Liverymen and Members’ Corner

This page has been set up during the Coronavirus outbreak as a point of contact for all our members to keep in touch and also provide some light relief from the lockdown. Is there anything useful or helpful from work or your professional body that you could share with other Liverymen and members? Do you have any interesting or funny articles, stories or jokes. Have you done anything interesting, that may not have gone quite to plan? Have you discovered something? Any item will do; the aim is to keep it informative and positive and also, where appropriate, lighthearted and to lift peoples spirits. If you have anything please email it to the Clerk. The Clerk and Webmaster will have the final say on what will and will not be published!

Greetings one and all,

Now that the turkey has all gone, we can look forward to pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, the day after I wrote this article. Did you know today is “Collop Monday”? Traditionally you eat all your collops of meat today, before all your eggs, fat and butter tomorrow and then abstain for Lent.  That is of course unless you are a Plumber.

We have a culinary delight, Trisha Jones, daughter of Upper Warden, Nick Jones, to serve up an on-line cookery master class on 24th February on how to prepare a genuine Sri Lankan curry. Plenty of time to order the ingredients and book a place; click on the image below:

I’m sure some of you will have already had your Covid inoculations and the rest of us, fingers crossed, won’t be too far behind you. Last month, Liveryman Dr Tony Lockett, an expert member on the UK COVID challenge ethics committee, gave us a fascinating insight into vaccine development:

Vaccinology Tales

What could be more topical!


The literary initiative of our Honorary Liveryman, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall,   ‘The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room’, is now well and truly up and running. A selection of books, each chosen by Her Royal Highness, are posted at regular intervals with information about the authors, including videos, pictures and commentary:

Click on the picture above to find out more.

Our on-line event in March will be a presentation from our Charity Trustees on the work of your charity and the projects you are supporting with your donations.  It will be at 6:00pm on Tuesday 23 March and details will be published shortly.

In the meanwhile, the latest jokes that have been sent in. Enjoy.



I’ve kept these here because they still bring a smile to my face!

 Plumbers’ Apprentice Statue Missing!

  Plumbers’ Apprentice Statue Found?

A Lesson or Two with Honorary Liveryman Jules Holland

The Order of Precedence Song


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