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My Last Day As Master – Master’s Blog

Friday, 24 November 2017 - Master's Blog

Just when you think it is all over, suddenly there is a flare of activity the day before the installation of the new Master. At 8am we were both in the...

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Richard Watling

Master’s Blog – Remembrance Week

Monday, 13 November 2017 - Master's Blog

Remembrance Week One of the pleasures of being Master (and there are many) is being part of some national events as a participant rather than an observer. It’s Remembrance week in...

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Richard Watling

Basel and the Guild of Wine producers

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - Master's Blog

Basel is a city which you probably feel you know something about but may well never have been to before. Perhaps that will change as we now have a relationship with...

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Richard Watling

Motoring in the Highlands – Master’s Blog

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Master's Blog

It’s September and Scotland calls. With the promise of good weather and fine roads I joined the rally charity organised by Liverymen Peter Mackay and Alex Bruce. They had come up...

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Richard Watling

Livery Life Rushes On – Master’s Blog

Friday, 1 September 2017 - Master's Blog

This is traditionally the month of rest for the busy Master and Clerk’s team. Well, like the football season, which hardly seems to have finished before it starts again, the Livery...

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Richard Watling

Flaming June – Master’s Blog

Friday, 30 June 2017 - Master's Blog

Flaming June has lived up to its reputation. Coming in with a week of really rainy cold weather as it often does (remember D-Day) it then turns to the blistering hot...

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Richard Watling

The Darling Buds of May

Monday, 5 June 2017 - Livery News,Master's Blog

As we surveyed the emergent grape clusters in the Rhine Valley we were informed that this year so far was frost free, unlike previous years, so optimism abounds. But I digress...

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Richard Watling

Spirits in 2367?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - Master's Blog

Our military affiliations with the Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and the Army provide us with the opportunity to learn what it is like to work in the services and understand...

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Richard Watling

Easter is in the Air

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - Master's Blog

There are some days that you just know you are never going to forget. For me a day at the Old Bailey was one of those. Each working day, a few...

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December 2016

Fare-Thee-Well From the Master

The annual review of the Master’s Year – Fare–thee-well from the Master, new appointments, French reflections, AET gets increased funding and gin sales exceed £1 billion!

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