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Master's Blog - february 2019

11th February

I am delighted to announce that Liveryman Christopher Dale has been appointed Clerk, after an open competition, to take over from Dr Claude Evans. My thanks go to Claude for his second period as Clerk and for overseeing much change within the Company.

On 21st February there will be a Film and Supper Evening at Howell’s School, Llandaff. This features an exclusive viewing of the film about the battle of Passchendaele entitled “Futility” with a presentation by Lieutenant Jonathan Riley who provided the commentary. A calling notice is out and tickets are still available from the Clerk.

Tickets are also on sale for the Concert by Treorchy Male Choir at St German’s Church, Roath on 23rd March where the acoustics are superb, such that the Choir has used it to make recordings in the past. Again, a calling notice has been issued and I encourage Liverymen to support this prestigious Concert by probably the best Male Choir in the world.

On 7th February I was pleased to be admitted to the Freedom of the City of London, albeit as a Haberdasher rather than through our Company!

The next day I represented our Company at a Court Lunch hosted by the Worshipful Livery Company of Arbitrators at the splendid Brewer’s Hall in London. Sixteen other Masters were present, amongst others, and the guest speaker was His Honour Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, Recorder of London.

I am looking forward to the next Court meeting on 19th February where we will be clothing two new Liverymen.

Silver Jubilee fundraising continues to bring in substantial donations which will be used to increase the number and scope of our very successful Awards programme for the benefit of the young people of Wales.

Liverymen who have not yet made a donation to this worthwhile cause are encouraged to do so soon, whether that be £10 or £500 – it all adds to the fund!

Geoff Hughes