Funeral Arrangements

On 30/05/2017, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

Past Master Tony Paice has advised that the funeral of his wife, Chris, has been arranged for Wednesday 14th June at 14.00 at Woking Crematorium, Hermitage Road, St John’s, Woking, Surrey GU21 8TJ. A reception will be held afterwards at Pyrford War Memorial Hall, Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey GU22 8SP   All are very […]

May Newsletter and welcome message from the Guild Master

On 22/05/2017, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

Please find a link to the most recent (May) newsletter here. Below is the welcome message from the Guild Master with information about the appointment of the new Clerk and other important news! Welcome message from Guild Master, Marie Heylin Dear Guild Member I am half way through my Master’s year and enjoying the challenge.  I […]

Mercers’ Grant Report: Atlantic Crossing by Tabitha Hall

On 19/05/2017, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

Atlantic Crossing There are several ways in which the Atlantic trip has developed and helped me in preparing for my chosen career. In September 2016 I had my preliminary interview for the role of Pilot in the RAF, the final question asked by the interviewer was “what would you say has been your most adventurous […]

Apprentice Essay: Brendan Musgrave: London’s First Bank

On 29/03/2017, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

As part of the process of a Guild Apprentice becoming a Guildman, each is required to write an essay on an aspect of the City of London or of the Guild which may be of interest to members. Brendan Musgrave is a Dauntsey’s Apprentice, whose Master is Guildman Angus Macpherson. Brendan will convert to Freeman and […]

Apprentice Essay: Gurpreet Johl: A brief history of currency

On 14/12/2016, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

As part of the process of a Guild Apprentice becoming a Guildman, each is required to write an essay on an aspect of the City of London or of the Guild which may be of interest to members. Gurpreet Johl’s ‘London: A brief history of currency’ is reproduced below: London: A brief history of currency By […]

Hon Clerk: Sue Shilling

On 29/11/2016, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

I am pleased to announce that Sue Shilling has very kindly agreed to step into the role as Hon Clerk until such time as a a new clerk is appointed. I am sure all of you will thank her for this undertaking and will support her through the next few months. As you are aware […]

Social calendar 2016–2017

On 31/10/2016, in Posts, by James Aylett (Court Social Assistant)

Booking information will be sent out to all Guildmen and Apprentices for whom we have a current email address. You can also access the booking system via the front page of the website. Generally booking opens at least a month before the event itself. Saturday 12th November 2016, 10.45am – 2.30pm: Lord Mayor’s Show The […]

Apprentice Essay: Jessica Elliot: The changing role of Guilds

On 18/10/2016, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

As part of the process of a Guild Apprentice becoming a Guildman, each is required to write an essay on an aspect of the City of London or of the Guild which may be of interest to members. Jessica Elliot’s excellent analysis of the changing role of Guilds is reproduced below: A history and analysis of the […]

A New Clerk for the Guild: Mrs Lorraine Andrews

On 18/10/2016, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

The Guild Master is delighted to inform all readers that we have been able to appoint a successor to the retiring clerk, Alex Priest.  As many of you will know, we sought to appoint from within the Guild, but no one having stepped forward, we decided to approach a suitably qualified candidate outside our ranks.  […]

GMS Charitable Trust Report: Will Riley: Volunteering at the Calais Refugee camp

On 16/10/2016, in Posts, by Timothy Myatt

William Riley recently received a grant from the GMS Charitable Trust. His report on his experiences volunteering at the Calais Refugee camp is reproduced below. Coverage of disasters must change if we are to prevent them By William Riley   With the help of the GMS Charitable Trust, this summer, I visited the Calais refugee camp […]