This popular annual event to which newer Liverymen are invited was held, once again, at the East India Club in St James’ Square on 22nd. of February. We were delighted to host our Master, the Clerk and Chaplain, and their presence added immeasurably to the evening.
Nearly 30 Liverymen sat down to a delicious meal of Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Mousse with Melba Toast, followed by a substantial Steak, Kidney & Mushroom Pie, and finished with a Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry sauce, which rather fortunately lived up to its billing as “light”!
During Coffee the Master kindly agreed to talk about her year so far, her Charity Event and her hopes for the Livery. The Master highlighted her favourite events to date; Presentation of the Lord Mayor’s Hat, a visit to Treloar’s School for severely disabled children in Hampshire and lunch with the Sheriffs and Judges at the Old Bailey.
The Master also outlined the remaining events of her year of office and encouraged us to join her at the Fishmonger’s Hall in April for the Livery’s Spring Dinner and at the Draper’s Hall for the Banquet in June. She explained that Liverymen get out of the Livery what they put in and encouraged all present to get involved with whatever aspects of Livery life were of interest to them.
The Livery Society Committee members then outlined the sporting events for the forthcoming season – including cricket, golf, clay pigeon shooting and tennis – and encouraged everyone to get involved.
The evening was very convivial and was an excellent opportunity for us all to get to know our fellow Feltmakers a little better.
Sarah McLeod has recently taken over from Jeremy Brassington as Chair of the Livery Society and is to be congratulated on organising this excellent event.