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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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Richard Watling

March 22 – A Day We Will Not Forget – Master’s Blog

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Master's Blog

It is only now that we understand the full horror of the attack that took place yesterday on Westminster Bridge and in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament, a few...

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Richard Watling

Distilling our History – Master’s Blog

Thursday, 16 March 2017 - Master's Blog

Distilling our History The Dutch distillers were somewhat ahead of us in the early 1600s developing beverage spirits until we borrowed their Jenever idea and made it into London Dry Gin....

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Channel Dash anniversary and a big surprise – Master’s Blog

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - Master's Blog

The Channel Dash 75 Anniversary Our affiliation with 825 Naval Air Squadron at their base in Yeovilton gives us the opportunity to see the Fleet Air Arm and their Lynx (and...

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Pikemen and Musketeers – Master’s Blog

Monday, 13 February 2017 - Master's Blog

Pikemen and Musketeers The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is one of those historic and slightly quirky institutions that the City excels in. A regiment, a livery and a club; it has...

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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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