Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists 4th Masters and Clerks dinner at the IT Hall. Wednesday 24th April 2013

The Master, Michael Grant, and senior members of his Company hosted an excellent dinner at the Information Technologists Hall in Bartholomew Close, located between the hospital and Smithfield Market. 

It was a pleasure to meet the Master Fletcher, Lesley Agutter, wife of our own Liveryman Richard.  Captain John Freestone MNM, Master Mariner, who I had lunched with the previous week, was in attendance, along with the Master Fueller, Paul Cuttill OBE, a guest at the Installation Dinner.  The Master Security Professional was opposite me, alongside my good friend David King OBE, Farmers’ Clerk. His Master, John Reynolds, was with us. Also present were the Master Bowyer and the Master Butcher (whose Hall is very close by), Master Baker and Master Founder.  I was intrigued to hear about the Founders, the tradition of their trade, covering so many aspects that still provide apprentice opportunities, and the historical influence of foundry work in all its aspects.  Industry is so very relevant to getting Britain back on its manufacturing feet.

I was delighted that Doreen, Assistant Clerk, accompanied me to this event for the final time due to the unavailability of the Clerk, previously committed elsewhere for this date, and I would like to thank her profoundly for all her efforts on behalf of the Company.

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