Platinum Jubilee Garden Party

Sunday 24th July 2022

Grays Inn

A garden party at Buckingham Palace for Livery Masters is one of many highlights during one’s year in office – however this was sadly not to be for the 3rd year running…and so, at the initiative of a few Masters, the idea was conceived to hold a separate version of this event in the gardens of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, central London.

Masters and Consorts from 2021 and 2022 were invited, and the IPM and Consort, Jerry and Catherine attended as did the Mistress and me.

A warm summer’s day shone upon the approx. 100 strong group, and we enjoyed a welcome reception, 3-course summer lunch, stroll around the gardens and then afternoon tea! Perhaps a little overloaded on the food front but wonderfully presented by Catering CH& Co. and I certainly enjoyed the various offerings!

A silent auction raised money for the Ukrainian Refugees in the City of London which was most enheartening.

Special thanks to Master Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Master Needlemaker for leading this initiative along with their support teams.

There was talk that this may become an annual until Buckingham Palace returns…