Monthly Archives: November 2017

Lady Mayoress Samantha Bowman – 22nd November 2017

The Masters Lady, Pauline Joyce joined other consorts for a Champagne Tea at the Guildhall Club where the Lady Mayoress  spoke about Fellowship and Charity and how the role of consorts is becoming more important in these changing times.


Mistresses’ and Consorts’ Luncheon at Bakers’ Hall – 23rd November 2017

The Master Tax Advisor’s Consort, Mr. Andrew Loader welcomed the Mistresses’ and Consorts’ at a splendid luncheon at the Bakers’ Hall which was followed by an hilarious address by Mr Neil Fletcher, Beadle to The Worshipful Company of Bakers on the Bakers’ Hall and it’s history. They seem to still be licking their wounds for being blamed for starting the Great fire of London. He blamed the French. The Master’s lady, Pauline Joyce enjoyed another opportunity to meet fellow Consorts.


The Worshipful Company of Actuaries at Staple Inn Hall – 22nd November 2017

The Master with a number of other Livery Masters were treated to an excellent presentation followed by supper by Cambridge Professor David Spiegelhalter, OBE, FRS who has presented the BBC4 documentaries including ‘Tails you Win’, ‘Climate Change by Numbers ‘ and ‘Sex by Numbers’. He enlightened us to how statistics are knowingly wrongly presented in order to sensationalise stories, often saying quite the reverse of the statistical findings.

Staple Inn Hall


Mansion House Lord Mayor’s address to Masters – 22nd November 2017

We were privileged to be invited  to have drinks at the Mansion House, the Lord Mayor’s City home. The Lord Mayor then set out his aims and ambitions not just for 1 year but a 3 year plan, which subject to due process will be fulfilled by his successors…well at least 2 of them! Alderman Charles Bowman Lord Mayor presented his concerns for the future of the City and emphasised the need for even more transparency. His 4 ‘R’s’ are Responsible, Reliable, Radical and Relevant. He encouraged all Livery Companies to acquire RAF Military Affiliates and referenced our very own past Master Delva Patman, who presided to this end, in an official capacity.

The Livery Masters gathered in the Great Egyptian Hall of the Mansion House

Alderman Charles Bowman, Lord Mayor

Clive Parritt, Master Chartered Accountant, Charles Bowman, Lord Mayor and Master Chartered Surveyor Tony Joyce


Festival of St Cecilia – 22nd November 2017

The Masters and Wardens of the 110 Livery Companies were invited to process the full length of Westminster Cathedral to enjoy a splendid musical service in support of Help Musicians UK. The choir was male only from the youngest school children to seasoned choristers. They were superb.

Westminster Cathedral

Senior Warden and Master

Master listens carefully to sage words of Senior Warden


The City of London Solicitors Dinner at Stationers’ Hall – 21st November 2017

The Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London held a formal dinner at the Stationers Hall, It was a fun evening with a most entertaining address given by Lieutenant General David Leakey, CMG, CBE, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod who proposed a toast to the Company.

Caroline Field, Ronnie Fox (Past Master of the Solicitors Company) and The Master

Mrs Panthea Parker, Neil Logan-Green, Master and Ed Parker

Master, Alderman David Graves with Black Rod to his right


25th Wedding Anniversary – The Grand Hotel – 19th November 2017

The Master and the Masters Lady, were privileged to be invited to attend a celebratory lunch at the 5 star Grand Hotel  in Eastbourne to celebrate Lady Davies and Sir David’s 25th wedding anniversary. It was a splendid affair with excellent amusing speeches.

Master, Master’s Lady, Past Master Lady Davies and Sir David Davies


Pledge 150 – Campaign to end youth homelessness – 17th November 2017

A number of Liverymen supported the RICS/LandAid charity event at the RICS HQ and were treated to a surprise visit from the Duke of Cambridge.

The Duke of Cambridge addresses the supporters of this worthy initiative

Past Master Bould converses with The Duke of Cambridge

An honourable moment

Champagne Breakfast Fundraiser 2017, RICS, Landaid, Pledge 150, 17th November 2017, The Duke of Cambridge,


135 Geographic Squadron – Remembrance – 12th November 2017

It was a privilege to be invited by 135 Geographic Squadron to attend their Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Church, Ewell and afterwards to be fed and watered in their drill hall. At lunch which was either Curry or Shepherds Pie, I was honoured to be sandwiched between The Worshipful, the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Liz Frost and Honorary Colonel Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB.

It was with great joy that I presented the Endeavour Award to Corporal Gary Kirchmair for going beyond the call of duty in his care for his colleagues and new recruits through exceptional voluntary mentoring.

Splendid Guard of Honour as we paraded from the Memorial to the church

The Worshipful, The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell addressing the troops

135 Geographic Squadron on Parade

The Master presenting the Endeavour Award to Corporal Gary Kirchmair



The Lord Mayor’s Show – 11th November 2017

A privilege to engage with these wonderful citizens

Photo taken by Past Master George Gillon

135 Geographic Squadron at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Our military in the making!

The Master and Renter Warden

Our Military affiliate
135 Geographic Squadron

The Chelsea Pensioners bus

Yes and they even had Camels!

Amazing music from around the world

Renter Warden Ken Morgan with representatives of the Modern Livery Companies

Liveryman Mark Larard and Renter Warden Ken Morgan

Poppy Donkey

Unlike the past two years, we were blessed with a dry day. Liverymen Ken Morgan and Tony Joyce paraded with the Modern Companies. Liveryman Mark Larard was again on Marshall duty. It was agreat joy to catch the eyes of Past Masters Delva Patman and George Gillon in the Lord Mayor’s Stand.


Elizabeth Greens reception at Armourers Hall – 9th November 2017

It was great to catch up with so many Surveyors Liverymen and Past Masters at The Hon Elizabeth Green’s reception this evening.

Past Masters Roger Southam, Lady Jenna and Rob Bould with The Master


Charles Russell Speechly/Savills/WCCS Careers Evening – 8th November 2017

Very many thanks to Charles Russell Speechly and Savills under the guidance of Liveryman Clwyd Roberts and his team for delivering a great careers evening for  year 12 students, as a result of which many students have secured half term work experience placements.

Students from Robert Clack with teacher John Hamill


The Horners’ Company Memorial Lecture – 8th November 2017

Dr Matthew Burke gave a fascinating discourse on the use of polymers in medicine at The Royal Society of Medicine. He focussed primarily on how the polymers enable the slow release of drugs which dramatically reduces side effects. Afterwards, Masters, Masters Ladies, Wardens and Clerks were treated to a delicious supper.

Polly Joyce (Masters Lady), Tony Joyce (Master), Alison Gill (Master Horner), Diana Muirhead and Martin Muirhead (Horner).


Surveyors Freeman Society Property Lecture – 8th November 2018

Antony Phillips, Senior Property Partner at Fieldfisher for the fifth year running once again treated the SFS to a very interesting Property Landlord and Tenant update focussing on break clauses  and Landlord and Tenant covenants and obligations.

Phil Richards, Chairman of the SFS, Tony Joyce (Master). Antony Phillips, Fieldfisher Head of Property


Service of Thanksgiving for the Lord Mayor – 6th November 2017

At St Stephen Walbrook, the Livery Masters attended a service of thanksgiving for the Lord Mayor’s year in office. A most entertaining address was given by The Revd Canon Roger Royle, Chaplain to The Lord Mayor. His tribute was not only to the Lord Mayor but also to Wendy, the Lady Mayoress during which he presented each a limited edition of Roger Royle Blackpool Rock (well beyond their sell-by date… the rock, not Andrew and Wendy!) The reference to Blackpool being the home town of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley and Tony Joyce (Master Chartered Surveyor)


Master’s lunch at The Waterman’s Hall – 6th November 2017

Following the Service of Remembrance at St Paul’s, the Waterman’s Company invited the Masters and their Clerks to enjoy a delicious luncheon in their Hall at St Mary at Hill, London EC3.

Stephen Gee, The Master Basketmaker and Tony Joyce, The Master Chartered Surveyor


The Royal British Legion Garden of Remembrance Service – St Paul’s Cathedral – 6th November 2017

Besides representatives from the Military and City Guilds, 110 Livery Masters and their Clerks gathered for breakfast in the Crypt at St Paul’s and then joined the Lord Mayor in each planting a cross with poppy in the garden of remembrance.

Robert Burgon, Master Plumber, Tony Joyce, Master Chartered Surveyor, and Stephen Wagstaffe, Master Chartered Architect


RICS Service of Remembrance, St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey – 3rd November 2018

A most moving service in Westminster remembering the many fallen Surveyors who died or suffered as a result of war. The service was well attended by Livery colleagues and the address given by our Honorary Chaplain John Kronenberg. The Hymns and Anthems were led by the RICS singers and conducted by our very own Bill Gloyn. This was Liveryman Amanda Clack’s final engagement before flying off to Toronto to hand over her Presidency.

Liverymen: Amanda Clack (RICS President), Tony Joyce (Master), Bill Gloyn (Choir Master)


The Culture Mile with the City of London Corporation – 1st November 2017

Liveryman Liz Peace and the Master were treated to an exclusive preview of the proposed Culture Mile. This is a partnership between The Barbican, the Museum of London, The Guildhall School of Music and Arts and the London Symphony Orchestra. The City have delivered project funding and the cooperative will be seeking partnership funding for the scheme. This involves moving the Museum to the redundant elements of Smithfield, and the redevelopment of the site where the Museum is currently housed. Amazingly Banksy has been at work on the corners of Chiswell Street and Golden Lane EC2. More to come on this fabulous and exciting programme.

Liveryman Liz Peace and the Master admiring the City’s very own Banksy