Master's Blog - january 2019

I trust that everyone is enjoying a Happy New Year after the festive period of Christmas.

13th December

My final engagements of 2018 had been attendance at the PRC Committee meeting followed by an excellent Christmas lunch at Whitchurch Golf Club and in the evening presenting music Awards to two pupils at the Prize Giving Ceremony, St John’s College, Cardiff.

As is often the case January has been a relatively quiet month in terms of events although there is a lot of activity going on in the background.

8th January

On Tuesday 8th January I was pleased to represent our Livery Company at the Plaisterers‘, Masters’ and Clerks’ Dinner in the magnificent Plaisterers’ Hall in London.

The Plaisterers’ Company dates back to 1501 and is actively involved in the plastering trade, promoting the art and craft through its award schemes. The decoration of the Hall reflects the trade as it is decorated in the 18th century neo-classical style of Robert Adam with details reproduced from some of his original mouldings.

It was a pleasure to meet, again, the Master Timothy Cooke OBE who had been a guest at my Installation and to meet with Past Master Mike Jones who is also a member of our Livery Company and Heather Morley (nee Dix) another member of our Company and her husband Past Master Gary Morley. Heather and Gary had also attended my Installation last October.

I also met Dyfrig James Master of the Paviors Company who will be joining our Company in February.

10th January

Detailed planning for the annual programme of Livery Company activities continues as we look forward to the Concert by Treorchy Male Choir on 23rd March. I met with the Assistant Clerk and two Churchwardens at St German’s Church on 10th January to discuss arrangements. A very positive and constructive meeting.

Tickets will be available shortly. This will be an open event so I would encourage Liverymen to promote the event and to book tickets at their earliest convenience.

In addition, we are looking look forward with anticipation to the Lecture by Diana Preston on Scott of the Antarctic followed by Supper on 23rd April at Howell’s School, Llandaff. Further details in due course.

Geoff Hughes