Annual Banquet

5 May 2017

The annual Company Banquet took place at Mansion House on Friday 5th May 2017. 176 Liverymen and guests joined Prime Warden Richard Regan OBE in welcoming prominent City of London and other guests in the splendid setting of the Egyptian Hall.

The Wardens and Official Guests
Banquet Guests

The civic party comprised the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley and Alderman and Sheriff Peter Estlin together with their spouses. Other company guests included the CO of HMS Sultan, Captain Peter Towell OBE and the REME Regimental Colonel, Colonel Clare Phillips ADC. Past Master Ironmonger Anthony Carter-Clout was also present.

The Prime Warden escorts the Lord Mayor into dinner
PW and LM
The assembled diners say Grace before dinner
Banquet Grace

Guests and Liverymen were entertained with music from the London Banqueting Ensemble culminating in an extremely athletic Post Horn Gallop. The rafters of Mansion House were raised with a lively rendition of the Blacksmith's song, the singing of which has become a Banquet tradition.

Photographs of the Banquet may be viewed and ordered via Michael O'Sullivan's website

The String Quartet of the London Banqueting Ensemble entertain guests before dinner
LBE String Quartet