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That was fun! From the Master, resplendent in highland dress, addressing the haggis (yes, he did learn it!) to the swirl of the bagpipes and singing along to Robbie Burns' songs we had a fabulous evening at the Master's Burns Supper at Leathersellers' Hall.
The Pipe Major entertained us during the meal of haggis, “bashed neeps and champit tatties”; followed by beef striploin from a Highland “stirk” washed down with an excellent wine selection. After dessert and toasts Past Master, Don Lunn, gave an interesting “Immortal Memory” referencing Burns early years through to his death at far too young an age; describing, with many quotations from his works, Burns character, personality and his prolific interest in the fairer sex.
Dr John Smail JP, Past Master, proposed with his customary humorous, well researched and entertaining “Toast to the Lassies”. Not to be outdone, Dorothy Newlands of Lauriston responded in an equally humorous and interesting manner on behalf of the Lassies. She then presented the Guild with her own shepherd’s crook which the Master graciously accepted on behalf of the Guild. The crook is to be presented to the Chamberlain's Court at Guildhall shortly where new Freemen of the City of London and their guests will be able to have their photograph taken with it.
Photos of the event, courtesy of Peter Holland Photography, can be found here https://www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk/gallery/home/burns-night-supper-1

Our Members


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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