The Cutlers Feast - Sheffield

Thursday 19th May 2022

Many Past Masters had told me that one of the highlights of any Master’s year is the Cutlers’ Feast, in Sheffield, and they were not wrong. The Mistress and I (and about 350 others) gathered in the beautifully grand Cutlers’ Hall, along with the great and the good of South Yorkshire and the City for the 385th edition of the Feast. The speakers included the Senior Warden, Dame Julie Kenny, who challenged the keynote speaker, Lee Rowley MP (Minister for Manufacturing), to fix the problems faced by manufacturers in the region, and to set a new, bold, industrial strategy; it’s fair to say that the minister did not stand a chance… More personal speeches were provided by the Master Cutler himself, and by his old friend Steven Mercer. It was a fabulous evening of fine food, wine, and good company and (at the Master’s invitation) a very nice cleansing ale rounded off the night.