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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|

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|

TACITUS LECTURE: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF WORLD TRADERS

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 [...]

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

JOURNEYMAN EVENT: VISIT TO THE POSTAL MUSEUM

Master hosted a party to visit the Postal Museum in Clerkenwell on Wednesday, 27th February 2019 revealing fascinating history of London's history.

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

FABULOUS FIRST OUTING AS MASTER TO ATTEND GLAZIERS’ ANNUAL BANQUET

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 [...]

23rd July, 2018|Home, Master's Blog, News|

INSTALLATION OF NEW MASTER, 25 JUNE 2018

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 [...]

9th July, 2018|Home, Master's Blog, News|