Modern Livery Companies' Dinner
Monday 12th March 2018
When it's raining, Watermen's Hall involves the longest walk from a tube station. Originally, the Hall would have been closer to the River Thames but nowadays there is Lower Thames Street and the old Billingsgate Market between the Hall and the River. Despite the rain, there was a warm welcome as I entered the Hall and joined fellow Masters for a glass of wine. Senior Warden Roger Brookes was there mixing with other senior wardens and masters who will be on the circuit when his year starts in June. Cook & Butler put on a fine spread with a Brill and Lobster starter followed by whole boned Quail. Master Water Conservator, Mike Williamson, organised the dinner and Alderman Peter Estlin was the excellent principal speaker.