Meet the Master Lunch at Ironmongers’ Hall and Tour – Monday 3 Jul 23

The Worshipful Company of Nurses' Meet the New Master lunch was at the Ironmongers Hall where we have been on several occasions.  We had a table of 30 Freemen who met for pre-lunch drinks followed by a three-course meal.  This year, the Master, Upper and Middle Wardens moved seats after each course which meant that we all had a chance to chat with them.  This worked well.  The company was excellent, and the Ironmongers' staff looked after us superbly. After lunch we had a prearranged tour of the Hall by the Clerk of the Ironmongers' Company which was well attended.  The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers are one of the Great 12 Livery Companies of the City of London with links to the Iron trade reaching back 700 years. The Clerk started by congratulating us on our status as a Worshipful Company. He then showed us round the Hall, explaining its history. The tour was very informative and included some gems along the way. The Drawing Room for example contains the largest William Morris tapestry in the country, and the Court Room is flooded with natural daylight from a magnificent stained-glass window which contains some glass taken from the Company's first Hall of 1457. All told, a wonderful event.