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The Master took two groups of Guild members and their guests to the British Museum. Our guide was the most excellent Sue King, Guild member and Chairman of City of London Guides and of British (Blue Badge) Tour Guides, who was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all we were to see. The tour focussed on a few of the larger and most famous items due to the limited time available - The Enlightenment Gallery, the Rosetta Stone and the Assyria galleries (modern day Iraq) where we were greeted by two colossal winged human-headed lions that flanked an entrance to the royal palace of King Ashurnasirpal II at the Northwest Palace at Nimrud. Sue then showed us the magnificent Lion Hunt reliefs that had adorned the walls of the hallways of the palace and explained how the King himself would hunt the Lions. Our tour finished at the Parthenon Galleries and the ‘Parthenon Marbles’ (also known as the ‘Elgin Marbles’).
We also enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Great Court restaurant at the Museum. It was a lovely taster of what The Museum has to offer and left us wanting to return to see more of its many antiquities.
Photos, courtesy of Peter Holland Photography, can be found here https://www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk/gallery/home/british-museum


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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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