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Dinner at Merchant Taylors' Hall

Wednesday 26th October 2022

Start: 7.30pm | Finish: 10.30pm

The Merchant Taylors’ and Skinners’ Livery Companies alternate each year in the order of precedence as number 6 and 7 among the Great Twelve, hence “sixes and sevens”.
 
The Merchant Taylors' Great Hall dates back to the 14th century and with its 13-metre high ceiling and 3-metre high windows the room has a fabulous sense of space and occasion. Despite the destruction wrought by the Great Fire of 1666 and the bombing of WW2, certain parts of the original Hall remain and the rest has been magnificently restored to its former glory.

It is in these lovely surroundings that The Master will welcome you to his final black-tie Livery Hall dinner. We will enjoy a sparkling reception followed by a splendid three-course dinner with wine. The evening will conclude with port, toasts and speeches. The Master’s speaker will be Peter Nelson, former Deputy Town Clerk at the City of London Corporation, whose speeches at elections in the Great Hall were renowned for their humour and warmth. The Master has asked him to speak on his experiences at Guildhall and in Local Government more generally.
 

This event follows our welcoming ceremony for new members, who may wish to continue their celebrations by attending this lovely dinner.

Apply by Monday 17th October

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Our Members

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.


Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

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