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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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    Article Added: 15 Nov 2017

    The Certificate of Achievment was awarded to Community Fire Cadet Purusotha Thuraisingam-Thambiayah by LFB CFO Danny Cotton and John Mansfield (Master WCoFF) The Worshipful Company of Firefighters proudly presented their annual Black-Tie City Dinner, hosted by XL Catlin, in support of Fire related Youth Training, Education and Support schemes. For over 28 years, initially as a City Guild and t ...

    City Dinner 2017

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    Article Added: 24 Oct 2017

    The important part played by Jewish citizens in the WW2 Fire Brigade has till now been untold. Many were WW1 veterans or unfit for the military, but they could do essential fire-fighting work and their contribution was enormous compared to the general population. Martin Sugarman and Stephanie Maltman will be discussing the challenges they faced and telling stories, including one about the only ...

    Jews in the Fire Service in WW2

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