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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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Richard Watling

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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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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