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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, [...]

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

VISITING MASTERS’ LUNCHEON: ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANERS: Tuesday, 21st May 2019

What a delightful luncheon at Armourers' Hall as a guest of the newly installed Master Environmental Cleaner.  Our links with our fellow cleaning company grow closer with the elevation of Past Master John Shonfeld to Junior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners.

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

BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDEN PARTY: WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY, 2019

In picture postcard Spring weather guests enjoyed a magnificent afternoon tea in the gardens of Buckingham Palace hosted by members of the Royal family.  What a pleasure to wander round the grounds amongst the elegant trees and by the lake.  Guests caught glimpses of The [...]

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

LUNCHEON AT THE OLD BAILEY WITH QUEEN’S JUDGES: Wednesday, 8th May 2019

Master recently attended lunch at The Old Bailey as a guest of the Sheriff The Hon Elizabeth Green. The occasion provided a truly fascinating insight into criminal law, as the London Bridge inquest was being heard.  Of course, this attack, so close our home, serves [...]

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

LIVERY W/E: BRISTOL: 26 – 27 April 2019

Master and his lady, Zoe, hosted members of the Livery to their home town of Bristol over the W/E. Guests stayed in the Hotel du Vin Avon Gorge overlooking Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge and on the Saturday, tours were arranged of SS Great Britain, Bristol [...]

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