Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Treloar Talks – Glaziers Hall – Wednesday 28th March 2018

Hosted by Broadcaster Alastair Stewart OBE who is an active Trustee of Treloar’s we were treated to no less than five inspirational talks.

Lucinda Gillingham from Treloar with The Master

The Master with Alastair Stewart

Inspirational presenter Anne Usher winning GOLD at the Rio Paralympics 2016

The speakers: Angus Irvine, Jeremy Taylor, Richard Betts, Anne Usher, Alastair Stewart and Dan Ely


The Central School of Ballet performance in Tonbridge School – Friday 23rd March 2018

Past Master Liz Edwards, together with the Master and the Masters Lady were privileged to be entertained by a most accomplished performance by the Central School of Ballet. We were on the edge of our seats as the magically told the stories through dance.

The Masters Lady, The Master and Past Master Edwards


The Foundation of Educational Leadership working Dinner at The Skinners Hall – Thursday 22nd March 2018

His Grace, The Arch Bishop of Canterbury together with the Master Skinner, Annabell Baird, invited Masters of those Companies involved in education to attend a working Dinner at The Skinners’ Hall.

We were set homework in advance to discuss what we are currently doing in Education, ambitions for the future, how we develop leadership and how we might work with the Foundation for Educational Leadership.

The answer to all of this for our Company was….you’ve guessed it…Clwyd Roberts and his fantastic team. Seriously though, The Master engaged in the discussion outlining the incredible and increasing educational activities of our Company.

Tony Ward, the Master Constructor, His Grace the Rt Hon. The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and The Master, Tony Joyce


The Chartered Secretaries 2018 Tutt Rivers Lecture at the Stationers’Hall – Wednesday 21st March 2018

The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts, formerly Minister of State for BEIS spoke on the Importance of Education for the UK internationally and ways in which the City, industry and commerce can enhance it.

David Lock Master Chartered Secretary and Administrator welcomes and introduces

Mrs Susan Fey OBE, Master Educator, The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts and our host David Lock, Master of the Secretaries and Administrators

Portrait of Sir Clive Martin, Stationer and Newspaper Maker, Lord Mayor of London 1999–2000


Inaugural Dinner (after 10 years!) of the Financial Services Masters Supper at the Guildhall Club – Tuesday 20th March 2018

Our Surveyors Company were privileged to attend the first dinner of the long established Financial Services Group. Being the newest member thanks to the good offices of immediate Past Master Hill we were well received and welcomed.

Wishful words of wisdom shared by Immediate Past Master Hill

Everything is always so much easier when food and wine are involved

All the Masters were very well behaved for the impromptu photo call


Court meeting at Merchant Taylors followed by Spring Dinner – Monday 19th March 2018

The Spring Dinner 2018 was one of the coldest days of the year! Hardly Spring, perhaps it should be re-named the Ice Dinner or if that is a tad extreme the Winter Dinner! Regardless we were not to be put off, stiff upper lip and all that!

Senior Warden, Master, Junior Warden

Master with Sherin Aminossehe

Sheriff Neil Redcliffe receiving a cheque for The Lord Mayors Appeal

Meraki being congratulated by the Master

The Senior Warden, Sheriff Neil Redcliffe, The Master, Mrs Emma Redcliffe, Te Junior Warden, The Beadle


The Senior Warden Digby Flower, The Master Tony Joyce and The Junior Warden John Woodman in session

The Master welcomes our ‘youngest’ Liveryman Simon O’Donnell into The Livery with Immediate Past Master William Hill looking on with admiration

Model of the Merchant Taylors Barge built in 1800. The model was constructed by Air Commodore R.P.Ross in 1951



United Guilds Service Luncheon at the Apothecaries’ Hall – Friday 16th March 2018

The Master and Master’s Lady were joined by most esteemed company at the Apothecaries’ Hall following the Service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

All smile please!!



The 76th United Guilds Service at St Paul’s – Friday 16th March 2018

A most ceremonial occasion in the awe inspiring St Paul’s Cathedral.

The horrors of warfare and conflict, both past and present, are reflected in a striking new art installation at St Paul’s. As part of the Cathedral’s commemoration to the Great War of 1914–18, two white cruciform sculptures, each over six metres high have been installed at the head of the nave.


Lords Mayor’s Banquet for Livery Masters at The Mansion House – Thursday 15th March 2018

The Master Chartered Surveyor, Tony Joyce and the Master’s Lady, Mrs Pauline Joyce were privileged to join the other Masters and consorts at a most wonderful dinner at The Mansion House.

The Magnificent Egyptian Hall at the Mansion House

The Master with Chartered Surveyors from The Pikemen & Musketeers, L-R: Robert Raffeys, Anthony Bickmore, Master Tony Joyce, Hugh Tippett

The delightful Lady Mayoress, Samantha Bowman

Tony & Pauline with the Pikemen and Musketeers



Annual Meeting of the Court of The City University – Tuesday 13th March 2018

Livery Masters, Clerks, Professors and Intellectuals enjoyed an excellent presentation at the Cass Business School. As an Old Boy of The City University Tony Joyce, Master Chartered Surveyor was especially pleased to attend.

Stephen Wagstaffe, Master Chartered Architect, Patrick Wilkins, Master Baker, Alderman David Graves, Master Solicitor and Master Chartered Surveyor

Also in attendance were the Lay and Aldermanic Sheriffs.

The Lord Mayor and Rector of The City University, Charles Bowman addresses the audience outlining his ambitions for the City.



Modern Companies’ Spring Dinner – Waterman’s Hall – Monday 12th March 2018

33 Modern Livery Companies were represented at the sumptuous 4 course Spring Dinner.

Mike Williamson, Master Water Conservator proposed the Toast to the Lord Mayor and gave a passionate address on the urgent need to reduce the use of plastics.

An entertaining response was given by Alderman Peter Estlin but with more serious emphasis on The Power of Collaboration, Ancient and Modern coming together.

A Waterman and Lighterman in Uniform

The Watermen of the River Thames were equivalent to river taxis transporting passengers up and down and across the River. The Lightermen were workers who transferred goods between ships and quays, aboard flat-bottomed barges called lighters in the Port of London.

The Master Insurer and Master Architect in the Waterman’s Hall

The Master Actuary and Master, Master Mariner (yes Master, Master is correct!)

Two Masters sharing a joke together


The Tax Advisers Company’s ‘Budget Banquet’ – Wednesday 7th March 2018

The Master, Tony Joyce represented our Company alongside Masters of three other Companies at the Tax Advisors Budget Banquet. Budget refers to the Chancellors interpretation, there was nothing ‘Budget’ about the wonderful occasion at the Merchant Taylors Hall.

The Honourable Liz Green, The Master with host Past Master Tax Adviser Erica Stary and Peter Green

The ‘glowing’ Master…lightbulb moment? with Guest of honour Dame Valerie Strachan DCB and Master Tax Adviser Morag Loader

Superb entertainment by Horn Player Crispian Steele-Perkins (of opening tune to the Antiques Roadshow fame) accompanied by Leslie Pearson on piano (Composer of music for West Side Story)


135 Geographic Squadron Ecuadorian Odyssey – Tuesday 6th March 2018

We are grateful to Liveryman Antony Phillips of Field Fisher for allowing our Army affiliate 135 Squadron to present to us details of their exciting adventure to Ecuador.

Presentations were given by Captain ‘Nessie’ Smith and Corporal Katie Asquith.

Liverymen and Military equally riveted during the presentations

Captain ‘Nessie’ Smith, Liverymen offer Ecuadorian wave

Regular soldier Corporal Katie Asquith takes a well deserved bow

Reservist Lance Corporal Jodi Longyear called away at short notice, so alas was unable to be with us



Surveyors Careers Day – Tuesday 27th February 2018

Roger Madelin, and his colleague Eleanor Wright, led a very successful trip to this British Land site despite the cold and blizzard conditions. The 20+ students and 4 staff members had a great trip.


cityguides 15th annual Derek Melluish Memorial Lecture – Monday 5th March 2018

Ancient Monuments for a Modern City

Masters and City of London Guides enjoyed a brilliant and fascinating lecture delivered by Dr. Jane Sidell, Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Historic England and previously a Research Fellow at UCL and Environmental Archaeologist.

How refreshing to learn how she actively works with developers in order to preserve ancient archaeological finds whilst encouraging them to develop but simultaneously protecting our heritage.


Dr Jane Sidell MCIfA

Wonderful to once again enjoy the company of the Lady Mayoress Samantha Bowman together with many other Livery Masters and not forgetting our very own Liveryman and City Guide, Clwyd Roberts.


Scouting Association Event with past Lord Mayor, David Wootton -Tuesday 27th February 2018

Masters were invited to attend a presentation in the Crypt at the Guildhall.

The opening address was given by Sir David Wootton and members of the Scouting Association on the positive impact of Scouting on the lives of young people today.

The Master with Mrs Sazeda Patel and Mark Parker from The Scouting Association

Mrs Patel gave an inspirational address how she had set up a scout troop in Bolton against severe pressure from her Islamic Community. She persevered and now has a waiting list of over 300 children.

She explained that scouting gives young people confidence, teaches them skills and enables them to develop cross cultural friendships.

Her community are now fully behind the movement even with many muslim children attending church parades.

In the immortal words in the film Casablanca ‘the usual suspects’
L to R: Carman Patrick Marsland-Roberts, Architect Stephen Wagstaffe, Tyler & Bricklayer Jeff Fuller, Fueller Chloe Andrews-Jones, The Master, Plaisterer Richard Hanney, Clockmaker Roy Harris