May I start my final blog as Master with two thank yous. Firstly my thanks also to those who contributed to my Red Cross Appeal when I was Jailed and thankfully Bailed as a result of reaching the target of £1000. It was a unique and wonderful day for such a great cause; being sent down from the dock of the Old Bailey and held in the Tower until proof of funds was thankfully established.  Cakes with hacksaws were being baked as a Plan B.

And finally as Master, I give my thanks to all within the Livery and the industry for their support during my year, it has been  a pleasure and honour to serve as Master of our Livery and represent our wonderful industry.