The Stationers’ Company was well represented at Remembrance services across last weekend. On Friday, 10 November Past Master Helen Esmond and Court Assistant Sue Pandit attended the service at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy as shown in this photo by Henry Vu. They are lined up on the left You can read all about the school’s moving act of remembrance here.
Freeman Bev Steele writes: What a joy it was to attend this wonderful and traditional extravaganza, With our Hall so close to the route of the procession it was particularly ideal for the approximately 200 of us to meet for mid-morning coffee before going outside to watch the parade.
On Tuesday, 12 December St Bride's will host the annual BPIF and Stationers' carol service for the Printing Industry. The service will start at 6.00 pm and end at 7.00 pm after which there will be drinks at the St Bride Foundation from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. This popular annual event is free to attend but donations on the evening to St Bride's Church will be greatly appreciated.
At a special Master and Warden's meeting last night, 6 November 2017 eight of those who have been awarded bursaries, scholarships and awards in previous years and who have now graduated were made Free of the Company. They are, in the first photo, and going left from the Beadle (Carl Gilbert):
The 2017 Bursary Recipients came to Stationers' Hall last night and were presented with their certificates. Many of them also took the opportunity to meet their mentors who will be working with them for the duration of their course. It was a very happy celebration with tutors, parents, and friends all gathered to support the students.
Brian Pocknall's death on 22 October 2017 has left members and colleagues alike reeling in shock and sadness. He leaves a hole in our lives with which we are going to have to learn to live and that will take a long time. We miss him dreadfully. Please read Brian's obituary which you will find here and hold his family and friends in your thoughts.
In the photo you can see Brian, with the Deputy Clerk, Giles Fagan, 'supervising' the Charter Dinner.