Six New Members of the Livery

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We admitted six new members to the Livery at our April Court meeting. Welcome to (left to right in the picture) John Wilson, Paula Whitcombe, James Bartram, (the Master), Russell Cheesman, Gareth Smith and Justin Broadbent.  We look forward to your company and to sharing some good times with you.

John Wilson is a semi-retired banker from London and bridge partner of Past Steward Danny Flowers. He is also an MCC committee member and steward.

Paula Whitcombe is the past secretary of the CIPHE Shropshire branch and wife of Liveryman Ken Whitcombe, who you can also see in the photograph with his guide dog Sherwood.

Professor Jamie Bartram is a world renowned water scientist at the universities of Leeds and North Carolina. Now living in Oxford, he presented our 2015 annual lecture at the Royal College of Physicians.

Russell Cheesman is one of our former bursary winners who now runs his own lead working business. He has worked at Buckingham Palace and Eton College. The son of Liveryman Peter Cheesman and wife Debbie, who you can see in the photograph with him.

Gareth Smith is a plumbing and heating engineer who lives in Sudbury. He is a keen cyclist.

Justin Broadbent is an entrepreneur with a particular interest in renewable energy, on which he has given lectures. He lives in Surrey and collects and restores vintage motorbikes.

The ceremony to ‘cloth them of the livery’ took place at the spring Court meeting immediately before the Masters’ & Clerks’ lunch at Carpenters’ Hall on 27 April 2022. All the pictures from this and the lunch can be seen on the photographer’s website ‘Gerald Sharp Photography‘.