|The Mansion House, London. It is located short walk away from the Hall on the other side of the Bank of England.|
On Thursday evening Rosemary and I, accompanied by Alastair Ross and his wife, Judy, were invited to the Mansion House by the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress to dinner. As the title of this post indicates all one hundred and eight livery companies were invited to dine in the Egyptian Hall with members of the civic City.
It was a great evening and the Lord Mayor and Mrs Barbara Bear made us all most welcome. It was one of those evenings where I was, yet again, grateful that the Drapers' Company is third in order of precedence. Speeches are made by the Master Mercer and Master Grocer, who rank first and second respectively, and it was clearly inappropriate that a third master should speak.
Next morning all the livery companies were in St Pauls for the United Guilds' Service.