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    Article Added: 05 Jul 2018

    Past Master and Almoner Peter Cowland reports that, whilst on holiday in Josselin, France in June last year he became ill with what was later diagnosed to be angina. Luckily one of the friends he was staying with was a retired surgeon who “sorted him out”.  On his return to the UK he underwent double heart by-pass surgery at Harefield Hospital in November 2017. Returning t ...

    NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH!

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    Article Added: 01 Jun 2018

    The Master recently attended the Brigantes breakfast which was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The breakfast (which is actually a lunch - go figure!) is intended mainly for the benefit of Liverymen of City Companies who live in the north of England, but was supported by the attendance of many Masters. Approximately 400 Liverymen were in attendance. The Brigantes were an ancient tribe who co ...

    Brigantes breakfast held at the Royal Armouries

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    Article Added: 14 May 2018

    At the invitation of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers the Mistress Firefighter Lesley Mansfield recently attended a one-day course on basket making at the Dutch Church, Austin Friars, in Broad Street Ward. After instruction and some basket making using wicker, all present were entertained with an excellent lunch and afternoon tea. It was a splendid day although, Lesley suspects she might s ...

    one-day course on basket making

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    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    The annual inter-livery pancake races took place on Shrove Tuesday, February 13th, 2018. Hosted by the Worshipful Company of Poulters the event draws a large crowd to Guildhall Yard to watch City Companies compete, wearing full regalia and customised aprons. Alas, the day was bitterly cold and wet so, with treacherous conditions underfoot, Health and Safety kicked in, limiting the “races&rd ...

    Inter-Livery Pancake Races – Guildhall Yard

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    Article Added: 05 Jan 2018

    The Order of St John, formally the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and also known as St John International, is a royal order of chivalry first constituted in 1888 by royal charter from Queen Victoria. It evolved from a faction of the Order of Malta that emerged in France in the 1820s and moved to Britain in the early 1830s, where, after operating under a successi ...

    Order of St John.

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    Article Added: 30 Dec 2017

    ORDERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE King George V created these honours during World War I to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions.The ranks are Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and Member (MBE).They are now awarded for prominent national or regional roles and to those making distinguished or notable contributions in their own specific areas of activ ...

    New Years Honours 2018

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