Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Court Dinner with the Worshipful Company of Insurers Thursday 18 July
I was delighted to be a guest, with the Learned Clerk, at this excellent dinner at Tallow Chandlers Hall for Masters and Clerks. Guests of the Master, Rick Hudson, also included Masters and Clerks of the Tallow Chandlers, Tax Advisers, Mariners, Tobacco Pipe Maker and Blender, Chartered Secretaries, Wheelwrights, Security Professionals, Broderers, and the Company of Educators. I was pleased to hear that the Company of Educators are progressing, having recently written a letter of support from the Marketors. Our Past Master, Sir Paul Judge is supporting them to Livery. The purpose of the evening was purely one of Fellowship and thanks for the company most of us Masters had already shared at Ironbridge in June. I was also delighted to meet the Clerk of the Insurers who I had known from our business careers. Seated between the Junior Warden and a Past Master of the Insurers I reflected on my recent visit to the Worshipful Company of Firefighters where I had first fully understood the traditional links between the two Companies. The Learned Clerk and I left and, as usual, I was kindly escorted to my bus home. A very good evening.