As usual, the Worshipful Company of Constructors were not only represented in the parade of the Lord Mayor’s Show, but several of our number met outside St Mary le Bow Church to witness the parade pass by.
For once, the weather in the morning was fine and dry, although the rain clouds moved in quite energetically during the afternoon, happily after those who were parading had fully discharged their duties. The Master (Sir Vivian Ramsey), the Senior Warden (Arthur Seymour) and Apprentice Ed Hornby (who was carrying the banner) are seen in the picture on the left walking with the other Modern Livery Company representatives as they passed the Company’s viewing contingent outside St Mary Le Bow.
This year, as the Little Ship Club was closed, we ventured to another of our haunts, Ironmongers’ Hall, where we had an excellent buffet lunch, which seemed to be enjoyed by all members and their guests. The Mistress was due to join us (the Master being on parade duties), but at the last minute she was requested to join the Master to form part of the Guard of Honour at the Mansion House, and that clearly took precedence. We were however joined by Arthur Seymour, the Senior Warden when he finished his walking duties.
Several members brought guests, some of which were family members, and again it seems that the children were equally happy with their lunch.
Subject to further thought by the Merchandise and Events Committee we will probably use Ironmongers’ Hall again next year. We are also indebted to the Gallant Clerk, who took the pictures that are displayed here and on the home page.