34 The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers' Selection Court Dinner at Skinners' Ha

Thursday 16th October 2014

The Fan Makers entertained seven other Companies at their Selection Court Dinner at Skinners' Hall. It is one of their customs that prior to saying grace, their Honorary Chaplain, Canon David Reindorp, displays one of the Company's treasures and on this occasion it was a fan owned by Admiral Lord Nelson. I was told by a Fan Maker that the quality of the treasure displayed does vary and I had been lucky. On one previous occasion it had been a fan supplied by BOAC to passengers in case the aircraft cabin became too hot!

I was most impressed by the manner in which the Fan Makers look after their official guests, which we would do well to follow!