Free Lecture series by Prof Carolyn Roberts at Gresham College Details click here.Technical Committee Tuesday, 17th May 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1030 Education Committee Tuesday, 17th May 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1200 Freedom & Livery Committee Tuesday, 17th May 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1330 Prince Arthur Golf Cup Thursday, 19th May 2016 Walton Heath Golf Club Inter Livery Yacht Race 20th - 22nd Friday, 20th May 2016 Cowes. Isle of Wight Guild of Young Freemen 40th Anniversary Banquet. Friday, 27th May 2016
You can attend if you are under 45. Click herePlumbers’ Fish & Chips Lunch Thursday, 2nd June 2016 Little Ship Club 1200
Details click here.City of London Great Fire Walk Sunday, 5th June 2016 London
Click here for details and bookingAnnual Lecture Tuesday, 14th June 2016 Royal College of Physicians
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Andy Mitchell the CEO of Tideway will present the annual Lecture on Tuesday 14th June. The River Thames is central to London’s prosperity, but in recent years it has reverted to a role it last played more than 150 years ago — regularly acting as an open sewer. Tideway’s ambition is not only to clean up the river with the construction of a super sewer, but to reconnect Londoners with the River Thames for both business and leisure.
The lecture will be followed by a dinner. Click here for details and booking form
Join The Master on Friday 3rd June for "Fish & Chips" in the Little Ship Club. For details click here.
Liverymen who were admitted to the Livery before 31st May 2015 and who wish to vote for the Sheriffs and other Officers should note that you are summoned to meet at the Guildhall on Friday 24th June 2016 by 11.45am. Click here for details.
The Worshipful Company of Fletchers has kindly invited us to join them for lunch afterwards on the 24th June in Farmers’ and Fletchers’ Hall.
“Great Fire of London” Walk – Sunday, 5th June 2016
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of London and one of the major events which shaped this history. Come and find out where the fire started and how it spread. Our guide will be a registered Blue Badge Guide with extensive knowledge of the many aspects of the history of London.
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For those of you who, for whatever reason, cannot come on our Great Fire walk on June 5, here are other dates for other walks. To book, please contact the Master Architect Peter Murray. For details click here
Our Chaplain, Father Phillip Warner writes "Because of the chapel in honour of St Thomas Becket, which stood in the middle of old London Bridge, within the parish of St Magnus, (who is himself sometimes referred to as ‘the Becket of the north’), the martyred Archbishop is one of our secondary patrons. I am very pleased that we shall play a part in the Esztergom relic’s progress, and the attached leaflet shows what we intend doing to honour its visit." Read all about this event by clicking here. Why not join Phillip for this occasion?
Full details of the Esztergom relic's progress can be found at http://rcdow.org.uk/vocations/blog/reuniting-the-relics-of-st-thomas-becket/
RESCHEDULED VISIT TO LANCASTER HOUSE Wednesday APRIL 27th 2016
10.45 Steward Daphne Barber (Mobile 07720 288347) will meet you at the main entrance of Lancaster House. Photo ID Essential
11.00 Tour Commences
12.15 Tour Concludes
12.45 Lunch at Holiday Inn, Mayfair, Berkeley Street W1
Address: Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St James' Street, London SW1A 1BB. Nearest Tube: Lancaster House is 5 minutes walk from Green Park Underground Station
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Two weeks of representing the Company as well as lots of work within our own Livery. Click on the header above for a fascinating read.
At the Court meeting on 26 April 2016, Renter Warden Robert Burgon (in his capacity as Chairman of the Company’s Membership Committee) presented a summary of the results of a recent survey which had been issued to all Liverymen. The aim of the survey was to get views about various aspects of the work undertaken by the Company including its formal and social events, its industry, City of London and charitable links and its communication and administration arrangements. Members can access a summary of the results by logging in (top right) and in My Company go to From the Master and Clerk
On 21st April, the Master and 20 Liverymen undertook an informative and pleasant visit to The Chartehouse in the City. Click on the header for further details
The Master Erica Stary and a group of Liverymen visited Lancaster House on Wednesday April 27th 2016. Originally built as a private palace in the nineteenth century, the house was bought by a Lancastrian, Lord Leverhulme and given to the nation as a home for the London Museum and government hospitality in the 1950's. The house is now managed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is a centre for government hospitality, conferences, events and film locations, most notably The King's Speech, Downton Abbey and The Young Victoria. The tour took us up the magnificent staircase to the Gold Room, Library, Green Room, State Drawing Room, the Long Gallery and the Music Room. The walls displayed paintings by masters, belonging to the impressive government art collection.