Audit Court Dinner 2022

10th May 2022

With the Company’s matters concluded at the Audit Court it was time to relax and join Fellow Liverymen and Guests for the Audit Court Dinner which this year was held in the magnificent surroundings of the dining room at Grocers’ Hall.
The Master expressed a warm welcome and said that with the restrictions of the past few years’ pandemic having been lifted it was his great pleasure to be able to meet face to face again and that there was a feeling that at long last a certain normality had returned to Livery Functions.
Following Grace which was given by the Honorary Chaplain, Reverend Canon Thomas Woodhouse, a delicious meal was served.
Excellent wine and good conversation which were in abundance together with the Fruiterers’ Dessert which had been kindly donated by Freeman Tim Barnes of Total Worldfresh and displayed by Liveryman Peter Thomas adorned the tables.
On this occasion the Guest Speaker was Mr Hiroshi Matsuura, Minister Plenipotentiary & Envoy Extraordinary, Embassy of Japan who gave a superb in-depth account about the current issues facing Western trading nations.
At the conclusion of the Minister’s speech Honorary Assistant Ian Stephenson responded and thanked Mr Matsuura for his excellent and most informative speech.
With the evening’s formalities over, the Beadle, Mr Ted Prior announced that the Master invited all present to join him in a “Stirrup Cup” before commencing their journey home.
This important event which was the first under the direction of our newly elected Clerk, Mrs Sarah Murnane was deemed to be a triumph!

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Honorary Assistant Ian Stephenson, Minister Mr Hiroshi Matsuura and Mr Mark Powell

Fruit Platter kindly donated by Total Worldfresh and displayed by Liveryman Peter Thomas