Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Paviors Spring Livery Dinner, Fishmongers Hall – Wednesday 25th April 2018

The Master was privileged to be one of only three visiting Masters at this prestigious event, joined by Roger Poulton, Master Joiner & Ceiler and Robert Burgon, Master Plumber. A wonderful Hall in a magnificent setting on the Thames. A full bells and whistles event, great hilarity with Guest speaker Irishman Gerard O’Herlihy.

Sir Michael Bear donating his Shrieval chain of office to the Paviors Company

Sir Michael, a Liveryman also of the Chartered Surveyors Company paid  specific reference to the attendance of the Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors.

The Master Pavior was led in by Watermen

Entertainment by Viola player Virginia Slater accompanied by Dan Watts on piano


The Butcher’s Lecture and Lunch – Wednesday 25th April 2018

The Master and Clerk were invited to attend a presentation by the Butcher’s Company followed by a carvery lunch.

The Butchers Hall is being redeveloped as part of the Helical Bart’s Square scheme enabling them to reconfigure their old 1960’s building providing state of the art accommodation. Pens 1st September 2019.

Butcher Tim Dumenil, The Master, Colin Tiffin — Master Needlemakers, Anthony Komedera — Master Makers of Playing Cards

The new Hall can accommodate 156 seated and will have a roof garden for events of up to 80 people.They will have a state of the Art Kitchen.


Hooray! A new baby prince is born on St George’s Day. The Master and Clerk attended The St George’s Day Luncheon at The Watermen’s Hall – Monday 23rd April 2018

The Master and our Learned Clerk enjoyed  St George’s Day Luncheon at the Watermen’s Hall. The exotic fayre included a lobster cocktail served in the shell of sea urchin!


Let the festivities begin

The Master Lightmonger- Barbara Harding with The Master and Richard Hanney- the Master Plaisterer


The Turners Company’s Consort Tea Party and Turning Demonstration – Monday 23rd April 2018

The Masters Lady was invited by the Mistress Turner, Mrs Jo Neill to attend a demonstration of wood turning at the Hurlingham Club.

Les Thorne, professional turner and Freeman of the Turners Company. Les was very entertaining as he demonstrated his skill.

Mistress Butcher — Glenise Gillo, Mistress Cooper — Celia Campbell, Mistress Plaisterer — Susanne Hanney, Mistress Hackney Carriage Drivers — Tracy Hammond, Mistress Parish Clerks — Angela Plumb, Mistress Saddler — Many Thomas. The Consorts enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Hurlingham Club.

The Masters Lady — Polly Joyce with Celia Campbell, the Mistress Cooper taking a boat ride back to the City



Royal British Legion Industries, Aylesford, Kent – Friday 20th April 2018

For over 100 years the RBLI have been working to improve the lives of our military personnel that have been damaged in some way through warfare especially those who have physical, and or mental disabilities.

RBLI’s aim is to ensure that no Veteran is Left Behind. They offer Employment Support, Employment, Temporary and Permanent Accommodation, Nursing and assisted care giving the Veterans self esteem and respect no matter what they have been through.

The RBLI’s Aylesford based Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company produce Road signs, Motorway signs, Rail signs and many more. They also have a pallet production works where they build or repair the pallets used for aggregates.

The Master was presented with a bespoke sign in acknowledgement of our visit.

We were honoured to be introduced to veterans from far and near, many young Gurkha’s, soldiers from Figi, a soldier who was on board Sir Galahad when she was hit if the Falklands and a gold medalists from the Invicta Games.

Veteran workers with The Master, Past Master Wilson and Liveryman Colin Peacock.

A beautiful day in front of the Gold Winning Garden at this years Chelsea Flower Show, deconstructed after the show and re build at Aylesford.



Hooray! The Treloar’s Coach Has Arrived – Wednesday 18th April 2018

Lucinda Gillingham Head of Fundraising at Treloar’s:

The whole campus has been filled with excitement today and I think virtually every class turned out in the sunshine to see the fabulous Coach arrive!   The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors logo looks amazing so I hope you are all pleased with how it has turned out.

I thought you may appreciate hearing some of our students thoughts on the Coach today:

  • “It’s good, I’m excited and looking forward to going on it.”
  • “I’m looking forward to going out as a whole class of eight, finally we won’t be cramped on two buses as we were before – it was a nightmare trying to organise a trip.”
  • “The new Coach will make a huge difference to the School – it will bring us altogether as we will no longer need to be separated.”
  • “I like the new Coach it makes me happy.”
  • “I like the Coach it’s fantastic and the best bus in the world for disabled people.”
  • “Happy days – we will be able to go out as a class and not have to take two buses.”
  • “Wow, it’s big, I’m looking forward to going on it and listening to music I like and watching DVD’s.”
  • “I’m so excited we’ll be able to go on the bus altogether – I’ll be able to travel with my friends.”

Everyone was also busy planning their trips out – I heard Harry Potter World, the Hawk Conservancy, the Beach, Marwell Zoo and Woodlarks Camping mentioned – and I’m sure many others will follow.

Anyhow, it was lovely to welcome Amanda today and we look forward to showing Tony and William the Coach at the official launch party on 3rd July.

A lovely sunny day to receive the coach 🙂

Comment from our Learned Clerk Amanda Jackson:

“I have just spent a very privileged hour at Treloar College watching the new coach arrive.  I am extremely proud of the Company for having made a donation of £115,000 to Treloar Trust.  This strikes at the heart of what Livery Companies are about.  Treloar Trust could not be more grateful.

Our updated crest on the side of The coach, to be displayed in the Lord Mayor’s Parade 2018





The Upholders Installation Dinner – Tuesday 17th April 2018

Tim Solway was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Upholders (Upholstery) appropriately at the Stationers Hall as Tim is a Printer. He had 26 members of his family present to he out familied the Joyce’s!! Well done Tim!

A truly splendid occasion and following the Masters tradition his cousin Richard Exall and Amy Roberts entertained us with a medley of Jazz numbers, all very good fun.

Master Tim Solway

The Stationers seated 160 guests

Our good friends the Pikemen and Musketeers were pretty stretched, on parade here as well as in the Mansion House and Guildhall!


Military Affiliates Endeavour Gala Dinner – Saturday 14th April 2018

The Master and the Masters Lady were privileged to attend the 135 Squadron’s Gala Dinner at the Queens Stand at Epsom Downs. The food was delicious and the company most engaging.

135 generously invited representatives from our Navy and RAF Affiliates together with the Mayor of Epson and Ewell accompanied by her consort.

The Master offered greetings from the WCCS and said a few words about the importance of our ongoing association.

The Master displaying the Endeavour Salver surrounded by previous Endeavour winners

Army, Navy and RAF with the Master and Master’s Lady



The Masters & Clerks’ Dinner at The Information Technologists – Thursday 12th April 2018

The Master felt especially privileged to attend this most pleasant evening on behalf of our Company. The Master Information Technologist, Dr Stefan Fafinski was hilarious as he welcomed the visiting Masters, especially pulling the legs of the fuellers, fire fighters and insurers.

He also pointed out that being the 100th Livery Company to be formed, as these numbers are binary being made up of the number one with two zeros, they are so  very appropriate for Information Technologists

Master Solicitor — Alderman David Graves, Tim Carroll — Master Insurer, The Master, Tony Ward — Master Constructor, Morag Loader — Master Tax Adviser, Dr Sefan Fafinski — Master Information Technologist, David Lock — Master Chartered Secretary

Chloe Andrews-Jones — Master Fueller, The Master, Julie Fox — Management Consultants’ Clerk


Air Pilots Lecture at the RAF Piccadilly – Wednesday 11th April 2018

Sebastian Cox, Head of the Air Historical Branch of the Royal Air Force delivered a simply superb lecture on 100 years of the RAF entitled ‘Of Men, Machines and Myths’.

He started with the very early B2 used in 1914 powered by a 70 horse power engine (a mystery it even got off the ground) through to unmanned remotely piloted guided drones.

He was not only a brilliant speaker who knew his subject to a fault but entertained us along the way with a string of amusing anecdotes (mainly poking fun at the Navy!).



Not an ‘April Fool’ at Plumpton Racecourse on Easter Sunday – 1st April 2018

On Easter Sunday two members of our Livery racing club (Liz Peace and Robert Highmore)  were in attendance at Plumpton Racecourse to see The Lion Dancer romp to  a second success in the 4.55 and the third winner of the club so far.  Picture of the winner with Liz and Robert below!.