Archives: Past Masters

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Barrie Torbett

My highlights and lessons learnt: One weekend during my year as Master particularly stands out. Having installed Lord Mayor Elect Michael Bear as an Honorary Liveryman of the Environmental Cleaners, I had the honour of attending his installation at the Silent Ceremony at Guildhall followed by the blessing at Bevis […]

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Jack Amos

Highlights of my year My installation was held on 1 May 2009, which by tradition was called May Day and it certainly turned out to be a may day, with a full house of guests and liverymen all contributing to making the day something to remember for ever. During the […]

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Michael Bayless

Master Michael Bayless and Mrs Cherry Bayless during the Installation Banquet at Mansion House in April 2007 (pictured right) and when Junior Warden, Mike and Cherry in July 2005 aboard a Thames River Boat.

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Stephen Wright

Highlights of my year: So many Masters will say that their year was ”filled with unique and special events” and they would be right. The very nature of being Master is that there are many unique events just in that one year. Mine was no exception and the major event […]

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Michael J Poulter     

Some highlights from my year: My installation at the Mansion House was held on 1 April 2005, which could be considered as being April Fools’ Day, but it certainly was not. It was a great occasion with the Lord Mayor Sir Michael in attendance. The Lord Mayor was due to attend […]

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Paul Michael

My main memories: This picture is of me with Jacqui (on my right) and Lady Patricia Finch; Sir Robert Finch was Lord Mayor during part of my Year. Why is this picture significant to me? Well, on that day we were presiding over the Building Cleanability Awards that were held […]

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John (Jack) Broadley

Highlights of my year: During my year of office I was extremely fortunate that our Honorary Freeman, Sir Robert Finch (now sadly deceased) was installed as Lord Mayor of London. As one of his four supporting Companies, we were accorded some rare privileges. On the Friday before the Lord Mayor’s […]

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Robert Burtinshaw

I’m not sure it counts as a highlight, but definitely memorable was the time we were left stranded outside The Mansion House dressed in all our finery. I was installed as Master in April 2000 at the Mansion House. The event was attended by over 350 guests, including the Lord Mayor […]

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David Clark

Two of many memories: War Graves Tour I arranged with Colonel John Richardson (hon. Freeman) and the Royal British Legion a weekend to visit the 1st World War Graves. 25 members along with their wives arranged to meet at St. Paul’s Cathedral to board a luxury coach for our journey. […]