Last night I was invited to the Founders’ Court Dinner with Gill, our clerk.
At the reception beforehand I met a guy who lived just round the corner from where we used to live in Wokingham – we knew many of the same people. During the dinner I was well looked after by their Supplementary Assistant, James Kellie, and their Company Solicitor, Alastair Collett. The others guests were also very congenial and it was a very convivial evening.
Their entertainment was William Godfree singing and accompanying himself on his keyboard. He was hilarious – he played Noel Coward’s Let’s Fall in Love with updated words; then Peter Skellern’s song about Jan the Librarian; following up with Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the Midday Sun. Of course he got an encore – Flanders and Swan’s Hippopotamus Song – and it was a tremendous evening.
Bill Clark – Master, Woolmen’s Company