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Master’s Blog – Social June

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - Master's Blog

Social June. The busiest time of year for a Master. I think the highlight was Common Hall, when our own liveryman Vincent Keaveny was elected Aldermanic Sheriff – the first Distiller...

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Master’s Blog – The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestickmaker

Friday, 15 June 2018 - Master's Blog

The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestickmaker (well the Tallow Chandlers really). I completed the trio of invites, during my year, by lunching and breaking bread with the Bakers this month...

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Law & Order Essex – Master’s Blog

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - Master's Blog

The highlight of April was undoubtedly the magnificent charity whisky auction. To raise £200,000 involves an immense amount of effort from the Auction Committee and Operations Team. The night itself was...

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Master’s Blog – Oh! It was all going so smoothly!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - Master's Blog

Oh, it was going so smoothly! Saturday, 3 March saw attendees of the Court trip to Madeira braving the snow and all reaching Gatwick. The Easyjet plane was delayed 15 minutes...

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Master’s Blog – February, A Busy Month

Thursday, 5 April 2018 - Master's Blog

As I write this, snow lies thick on the ground. I hope people haven’t been too disrupted. February has been a busy month. A number of things stand out. I had...

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Thursday, 5 April 2018 - Master's Blog

As I write this, snow lies thick on the ground. I hope people haven’t been too disrupted. February has been a busy month. A number of things stand out. I had...

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Why Do Liveries Have Military Associations?

Monday, 19 February 2018 - Master's Blog

Some people ask, ‘Why do livery companies have military affiliations?’ I think the best summary is that livery companies represent the United Kingdom’s industries and as a trading nation the UK...

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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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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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