The Broderer's Election Dinner - Mercers' Hall 28th June 2022

On Tuesday 28th June, some 93 Broderers and their guests gathered at Mercers’ Hall formally to mark the recent election of Jonathan Murphy as the Master for the year 2022-23.

Full opportunity was taken of this event to admit 3 new Members to the Company.

‘Singing for their Supper’ - the new Broderers make their Freedom Declaration to the Court.

L: Jon Dobinson (Freeman); C: Jessica Pile (Extended Freedom); R: Jane Stevens (Hon Freeman)

Pre-dinner champagne reception

The Master assembles his Officers before Processing into Dinner – some look more apprehensive than others

The opportunity was taken to present Cdr Ian Varley RN (CO of 820 Naval Air Squadron; our affiliated Royal Navy unit) with a pennant commissioned by the Company, through Fine Cell Work, for 849 NAS – the previously affiliated unit.  [In 2020 849 NAS was ‘reorganised’ and subsumed into 820 NAS, in whose Wardroom the pennant will reside.]

A wide range of Members and guests was present – it was an excellent opportunity for many to catch up at a formal (but by no means staid) Company event; for some it was the first time in over 2 years.