Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Surveying a Hall


It is always an honour to be invited to the Installation of new Master and it was a delight to be a guest at Clothworkers Hall for the Installation of Roger Southam as Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors. While an ancient skill, and one which my father in law practised, the company was only formed in 1977 and is number 85 to our number 90. Clothworkers Hall, located in Mincing Lane, was most impressive, but then they are one of the Great Twelve companies. This event was particularly important as this is where our Bowden Dinner is to take place on Thursday, and it gave me the chance to research the place. However I was distracted not only by the company I met, but also the speakers which included  Olympian Steve Backley and Dr Philippa Malmgren who restored our faith in the UK and its future in the global market.

An so, following a stirrup cup, it was home which, of course, was just across London Bridge, and as it is only Monday, the anticipation of another four events this week.

John Flynn
Master Marketor 

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