Master & Clerks Dinner

17 January 2022


Master & Clerks New Year's Dinner

An emboldened Plaisterers’ Company greeted the New Year, in positive mode by hosting a Masters & Clerks Dinner in Plaisterers’ Hall, an event cancelled last year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Dinner was the perfect way to launch our 2022 livery social calendar. The Master welcomed Masters and Clerks from over 60 livery companies of the City of London, all eager to re-ignite fellowship and fraternity after a paucity of events over the past two years. For some Masters and indeed some members and guests, this was the first dinner they had attended since the onset of Covid-19.

The Master collectively greeted the Masters and Clerks, referring to the Pride of Masters and the Nexus of Clerks. Pride, to acknowledge that Masters should be proud of shoring up their ancient companies throughout the pandemic and Nexus in recognition of how the Clerks kept the livery companies ‘connected’ during lockdown, ensuring a community of interest prevailed, sharing information and news driven by the common cause of safeguarding the livery companies of the City of London.

The Principal Guest and Speaker was the Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KBE QC MP who made an excellent speech, tailored and personalised to his audience. He remained for the stirrup-cup, engaging with all those who approached him, including certain members and guests working on the restoration work of the Elizabeth Tower.

Plaisterers’ Hall looked truly magnificent. The food was excellent; the wines exceptional; engaging speeches and an atmosphere buzzing with fellowship and fraternity. Combined, all these things produced a memorable evening.