Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners 39th Annual Ladies Banquet at Clothworkers Hall on Friday 29 November

This was a delightful evening, in one of my favourite Livery Halls, hosted by Master Maureen Marden (Treasurer of our Past Master's group) and attended by as many lady Masters as the Master could muster. However, the men still outnumbered us all greatly!The Company has some 280 members and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is an Honorary Freeman of the Company, as is the Lord Mayor of London 2003 Alderman Sir Robert Finch. The Company also has an allowance of 450 liverymen! Membership is drawn from a broad church to include cleaning equipment manufacturing, chemical manufacturers, janitorial suppliers, environmental health officers, waste management industry, contract cleaners etc. The Company has always had lady Members and two have served as Masters.It also gives encouragement to, and fosters the craft of environmental cleaning which provides such a service to the whole community. A response on behalf of the guests was made by De Bradshaw, Master Plaisterer and wonderful entertainment of both music and drama was provided by the Guildhall School. It was an evening to be remembered.

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