We were privileged to have a ring side view of the raising of the flag. The hottest day of the year. The Lady Mayoress, Samantha Bowman and the Sheriff’s Consort, Emma Redcliffe had the right idea with lovely hats affording them exactly the right amount of shade.
Emma and Neil Redcliffe, Tim Hales and his consort with the Lady Mayoress, Samantha Bowman.
The arrival of the Lord Mayor
The usual suspects… Master Upholder, Master Draper, Master Chartered Surveyor and Master Water Conservator
The flag is raised
The RAF Band were excellent
Sweltering but unperturbed
The Masters of 110 Livery Companies, together with the Aldermen, Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and all with the right to vote attended Common Hall to the contested elections. Vincent Keaveny was appointed as Aldermanic Sheriff and Liz Green as Non-Aldermanic (Lay) Sheriff.
Liz and Vincent after the vote
Masters mustering in the Crypt
What a fabulous event, hats off to Liveryman Colin Peacock and Past Master Mickola Wilson. Held once again at 30 Euston Square, the proceedings were presented by newscaster Sophie Raworth.
A very high standard of entries, the professional photos to follow but here is a taster….
The Winning Winners — Key Property Marketing
Presentation of a cheque to Paul Morrish CEO of LandAid
The master thanks the sponsors for their bit in saving young homeless people from life permanently on the streets
Liveryman Colin Peacock thanks and closes the formal element of the event
All of the winners
Sophie Raworth and Past Master Wilson
The Master with Joanna Lindon from the RICS
A great turnout for this years conference where The Master, Tony Joyce and the Chairman of our Education Committee, Clwyd Roberts attended. We were privileged to once again join The Lord Mayor Charles Bowman and the Lady Mayoress Samantha Bowman together with many school Principals and Careers Officers.
The Lord Mayor
The usual suspects
Solid message from William Perkin school
John Hamill from Robert Clack School, the largest Secondary School in the UK
Polly’s team, spot the famous person hiding in the background!
The Master Hackney Carriage Driver’s Consort organised a treasure hunt in Black Cabs around London. All of the Cabbies are London Guides, all trained by the Master and all gave their time on a Pro Bono basis.
They found the elephant
The Master joined other Masters and City notables including Christopher Heywood at the Ironmongers Hall to be updated on how important it is to tell people about the amazing undertakings of Liver Companies.
Masters Upholders, Blacksmith, Chartered Surveyor and Plumber
The Master’s lady, Pauline had a wonderful day with the Saddlers Company, they were shown the treasures and given a talk on the history of the Saddlers Company followed by a delightful champagne tea.
The oldest Ballot box still in use bears the date 1619 and is still used for the election of the Wardens of the Saddlers Company
The emerald green quilted saddlecloth, used by the Virgin Queen Elizabeth 1st on a Royal visit to Bristol in 1574, It is elaborately decorated with gold lace and a gold fringe
The King’s Champion Saddle used at the coronation of George 3rd in 1760
Mobilisation and operational output
135 Sqn have a number of roles: Geospatial Information Dissemination (GID), survey, geospatial analysis and now bulk reproduction of mapping
The Sqn continues to provide geo support to the Army, Defence and wider Government.
The Sqn has a constant remit to provide geo support when required to the following customers-
- Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), in support of NATO
- VANGUARD – support to a UK Divisional deployment
- Wider Defence The
- OC of 135 Sqn will change at the end of September with Maj Neal Archer being replaced by Maj Mark Sleeman.
The Prince of Wales Visit to HMS Echo
The whole Squadron attended a formal lunch in the Officers’ Mess at RAF Wyton in April to say farewell to the outgoing HAC, Air Cdre Delva Patman, as her long association with 7010 Sqn comes to an end. She received an engraved decanter and a framed Air Commodore’s pennant from myself and we wish her every success in her new role with 601 Sqn
The Master was privileged to joined doyens of the Property Profession at Great George Street. The delicious tasting menu was presented by Michel Roux Junior and the food was exquisite and the most delicious that the Master had ever tasted!
Lego model of RICS HQ
Surveyor John Penfold designed the hexagonal pillar box in 1866 for Queen Victoria
In fine voice were the RICS Singers including the Father of the Company and a number of our faithful Liverymen
22 ladies assembled at Wisley beginning with Coffee and Danish pastries and lots of friendly chatter followed by a 2 hours guided tour of the gorgeous gardens.
One of the two groups being escorted around the gardens
Newly landscaped area
Spot the two Past Masters
After a delicious meal Andrew Jasper, programme director of Wisley Strategic Investment Programme gave an informative talk on the redevelopment of the entrance, Education facility, restaurant, library and archive. This was mainly funded by the sale of their London Head Office which is being relocated to Wisley.
The Master’s Lady with esteemed company
The Master Constructor Tony Ward shakes hands with the State of the Art Robotic Arm
The Master, Tony Joyce and the Masters Lady, Polly represented the WCCS at a Livery Fundraising lunch at Guildhall where the Master Constructor is undertaking a parachute jump for Treloar’s. An excellent lunch followed by an auction raised £10,000!
Our Senior Warden and Junior Warden led the ‘rods’ at our Livery Fishing Day
More details to follow……………………………………..
The Master and Master’s Lady joined The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, The Sheriff’s and their Consorts together with c.200 others for the 2018 Masters and Consorts weekend at Ironbridge. This has been an annual tradition for the past 35 years.
The Master was arrested by a policeman and taken to The Estate Office at Blists Hill for not paying his rent….a trumped up charge. Fortunately he escaped the grip of The Estate Surveyor (Father of the Company — Alan Gillett) nimbly leaping on to Trigger’s unsaddled back (see Photo) and making a safe getaway, last seen heading for the woods!!
The Estate Surveyor throttling The Master…aka Alan Gillett and Tony Joyce
The Master making his getaway on Trigger his trusty steed ( well, shire horse actually but needs must).
The first steam engine to run on tracks pre-dating The Rocket.
The Suffragettes memorial
The Master and Lady at the Gala Dinner in the Enginuity Museum
Going back in time to the Darby Houses
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum is a World Heritage Site being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
There are a total of 10 award-winning museums including the Blists Hill Victorian Town. The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors dismantled, brick by brick an original Estate Office from the Sutherland Estate and re-built it in this truly exceptional reconstructed Victorian Town.
The Master allegedly last seen racing along the Cornish coast
The Master was privileged to award prizes to students at Robert Clack School to high achievers from Year 7. The Lower and Upper School have a total of 2,000 students.
Robert Clack School, Dagenham
Liveryman and City Guide Clwyd Roberts led a group of Liverymen and guests around parts of the City that we regularly walk past, unaware of the treasures that lay within a few feet of us.
The assembled company
Memorial to the unsung heroes in Postman’s Park
Some of the plaques
A moving report about a heroic 10 year old boy
An excellent concluding presentation by Clwyd in advance of our enjoying a small libation at the Bottlescrew