Monthly Archives: May 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018 – The Buckingham Palace Garden Party

The Master, Tony Joyce and the Master’s Lady, Polly together with their daughter Harriet enjoyed a fabulous day at THE Palace.

This was preceded by a scrumptious lunch in the private dining room at the Goring Hotel with 5 other Masters and their consorts.

The weather forecasted thunderstorms and a deluge but we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine.

The Masters

The Consorts

Polly Tony and Harriet

Her Majesty The Queen

Prince William

Princess Eugenie — she mingled with the guests wonderfully

A beautifully turned out band

Our friends the Beefeaters

The Master and his Lady sated and relaxing in the sunshine after a delicious tea.

We Tuk Tuked back to the Goring Hotel to the great amusement of the tourists.
The Japanese cameras were very active at this point.



Disabled students given ‘passport to freedom’ with specially designed coach

A new ITV report on the Treloar Coach from 8 May has been produced:

See also the Master’s blog report from 18 April:

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

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


Lord Mayor’s Address at the Chartered Accountants Hall – Wednesday 2nd March 2018

Lord Mayor Charles Bowman gave his mid-term address in relation to past, present and future.

Lord Mayor Charles Bowman

Our Host, Master Chartered Accountant Clive Parritt

The Lord Mayor confirmed his three main themes and wishes are for a good BREXIT outcome, Charities: Samaritans and On-site Youth zones and TRUST.

He said that only 46% of the population trust businesses especially big businesses even though in most cases this is profoundly unfair. He said that CEO’s primary objective should be to build trust.

It is great to get to know Masters from so many varied walks of life.



Masters Dinner at the Old Bailey – Tuesday 1st May 2018

The Master and the Master’s Lady were privileged to join Sheriff Neil Redcliffe and his consort Mrs Emma Redcliffe for a tour of the Old Bailey followed by a delicious dinner accompanied by excellent wines.

The Sheriffs Tim Hailes and Neil Redcliffe

Photography, for security reasons was restricted. Sheriff Neil gave an excellent talk of the Bailey and ran through historical dates an infamous felons and innocents that had been in the Dock. The Master Surveyor sat in the dock as the Masters Lady proclaimed that it was a trumped up charge.

It was very interesting to view the most western part of the original London wall together with the beautiful domes and fresco’s. The number 1 Court is being beautifully refurbished.


The Guildhall School of Music and Drama Vocal Final – Monday 30th April 2018

26 Voice students from GSMD entered this, their most prestigious vocal competition, the six finalists were Damian Arnold — tenor, Nancy Holt  — mezzo-soprano, Kayleigh McEvoy — soprano, Samuel Young — baritone, Jessica Ouston — mezzo soprano and Irene Hoogveld — soprano.

For us mere mortals it was so difficult to choose between them.

Fortunately the judges, Amanda Roocroft and Susan Bickley knew what they were looking for and chose the baritone Samuel Young and the people’s choice went to Irene Hoogveld. A financial prize was awarded to the winners by the Company.

people’s choice winner Irene Hoogveld withe the Master and Samuel Young the Judges winner

Afterwards members of the Livery with their guests entertained the musicians and their wonderful accompanying pianists to dinner.

The father of the company deep in conversation with the talented performers.