Friday, 7 December 2012

A Southwark home


To quote Noel Coward, we have been to a marvellous party - again. However, when we received an invitation from The Reverend Andrew Nunn to an "At Home" at The Deanery at Bankside this didn't seen likely. But we were so wrong. The location was the 1712 grade II listed home originally called the Provost's Lodging. Located between Shakespeare's Globe and the Tate Modern, this 5 bedroom house was recently up for sale for £6.5m but they finally decided to keep it. Having frequently walked by this building and dreamed of living there, to actually go inside was amazing.

The gathering included an interesting array of Livery Masters, partners and clergy, the purpose of the occasion being to develop bonds between the communities of the North and South bank of the Thames while encouraging Livery Companies to recognise the activities of the South Bank. This was somewhat wasted on us in that we live in Southwark and those from the Glaziers have their Hall at the South end of London Bridge. However, the rest seemed very impressed and will almost certainly be visiting Southwark Cathedral, as will we all.

Having started the day in Cranfield Business School where, the evening before, I had again been on the advisory panel for the MSc Marketing Strategy programme (followed by an excellent dinner) and then on my way home, being involved in numerous calls relating to important Marketors issues; this was an excellent counterpoint to an intense day.

John Flynn
Master Marketor

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