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The Company of Nurses - Past Events

Anniversary Banquet Wednesday 4 May 22

Having been unable to hold our anniversary banquet for two years, it was a delight to assemble in the beautiful Vintners’ Hall on Wednesday 4 May for a wonderful, celebratory occasion. The Worshipful Company of Vintners has a rich history and obtained its first Royal Charter in 1363. Vintners’ Hall is known as the “spiritual…

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United Guilds Service Friday 1 Apr 22

The Company of Nurses were extremely proud to be a part of the 2022 United Guilds Service at St Paul’s Cathedral; the first of these services since 2019 and the first time for us as a Company. The United Guilds Service dates to 1943 when, at a meeting of the Twelve Great Companies it was…

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Ceremony of the Keys Wednesday 23 Mar 22

  Blessed with a beautifully mild March evening, a smaller group than planned enjoyed the riverside illuminations as we gathered for the historic Ceremony of the Keys; so different from the torrential rain some of you will remember from previous years! Earlier that day Covid isolated our organiser who had booked some of the tickets…

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City Walk – Women Behaving Badly in Covent Garden Saturday 19 Mar 22

On a lovely sunny spring day, ten Company Freemen and their guests met up to join Mo, our Guide, on a fascinating walk, “Women Behaving Badly in Covent Garden”. Mo commented right at the start, often the women were not behaving badly, it was just how society in their time disapproved of their behaviour. On…

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Visit to the Apothecaries’ Hall – 9 Feb 22

A number of Freeman met at the Apothecaries’ Hall on Wednesday morning and received a very informative and enjoyable tour of the hall. Our guide, Dr Chris Derrett, a retired GP, welcomed us into the main reception room that replicates the Society’s shop of the early 1920s. During this introduction we learnt about the history…

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Virtual Walk Wednesday 26 Jan 22

Firstly, a big thank you to Christine Anderson and Vicki Garratt for organising this event which was very successful with 29 screen attendees and 7 people booked to watch the recording later. How lovely, on a winter evening to be able to snuggle up in front of the fire with a small pint of cooking…

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Christmas Quiz – 8 Dec 21

Back by popular demand! The Company of Nurses held their second virtual Christmas quiz on a Wednesday at the beginning of December. Fourteen teams with names such as Clueless, The Sluice Roomers and Merrily put their thinking Santa hats on for five rounds of Christmas themed questions. Teams had to decide beforehand when to use…

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Visit to the Poppy Factory – 25 Nov 21

We had a wonderful visit to the Poppy Factory and learnt about its fascinating history and the great work undertaken by them. The Poppy Factory was founded in 1922 by Major George Howson MC, a British Army officer in the First World War and winner of the Military Cross in 1917. George Howson’s vision for…

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Company Dinner, Barber-Surgeons’ Hall – Thu 18 Nov 21

On Thursday 18 November the Company of Nurses were able to finally hold a formal dinner in person at the splendid Barber Surgeons’ Hall. The last time we had dined together was in November 2019 so the anticipation and excitement to attend this event was palpable. Tickets sold out very quickly and we were very…

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City Walk – 23rd Oct 21

It was a happy bunch of 13 nurses, including their husbands and friends, who gathered at Green Park Tube at the start of the walk led by Maureen and her husband.  The weather was fresh, if not brisk, for our adventure into the history of the area. The title of the walk was “Women behaving…

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