News

Budget Banquet - Thursday 7 March 2019

On Thursday, 7th March some 165 Tax Advisers and guests attended the Company’s Budget Banquet at Clothworkers’ Hall. We were greeted not only by the Master and Wardens, but also by our very own adopted Barn Owl, Sage, who travelled from the Hawk Conservancy Trust near Andover to be with us. …read more

Weekend Walk, Sunday 3 February 2019

Our February London Walk [entitled ‘From House of Power to Powerhouse’] took place in glorious cloudless winter weather. The start-point was the church of St Mary’s on the south bank of the River Thames at Putney, where the Levellers convened their famous debates in 1647, during the Civil War, but after crossing the river by means of the footway adjacent to the District Line bridge, almost all the rest of the walk was on the north bank. …read more

The new Bishop of London & Our London Walk

The new Bishop of London, Rt. Rev. Sarah Mullally, will be the preacher and celebrant at the 11.00 Eucharist at our Guild Church, St Bartholomew the Great, next Sunday, 27th January, on the occasion of her first visit to the church. …read more

Jean Jesty

Dear Members,

It is my very sad duty to have to inform you that our beloved Jean Jesty died suddenly on 31st December. This information was communicated to me by our Hon Treasurer (and Jean's close friend), Richard Geldard. It would appear that the circumstances are that she suffered a heart attack at home where she was discovered by her husband, Rob Weir and despite resuscitation attempts in hospital, she did not regain consciousness.

Funeral information will be circulated when available.

What a tragic end to the year.  We shall all miss her cheery presence at Court and in Committee and her joyful participation in our events.
A lovely life enhancing lady, who will be sorely missed.

Marcus Fincham - Master …link

Guildable Manor Court Leet

The Deputy Master and the Middle Warden attended the Court Leet and View of Frankpledge ceremony of the Guildable Manor in the Church of St George the Martyr, Southwark, held after a Luncheon Feast at which the High Bailiff, Adam Rout was the principal guest. The ceremony involves the installation of the Foreman and officers for the coming year, and the High Steward, HHJ Nicholas Hilliard QC gave the address at the ceremony.  Past Master Tax Adviser and Former Lord Mayor of the City of London, Ian Luder, was Foreman of the Guildable Manor of Southwark in 2014 - 2015. …read more

Weekend Walk - November 2018

Members of the Company and their families, ten in all, and even a dog, enjoyed a pleasant walk from Wimbledon Park, across Wimbledon Common, and then Richmond Park, before reaching Richmond itself, and heading off home by train, tube, and bus, on Sunday, 25 November. …read more

Lord Mayor's Show

An intrepid group of Tax Advisers joined the Modern Companies' Float at the Lord Mayor's Show, accompanied by our usual placard. Thankfully the weather was dry this year, making it a very pleasant day out for participants and spectators alike. …read more

Weekend Walk

The Company's first weekend walk took place in glorious autumn weather on Saturday, 20th October. The route was along segments of the signposted Capital Ring, from East Finchley Station to Finsbury Park Station.  …read more

History of Tax

The WCTA History of Tax group enjoyed a fascinating talk given by Professor Caroline Barron in the beautiful surroundings of Skinners' Hall, on Taxation in the Medieval City of London (1066 - 1500). …read more

Musicians' Company Evensong

The Musicians Company holds an annual Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral at which most Livery Companies process, resplendent in their Company gowns. This year over 70 Livery Companies participated and the procession representing the Tax Advisers consisted of the Deputy Master, the Renter Warden and the Clerk. …read more