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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]