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Sheep Drive and Lunch at the Banker Pub 25th September 2022

Friday 14th October 2022

Members of the Guild of Freemen exercising the ancient rite of being able to drive sheep into the City of London!...continue reading

Masters Holiday to Croatia

Friday 14th October 2022

Thank you to the Master for arranging such an interesting schedule for the Guild holiday in Croatia.

Excursions included the Diocletian’s......continue reading

Soldier of the Year 2022

Friday 14th October 2022

The Master Mr John Garbutt and the Immediate Past Master Mrs Ann-Marie Jefferys and Clerk Kate Pink visited 253 (London) Provost Company in their Barracks in South London. The Master presented the Soldier of the Year award to Lance Corporal Petya Dimova who is a dedicated, determined and enthusiastic soldier who has proved her worth to the Platoon, Company and the British Army. ...continue reading

Guild Members installed as Sherriffs

Wednesday 28th September 2022

Congratulations to the new Sherriffs for 2022 – 2023
Following on from previous years, the Guild is delighted to announce that......continue reading

Installation of Alderman John Garbutt as Master Of the Guild of Freemen

Tuesday 1st February 2022

The Guild of Freemen is delighted to announce that the Master for 2022 will be John Garbutt, JP....continue reading

Soldier of the Year

Wednesday 6th October 2021

The Master Mrs Ann-Marie Jefferys, her husband Dr David Jefferys and Assistant Clerk Judith Westall visited 253 (London) Provost Company in......continue reading

Master's Holiday to Malta

Sunday 3rd October 2021

Thank you to the Master for arranging such an interesting schedule for the Guild holiday in Malta.

Excursions included the Pro-Cathedral......continue reading

Guild members installed as Sheriffs

Tuesday 28th September 2021

Guild of Freemen members Aldermen Alison Gowman and Nicholas Lyons were installed as Sheriffs in the Guildhall witnessed at the Admissions Ceremony and afterwards......continue reading

Sheep Drive and lunch at the Banker Pub

Sunday 26th September 2021

Seventy Guild members and their guests enjoyed a fun day at the Sheep Drive on Southwark Bridge.

We drove the sheep......continue reading

Cart Marking

Saturday 18th September 2021

The 2021 Cart Marking ceremony was delayed until today due to Covid-19.

It was lovely weather and the Clerk went to......continue reading

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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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Photos of the annual Banquet 2023

Published - Monday 11th December 2023

For photos of the 2023 Annual Banquet at Guildhall

Higher resolution images of the 2023 Annual Banquet at Guildhall are......continue reading

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Guild Member Christopher Edge becomes Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Published - Thursday 12th October 2023

Congratulations to Guild Member Christopher Edge who on the 11th of October became Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered......continue reading

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A Square Mile Year

Published - Wednesday 26th July 2023

An engaging insight into the City of London's traditions and modern relevance.

By Peter Waine

Paperback - OUT NOW reading

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