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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 ...

    Article Added: 05 Jul 2018

    Our Master was a guest this week at the City Livery Club Civic Lunch. He had been one of the Judges for the Root and Branch Award, a prestigious annual award made by the City Livery Club since 2014, to a Liveryman who has achieved outstanding service from within the Livery. This year it was awarded to Mr Reginald Brown of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, for work in supporting students from d ...

    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 ...

    Article Added: 30 May 2018

    Child Safety Week (4 – 10 June) is held every year and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service are attending free family events at Luton Library, St. George’s Square, between 10am to 2pm on Thursday, 7 June and Inspire Luton Sports Village, Butterfield Green, between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday, 9 June.  We will be joining in the fun and providing parents with information to help ...

    Article Added: 30 May 2018

    Figure: L:R, John Norris, Nicole Hoffman, Tony Drewitt, David Holt, Michael Rollings, Frances Blois A small group of Firefighters had a unique tour behind the scenes of the Waterloo Station upgrade recently. Our visit started with a short overview of the project by the Project Manager for Network Rail, Alison Farwell. She noted the work to extend some of the platforms in the main station, which ...

    Article Added: 23 May 2018

    Courtesy of the Lightmongers Company the Mistress Firefighter Lesley Mansfield recently had the somewhat unnerving experience of having lunch with Queen Elizabeth 1st. Gloriana spoke about her reign and many of the characters she knew such as Shakespeare, Drake and Raleigh. Afterwards she even posed for portraits which, she remarked, happened much faster now than anything Hans Holbein ever managed ...

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