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And So The Journey Starts

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - Master's Blog

So the journey starts. I had two visits to the Old Bailey in the first month of office. First I showed liveryman Edi Etter and his wife around the courts with...

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The Big Day is here… Master’s Blog

Monday, 11 December 2017 - Master's Blog

The big day arrived. We traditionally hold the Installation dinner at our spiritual home of Vintners’ Hall. The dinner had been in planning for many months with eat-throughs at Vintners’ Hall...

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My Last Day As Master – Master’s Blog

Friday, 24 November 2017 - Master's Blog

Just when you think it is all over, suddenly there is a flare of activity the day before the installation of the new Master. At 8am we were both in the...

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Richard Watling

Master’s Blog – Remembrance Week

Monday, 13 November 2017 - Master's Blog

Remembrance Week One of the pleasures of being Master (and there are many) is being part of some national events as a participant rather than an observer. It’s Remembrance week in...

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Richard Watling

Basel and the Guild of Wine producers

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - Master's Blog

Basel is a city which you probably feel you know something about but may well never have been to before. Perhaps that will change as we now have a relationship with...

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Richard Watling

Motoring in the Highlands – Master’s Blog

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Master's Blog

It’s September and Scotland calls. With the promise of good weather and fine roads I joined the rally charity organised by Liverymen Peter Mackay and Alex Bruce. They had come up...

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Livery Life Rushes On – Master’s Blog

Friday, 1 September 2017 - Master's Blog

This is traditionally the month of rest for the busy Master and Clerk’s team. Well, like the football season, which hardly seems to have finished before it starts again, the Livery...

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Richard Watling

Flaming June – Master’s Blog

Friday, 30 June 2017 - Master's Blog

Flaming June has lived up to its reputation. Coming in with a week of really rainy cold weather as it often does (remember D-Day) it then turns to the blistering hot...

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The Darling Buds of May

Monday, 5 June 2017 - Livery News,Master's Blog

As we surveyed the emergent grape clusters in the Rhine Valley we were informed that this year so far was frost free, unlike previous years, so optimism abounds. But I digress...

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December 2017

Distillate 2017

The annual news summary, Distillate, with the activities of the Livery and its Master, Richard Watling can be downloaded from this link.

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