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WCF News: The Court Dinner at Apothecaries’ Hall

24th June 2013

The Court Dinner at Apothecaries’ Hall

One hundred and nineteen Liverymen and their guests were received formally by the Master and Wardens in the courtyard of the 17th Century Apothecaries Hall. This was the forum to circulate al fresco in the warm evening air before taking our seats in the venerable panelled hall. After dinner and the toasts, the Master followed the custom of taking wine with the new Freeman and Liverymen. He then made a number of presentations relating to the Company’s responsibilities under the Farriers Registration Act or related good horse management and skills. The high-spot of the evening was a witty speech by Sir Michael Parker who recounted his experiences in organising such successful spectacles as the Royal Tournament, Edinburgh Tattoo and the Silver and Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The Master and Wardens get ready for the line up.

All the players around the Dolly Trophy, L-R Trevor Clarke,The Master,COH Partridge, Nigel Phillips and The IPM 

Entry into the magnificent Hall, the oldest in the City

Marcus Giles receives his scroll and medal after retiring as company examiner after many years

The Assembly enjoy a warmish evening in the Apothecaries' lovely courtyard

Our speaker holding forth and making us all laugh