Friday 8 October 2021
On 30th September, the new Master and Wardens were installed at Vintners' Hall.
Friday 20 August 2021
Sadly our plans for our usual Awards Dinner in July were thwarted. However, as it has been an unusual year, it was agreed to take the unusual step of organising an event in August which is typically holiday time for the livery. It was the first real opportunity for liverymen to get together so enjoy some fellowship since our banquet in February 2020. And whilst it was lovely to catch up with old friends, the company enjoyed meeting some recent award winners.
Thursday 12 August 2021
This year, in lieu of the cancelled united Guilds Service, the Lord Mayor organised a service of reflection and hope at St Pauls' Cathedral. Many of the livery companies were represented and Master Needlemaker joined a group who arranged a traditional, but socially distances procession. The Times carried the photograph the next day
Saturday 29 February 2020
On Friday 28th February Needlemakers, family and friends gathered at The Mansion House for the Annual Banquet.
Monday 17 February 2020
The Company has a recent affiliation with 27F (Chingford) Air Cadets. During a visit on a parade night in November Assistant Chris Frankland, the Company’s link to the squadron, was presented with a squadron plaque by departing OC, Flt Lt Terry McCarty.
Saturday 9 November 2019
November commenced with the Annual Planting of Crosses in the Garden of Remembrance at St Pauls on Monday 4th, accompanied by our gallant and learned Clerk. A very simple, but moving ceremony.
Monday 21 October 2019
I attended the Admissions Day for King Edward’s School Witley, where we sponsor a young man in conjunction with Royal National Springboard
Tuesday 8 October 2019
My first official engagement as Master was to attend Guildhall on Thursday for the Lord Mayor’s Prize Day for the City of London School for Boys. The Head spoke movingly about abseiling for the School’s charity and the Lord Mayor spoke about doing one’s best and to keep on trying to achieve.
Thursday 3 October 2019
On 2nd October The Installation Dinner was held at Skinners' Hall where the Master Anthony de Lacey installed Andrew Whitton as the new Master and he then installed Philip Law as Senior Warden and John Mill as Junior Warden.