During the summer an invitation was received by the Clerk for up to 10 of the members of the York Gild, who were not Liverymen, to visit the Worshipful Company of Butchers in London on 10th September 2015 on the occasion of their meeting of Common Hall. This meeting is usually restricted to Liverymen only so the members of York were very privileged to receive such an invitation.
The day commenced with a service at the Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield. It was then followed by a short walk to Ironmongers Hall, Barbican, for the meeting of Common Hall, where the new Master of the Company, Patricia Dart, was declared.
Formalities over all present then enjoyed lunch in the wonderful surroundings of Ironmongers Hall before departing back to Yorkshire.