into a Crypt at any one time (picture). This was certainly applied at the Election of the Lord Mayor when the Masters all [...]

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After having the good fortune to visit such wonderful events such as the presentation of a Shrieval Chain and Sheriff's Ball, (with the Guildhall making an excellent Disco) (picture), I then took the opportunity to [...]

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Our first event of the year was the Joyce Kennedy Memorial Lecture given this year by Kevin Maynard Station Manager of the RNLI Tower Lifeboat Station, my Charity for the year. Over 85 people attended [...]

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September is when the year takes off. I and other Masters and Wardens have just completed the Livery Halls Walk, 40 Halls over 9 miles. A great time was had by all, with great company [...]

Master’s First Blog

Those who know me will appreciate that I am a fully paid up member of the Filofax Carrying Society and IT devices seem to malfunction as I approach them. It will therefore be a major [...]