President  Alderman, The Lord Mayor, Charles Bowman
Vice President Alderman Robert Howard

 Master David Pinkerton

Upper Warden  Ivor Cook
Lower Warden  Norman Chapman
Hon Sec Daphne Cave
Hon Treasurer Chris Otter
Independent Examiner Michael Brecknell

His Chosen Charity   T.O.F.S (Supporting very young babies born with a malformed windpipe and food pipe, being unable to breath or swallow properly – (tracheooesophageal fistula / oresophageal atresia)

Donations – to https:www.tofs.org.uk/donate.aspx

An excellent year was planned but hit very badly by the impact of the Coronavirus

AGM and Installation Dinner – Evening of 11th of February 2017 – Bakers Hall

Picture Gallery – click here

The AGM was held in the Court Room of Bakers’ Hall. nothing major was discussed, but a proposal for a minor Rule Change was proposed and agreed.  It was agreed that Accounts be presented in future based on the Calendar Year.

A really warm welcome was given to our new Master by the 95 in attendance. (The Hall holds 94). In addition to Members and Guests, there was a very supportive family group, who really enjoyed themselves.

Immediately after grace given by Past Master James Cross, the master made a short speech of introduction, touching on his chosen charity for the year T.O.F.S  (see above) and had great pleasure in presenting Sally Anne Hill with her Past Masters Jewel and introducing our new Upper Warden, Ivor Cook and Lower Warden, Norman Chapman

Dinner, provided by Cook and Butler.
Trio of smoked fish, Marinated in Dill and Cucumber Gin – Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Dom Bergan Vias
Loin of Highland Venison, Plum Crust, Juniper Berry Jus  – The Accomplice Shiraz – 2016 De Bortoli
Poached Pear in Mulled Wine – Clotted Cream Ice Cream – Muskat Ottenel Late Harvest 2016
Coffee, Petit Fours – Baräo de Villar Port

The Masters guest speaker who replied on behalf of the guests was Mr Paul Kelly managing director of Kelly’s turkeys a very major supplier he is in the Guinness Book of records for being the fastest Carver and placa and holds awards for outstanding service to the Turkey industry

The guest speaker ?????, the fastest chicken plucker and ????? carver????, had many of us laughing a great deal, perhaps a joke or two were not necessarily 21st C PC :).

Towards the end of the evening after the toasts…. one of David and Margaret’s family, apologised if he was breaking with protocol but wanted to thank Margaret for all that she has done and does for David and the family, this was supported with a very large round of applause. Quite right to,

 Our 1st Virtual Quiz – 10th June

Given the problems caused by Covid 19, we are so glad that over 20 Members and partners took part in our virtual quiz, pulled together and organised for us by Past Master Peter Cave.
Very positive feedback from the Master and all those who took part.
The questions were fair but apparently quite tough  – one person played their Joker on a particular round with confidence – their score regrettably as 0 and with a Joker (points x 2) was still 0.

The Rounds covered

City Pictures

Who, what and where?

Music, TV and Radio

Pirates and Lines

Animal, Vegetable and Mineral

The Winner was Member Phillip Hanton (a serous quizzer) with 30 out of a possible 36 (with the Joker)
Cornhill Ward CC Peter Dunphy came 2nd 0n 22 points

Our Master has very generously decided to offer a bottle of Champaign to the winner, which was suitably converted into Waitrose Vouchers for for both the Winner and the Runner Up.

Dennis Sever’s House – possibly