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OLD BAILEY: 22nd July 2019

On 22nd July, together with my consort,  Helen, I visited the Old Bailey for a tour followed by supper at the invitation of Sheriff, The Honourable Liz Green in the truly spectacular Great Hall.

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LUNCHEON AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS: 9th July 2019

Hosted by The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters I was invited as Master for  a tour of the House of Commons, The Place of Westminster followed luncheon in the House of Lords hosted by Baroness Byford DBE.   New Dawn is a contemporary light sculpture [...]

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INSTALLATION COURT LUNCHEON: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF WATER CONSERVATORS: 8th July 2019

My second invitation was to attend the Installation Court Lunch of the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators held at Stationers’ Hall.  The luncheon was preceded by a Reception in the beautiful gardens of Hall.

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ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS: DEEPCUT: 4th July 2019

As the new Master, the first event in the diary was a Cocktail Party at the Headquarters of the Royal Logistic Corps in Deepcut on 4th July with The Band of The Royal Logistic Corps providing musical entertainment.

1st August, 2019|Home, Master's Blog, News|

INSTALLATION, SERVICE and DINNER: 1st July 2019

Senior Warden, Major Jack Strachan MBE was installed as Master Launderer on Monday, 1st July 2019.  Forbes MacDougall becomes Deputy Master, Kenneth Cupitt becomes Senior Warden and Sarah Lancaster is Renter Warden. The Installation Ceremony at the Hall was followed by a dedication at the [...]

4th July, 2019|Home, Master's Blog, News|

WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GLAZIERS AND MAKERS OF GLASS: ANNUAL BANQUET: MANSION HOUSE: 27 June 2019

I was charmingly hosted at the magnificent evening at the Mansion House for the Glaziers' Annual Banquet by Past Master Duncan Gee.  Most interesting speeches notably Sir Vince Cable with fun musical entertainment from the challengers of Post Horn Gallop.  A most enjoyable and memorable [...]

4th July, 2019|Home, Master's Blog, News|

GLASS SELLERS: SPRING EVENSONG (St James Garlickhythe) AND DINNER AT APOTHECARIES HALL: 13 June 2019

By invitation of the Worshipful company of Glass Sellers, the Clerk and I enjoyed a wonderful Service at St. James Garlickhythe followed by dinner at Apothecaries Hall to celebrate their Summer Court Meeting.  A fabulous musical interlude provided by the winner of their Beethoven Prize [...]

4th July, 2019|Home, Master's Blog, News|

IRONBRIDGE: LIVERY WEEK-END: 7-9 June 2019

The gathering at the cradle of the industrial revolution of nearly all the Livery Company Masters  and their consorts including some from the regions too, along with the Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress and both Sheriffs.  A fascinating collection of museums along the River Severn at [...]

4th July, 2019|Home, Master's Blog, News|

VISIT TO TRELOAR’S SCHOOL: Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Along with many other Masters, Mater Launderer joined the Lord Mayor for a  visit to Treloar's school in Hampshire, a recipient of a donation from our Benevolent Fund.  Almost all the children are in wheel chairs but the emphasis is on making the most of [...]

29th May, 2019|Home, Master's Blog|

ANNUAL BANQUET: DRAPERS’ HALL: Friday, 17th May 2019

This year the Annual Banquet was hosted at Drapers' Hall, one of Master's favourites of all the Livery Halls of the City.   As the beneficiary of our charitable giving, students of Christ's Hospital School, provided us with fantastic music and principal guest, Headmaster, Simon Reid, [...]

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