The Army Benevolent Fund (The Soldiers Charity) laid on a splendid reception and lunch at the Guildhall on Thursday 10th April.
I was accompanied by Court Assistant Chris Thierry, and at the reception I was presented to HRH The Duke of Gloucester. After the reception the Guildhall was full to bursting of people queuing for beer or wine and an excellent plate of curry.
There were screens showing the latest bids in the silent auction and stalls selling raffle tickets and memorabilia. The auction closed at 4 p.m. and neither Chris nor I had managed to secure any items, but we had met many old friends, made a few new ones, and had a very good day out.
Bill Clark – Master, Woolmen’s Company