After the AGM the Junior and Senior Wardens (Peter Silk & John McCurley) presented a future direction for the Guild focusing around attracting a younger and more diverse membership along with utilising modern technology to simplify the management of the Guild. If there are any members who wish to assist in this or would like to suggest talks or visits for the coming year please get in touch using the below contact form.
Following the mystery plays last year the organisers have produced a DVD of the performances which will be available soon from their website- Below is a teaser trailer form this.
Well is seems so long since Sally hung the chain of office round my neck and I entered into the world of being Master of the York Guild of Building. Folk keep saying how eventful the year is and how it is difficult to prepare yourself for. In my short time as Master I wholeheartedly agree.
I suppose my first event, as Master, was being invited to the livery dinner at the Merchant Taylors Hall, I was a bit apprehensive as I'm not very keen on liver but the Master, Robert Porter, was very welcoming and the speaker was interesting talking about the Army's action in dealing with the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone. I was introduced to something called a loving cup. This is a communal cup of wine passed around the table where the neighbour of the drinker has to protect the back of the person drinking. This was made quite sinister when the army speaker picked up a knife from the table to assist with the task!
The following day was glorious and I helped giving out prizes for the Blades Cup at Fulford Golf Club followed by an excellent meal and some great company.
Our dear friend Tony Neal passed away at York Hospital. His funeral will be held on Friday 24th February, with the service held at All Saints Church, at 10am.
Tony was an active member and friend to the Guild for many years. He served as Master of the Guild in 1995 and since then has been involved in various ways in assisting at Guild events and activities, particularly as our photographer.
Tony will also be sadly missed by the Civic Party as he actively supported them throughout their busy year, recording every aspect of their duties in civic life.
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