Friday, 6 July 2012

Surveyors, The City and Shows


The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors is one of the earlier "new" Companies being number 85 against our 90 and so, not yet having a Hall of their own, have the opportunity to move from one great Hall to another for their events, as do we. On this occasion they chose the delightful Waterman's Hall for their Court & Livery Luncheon to which I and one other Master was invited. Sitting with Prof Alan Gillett, past Master and Founder member, I learnt of their early life and how they evolved. As a Company based on an active profession this was not unlike us. And so to an excellent luncheon with the fellowship one would expect, and only 10 minutes walk from home.

While I usually stick to Marketors business in this blog I thought it might be of interest to learn what else happens to the Master - particularly today. From Monument I took the tube to Embankment where I sat in the Victoria Embankment Gardens and was interviewed by the Evening Standard on the phone. From there I went to a Tomorrow's Company event at PwC entitled Changing the City which was in effect a book launch for James Featherby's "Of Markets and Men". Next down to the ferry to float back to London Bridge and home. Change and off to the Southwark Playhouse, which is only just around the corner, for the opening of "Mack and Mabel" the latest show for which we are angels, and our first Off West End venture. There to be photographed by the Standard with Bea (Brenda) and the producer in front of a poster for the show, this to be published shortly. And so to the show which was all we expected and should be a great success.

John Flynn
Master Marketor

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