Modern Companies Dinner

On Monday 11 September 2017,  the Master and Upper Warden, Morag Loader attended the bi-annual Modern Companies Livery Dinner at Wax Chandlers’ Hall. …read more

The Barbican

On Tuesday 5 September, a small group of members attended the Architectural Walk of the Barbican.

The 90-minute walking tour explored the Barbican and opened up the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate. We learned so much including how much concrete was used, why it is called ‘Barbican’? Why the lake is so green… …read more

Army Cadet Force Camp

On Sunday 20 August, the Master and Clerk were guests of the London North East Sector Army Cadet Force at their summer camp. The annual camp this year was held at Shrewton, Wilshire and was attended by around 260 cadets and 100 instructors. During the day we entertained to displays of drill, shooting, motor cycling and outdoor team building and leadership skills. The day finished with a tug of war completion and prize giving. The Master was very pleased to present  an award to the best cadet at camp and also another to the cadet appointed as the Lord Lieutenant’s cadet. …link

Court & Committees Dinner

For the first time in many years, the Master hosted a dinner on 19 July for those members who sit on the Court, Committees and are part of the Lord Mayor’s Briefing Group. …read more

Masters Weekend

Over the weekend of 22 and 23 July, the Master entertained 50 company members and guests to his home town of Southend-on-Sea.

The day started well with bright sunshine to accompany the members setting off from Leigh-on-Sea station for a tour of the town in a vintage Routemaster bus. We toured the seafront areas and enjoyed the views across the estuary. Our first stop was Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1 ¼ miles long. Here we were greeted by the Southend Town Crier before a tour of the Pier Museum and a train ride to the end of the pier. The weekend had been planned to coincide with a high tide making the pier trip the more enjoyable and, given the wonderful weather, some decided to walk back to shore rather than let the train take the strain.. …read more

Brigantes Breakfast - July 2017

View our Brigantes Breakfast gallery using the link below: …read more

The Financial Services Group of Livery Companies

The Financial Services Group of Livery Companies is pleased to announce its inaugural FSG lecture to be held on 20 September 2017 at Mercers Hall. The lecture, entitled London Forever! Reality or Rhetoric? Will be presented by Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli. …read more

The 2017 Lord Mayor's Show

The story of the Lord Mayor's Show begins in 1215 with the desperate situation of King John. The King tried to win London to his side by letting it choose its own Mayor, but he insisted that every new Mayor must leave the safety of the City of London, travel up the river to the distant Westminster and swear loyalty to the Crown. …read more

Civic Lunch

On 19 June the Master hosted our annual Civic & Charities Lunch at Girdlers’ Hall.

The lunch was attended by about 100 members and guests who enjoyed the fabulous surroundings of Girdlers’ Hall, with a reception in the garden in blazing sunshine followed by lunch in a wonderful air conditioned hall featuring the magnificent Girdlers’ Carpet. …read more

City Walk

On 13 June the Master and 14 members and guests set off on our annual City Walk.

Our Blue Badge guide took us along the Embankment and showed us all the relevant structures related to the history of the City of London from pre-Roman to present times.  In view of us being a Livery Company, it was fascinating to learn of the ancient Guilds which relied on the river to ply their trades.  Many of the old wharfs are still there in different guises and the road names reflect what part of the river belonged to which trade.  She pointed out the old “red light district” across the river which was next to the old London Bridge near to what is now Southwark Cathedral. Across the water we were also able to see the replica of the Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hind, the first ship to circumnavigate the world.  …read more