|Coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers|
I was particularly pleased that this dinner was that held by the Leathersellers. They are a very active Company with a wide interest in education - particularly Colfe's School and the Leathersellers' Schools Federation in the London Borough of Lewisham - and care of the elderly, as well as support to their trade. For more details go to http://www.leathersellers.co.uk/
Currently the Company is redeveloping their Bishopsgate site and in the process the existing hall is being demolished and will re-open in 2015 on the same site. This will be the first purpose-built City livery hall in the twenty-first century; a most interesting challenge. In the meantime the Company is pursuing a peripatetic existence and on Thursday we dined at Saddlers' Hall.
The current Master, Nigel Pullman, is a very active participant in the livery movement and has been a welcome companion throughout my Master's year. The Leathersellers were most hospitable and my last outside company dinner as Master was just as it should be.