Election of Lord Mayor plus lunch in Stationers Hall

Tuesday 29th September 2015

To Common Hall at the Guildhall to vote in the new Lord Mayor, Alderman Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mountevans.For once and probably not to be repeated in my lifetime I had a seat on the dais as the Master of the mother company of an outgoing sheriff. I was sitting with the Master Musician and between us we proposed and seconded a vote of thanks to Andrew Parmley and Fiona Adler. Kathleen Duncan, Master Musician had dug up the history of the song, Bicycle Made for Two, to commemorate the sheriffs epic ride on a tandem around the city raising money. I wrote a new verse but we decided that discretion was the order of the day and I refrained from singing it to a very full Guildhall. We must leave that for another day.

Lunch afterwards in Stationers Hall joined by a very large number of other peripatetic Livery Companies.