The Livery Newsletter and Gazette Issue 30 Spring 2019 - Page 24

Company cap, ties and cufflinks With new members joining, it’s probably a good time to remind members about our Livery accessories. The new Company Cap at £50.00. The earlier batches were ‘snapped up’ but another batch has been made and there are still some available. The official Livery Company Tie A navy blue silk tie embroidered with the Company Crest at £21.00. Company Tie A black silk polyester tie embroidered with the Tobacco leaf plant at £21.00. (Proceeds from the sale of this tie will go to the Benevolent Fund.) Company Bow Tie Self tied navy silk bow tie at £21.00. Cufflinks Cufflinks that depict The Company Coat of Arms at £5.00. All prices are inclusive of postage and packing. To purchase any item, please contact the Clerk at clerk@tobaccolivery.org The lunch was deliciously catered by Mark Grove and his team at Cook & Butler and we cracked along at a goodly pace. Our guests were admirably introduced by Liveryman Fran Morrison and our Principal Guest, Tim Wonnacott gave a generous and very humorous reply to which I responded initially by drenching poor Tim in a glass of water - he was very kind about it (sorry Tim!). I was very pleased to show off the newly found Livery Grant of Arms and Letters Patent which have been missing for many years - our Clerk tenaciously sought them out, and the new Immediate Past Master, Chris Allen, and his IPM, Mark Gower-Smith have funded a beautiful re- presentation and they are now resplendent in frames carved with tobacco leaves (or close to); Sandra also located a huge banner not seen since New Company Cap 1985 and Angus Menzies, Clerk to the Master Mariners and never shy of a challenge saw to it that it was displayed on the Quarterdeck. Whilst all this was going on, apparently biblical- style downpours were being had all over London - oblivious to all that drama we ended our lunch and trooped back to the quarterdeck where Coffee, Cigars, and Cognac awaited us (I did mention that our Livery enjoyed dining on the High C’s..) and which seemed to hit the mark – Liveryman Jemma Freeman had kindly provided the torpedo cigars and had had them placed in souvenir tubes with our Crest emblazoned on it. Several of us also sported a limited edition Livery Smoking hat - originally conceived as a sort of shooting hat, it serves its purpose so well as a “team” hat, that of the twenty ordered, but one remained by the close of the day! Thank you to the Master Mariners for allowing us the use of the venue, to Tim for being a perfect Principal Guest, and for everyone attending and giving my year such a special start. The Master Company Bow Tie Company ties and cufflinks 24 3