Master’s December Diary

  For the past eight years The Lord Mayor has hosted a Big Curry Lunch in Guildhall. The event has raised nearly £1.4 million for The Soldiers’ Charity, helping soldiers and veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. On December 7 I attended a reception at...

Master’s Diary November

The Garden of Remembrance in the North Churchyard at St Paul’s Cathedral was opened on November 2 when all the Livery companies turned out to place a cross in the garden. The event was organised by the British Legion and  the address was given by the Dean of St...

Master’s Diary – October

Common Hall – the largest gathering of citizens for any municipal purpose in the City – dates back to the 13th century.  On Midsummer day the assembled Liverymen elect new Sheriffs, and on Michaelmas Day they elect the Lord Mayor. Both are ceremonies ...

The Master’s Weekend in the City

The Master’s Weekend was held in the City to reinforce the Company’s links with the Square Mile and proved to be a fascinating exposure of the complexities of the area which held many surprises for even the most experienced City-watcher. Past Master...