The Hall was absolutely full on the evening of 2 May for the Charter Dinner and members and their
guests enjoyed the formality of the processions, the toasts , the loving cup, etc and the wit and humour
(Photo shows the Master and Past Master Helen Esmonde taking part in the Loving Cup ceremony)
of this year’s speaker, Gyles Brandreth, was the icing on the cake.
(Photo shows Gyles Brandreth mid delivery!)
During the course of the evening the Paper Industry Gold Medal was awarded to Peter Bower, an internationally respected paper historian, consultant and forensic paper analyst, specialising in the examination and analysis of paper for the purpose of dating, authentication, attribution and usage. Peter’s clients include museums, galleries, auction houses, dealers, lawyers and papermakers who
(Photo shows Peter Bower receiving his medal from the Master)
consult him on a broad range of topics including works of art, forged bank notes and fraudulent business papers. His wide-ranging knowledge and expertise have qualified him to be recognised as an ‘expert’ in all things related to ‘paper’ and have qualified him to provide contributions to popular TV programmes as well as being an expert witness in several high-profile court cases.
Photos by David Jones Photography