Sunday, 20 June 2010
Double duty with the Drapers and Information Technologists, Thursday 17th June 2010
A delightful day visiting Drapers' Hall, with its lovely garden containing mulberry trees - the fruit is used to make the dessert at their Ladies' event in the autumn. The site was originally owned by Thomas Cromwell (if you have read Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" you will know all about Austin Friars) but sold to the Drapers by Henry VIII after Cromwell's downfall.
From there a number of Livery Company Masters walked to St Paul's Cathedral for the start of the Charter celebrations for the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. This is a great day for any company and we were luck enough to sit in the quire stalls (between the altar and the choir singing the Evensong service). Many congratulations to their Master, Charles Hughes, and the Liverymen and Freemen of the WCIT.