A delightful and fascinating day walking round all the Livery Halls in the City of London. A pleasure to chat to the Masters of other Livery Companies some who feel like old friends and others whom I expect to meet again in the very near [...]
Master Launderer attended the Bowyers' New Master's Dinner for the newly installed Master Bowyer, Ian Spring at Tallow Chandlers' Hall. An intimate dinner of just the Livery, but I qualify as I am also a Bowyer.
Fabulous first outing as Master Launderer to Cloth Workers' Hall for the Glaziers' Banquet. Great entertainment from a competing pair of post horns in the Post Horn Gallop and a delightful orchestral numbers including a rousing round of Henry Wood’s Sailors Hornpipe. My attempt at [...]
On the 6th July, Deputy Master valiantly "turned himself in" at the Old Bailey for his misdemeanors ! The total figure raised in "bail" for the British Red Cross was £38,873 for which they are very grateful ! Thank you for your contributions !
On Monday, 25th June 2018, Forbes MacDougall was installed as Master of this Worshipful Company for 2018 - 2019. The Installation Ceremony took place in the River Room at the Hall and was followed by the Annual Service at Southwark Cathedral which included an Act [...]
On Monday, 25th June 2018, the Court welcomed Charles Betteridge and Kathryn Pantlin as Liverymen to the Company.
On Monday, 11th June Master and Wardens welcomed Philip Hodgson (Tonrose), Richard Wright (Wearwell UK), James Lincoln (Essex County Laundry) and Oliver Moore (Eastern Counties Laundries) to the Company on their admission.
On 23rd April my Clerk and I attended a St. George's Day luncheon, courtesy of the Watermen and Lightermen's Company at their lovely Hall. Also a day to remember as the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to their new baby, Prince Louis Arthur Charles!! Three [...]
Following the Court meeting on Monday, the Court took much pleasure in admitting as an Honorary Freeman, Hannah Houstin-Lacey. Hannah supports numerous charities by raising funds through walking and organising sponsored walks. Hannah walked fifty miles along the Great Wall of China, in difficult conditions, [...]
So much has happened since my last blog that I thought it may be easier to share my diary So here goes… 26th to 28th November - I pitched in with all our other kind volunteers at the Red Cross Christmas Market. A great success [...]