My final duty for the day was to attend a meeting of the Treasures Committee, a newly formed committee, chaired by Liveryman Tom Christopherson, which takes responsibility for all of the Company's treasures. The venue for the meeting was the home of Past Master Roger Westbrook, a beautiful apartment in the environs of the Palace of Westminster and we are very grateful to Roger for his kindness in letting us use his home for this purpose.
There was a very full agenda and discussions were held about the arrangements for transporting the new centrepiece to different venues, the proposed acquisitions policy, the valuation of the various Masters and Wardens Medals (Jewells) and other items of value belonging to the Company, the replacement of the Renter Warden's Medal, the Company Shield at Ironbridge, the Silver Steward and other matters relating to the Company Treasures. Decisions on the way forward were agreed, to be put to the next meeting of the Court.
Our host, Past Master Roger Westbrook generously ended the meeting by opening a couple of excellent bottles of white wine which the committee members enjoyed whilst continuing discussions.
A very useful and productive meeting and a lovely way to end a fairly busy day.