Even after over 500 years we’re still achieving firsts as a Company. Tuesday 21st July 2020 saw our first virtual Zoom Robing Ceremony where we admitted to office our new Master, Margaret Coates, with Wardens Stephen Gilbert and Tim Stokes. We robed those who became Freemen and Liverymen during the past year and they confirmed their oaths virtually, and three apprentices were admitted to the Freedom of the Company in person.
Sadly we also said goodbye to our Clerk of 10 years, Nigel Bamping but welcomed his successor Col Garth Manger OBE.
With around 20 socially distanced people in the Hall and up to 100 on the Zoom screen, despite the difficult circumstances, we were very happy to be able to successfully mark the occasion and the start to the Master’s year.