A recent memorable event for the Company involved Michael Webster, Master, and Chris Histed, Panels Warden, participating in the [URL=http://www.wcit.org.uk/networks/154/item.html?id=2486#]Lord Mayor's Show[/URL] on the second Saturday in November. They walked round the City to HQS Wellington and back past Mansion House to greet (and be greeted by) the Lord Mayor, Fiona Woolf, as part of the Modern Livery Companies 'float'.
Even the driving rain and the cold conditions did not seem to deter the crowds who enthusiastically witnessed the 1.5 mile long cavalcade of some 7000 people, marching in serried ranks, sitting on vehicles of all types or prancing about on futuristic pogo sticks or enormous stilts.
For the Master and Panels Warden it was a very memorable event, greatly enjoyable despite both getting soaked. Luckily, Liveryman Mike Williams (armed with his press pass) captured the show professionally on camera, while the Panels Warden opted for 'wearable technology', in the shape of a GoPro camera in waterproof housing to take pictures from within the procession and rain.
Taking part in the Lord Mayor's show also promoted great camaraderie and rapport between participating Livery Companies and the considerable crowds who had turned out to watch the parade. The show also delivered a powerful message about the role and philanthropy of the Livery Companies as a whole. See the pictures here.