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 [...]
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, [...]
Master attended a most interesting Tacitus Lecture by Christine Lagarde IMF Managing Director – organised by the Worshipful Company of World Traders. In the new Mary Poppins film a new villain is a slick banker, but Christine Lagarde suggested young people today should join the [...]
Master hosted a party to visit the Postal Museum in Clerkenwell on Wednesday, 27th February 2019 revealing fascinating history of London's history.
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 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 [...]