The Master and Wardens were joined by over 50 Liverymen and guests at the Company's Church of St. Margaret, Lothbury on a pleasant April evening, to hear tales of the exciting working lives of four of our prominent Liverymen.
We heard firstly from Barry Blumsom who regaled us with tales of his very interesting and eventful 30 years as a Constable in the City of London Police. Barry was followed by Liveryman Air Commodore Ray Horwood CBE who fascinated the audience with stories of his extensive and high profile work in the RAF in a long and successful career.
After a short break to enjoy some wine and food in the usual Tylers and Bricklayers tradition, we returned to hear of the fascinating world of the Senior Judiciary from Liveryman HH John Bevan QC, a Judge at the Old Bailey. Having heard many hundreds of high profile and interesting cases in his career, John concentrated on the world of art fraud for his talk which was fascinating and illuminating. Finally Deputy Master Roger Westbrook CMG took us into the world of international politics as he intrigued us with stories from his various postings overseas in a variety of Ambassadorial roles ranging from South America to Europe, Africa and the Far East.
The evening was hailed as a great success by all those who attended and it highlighted the varied high profile roles many of our Liverymen have played and continue to play in their careers. The Master ended the evening by presenting the speakers with a gift each as thanks for giving their time so generously and entertaining the gathered Liverymen and guests and he gave special thanks to the Revd Prebendary Jeremy Crossley for making the church available for this wonderful event.