Phoenix Masters Ski Report January 2020

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Phoenix rises from the snow and ice to triumph! Morzine in the Portes du Soleil area in France saw nearly 40 livery companies and 400 competitors and spectators gather for the eleventh Inter Livery Ski Championships in the last week of January. In good snow conditions and fine weather 250 racers crashed down the mountains […]

In Memoriam Simon Leschallas

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On Thursday 17th October a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Simon Leschallas was held in Southwark Cathedral. Simon was a most popular man, both in the Livery as a Past Master Distiller and a Past Master Vintner (in the Phoenix year) as well as in his business career as a Champagne brand specialist. The […]

Phoenix Masters ride to the Wild West

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On Friday 1st November 25 Phoenix Masters and Firebirds gathered in the ancient Tuckers’ Hall in Exeter for a black tie dinner. Tuckers’ Hall belongs to the Incorporation of Weavers, Fullers and Shearmen which is the historic guild of Exeter’s ancient cloth trade. The Guilds and Incorporation have existed in Exeter for nearly 600 years […]

Sheriffs’ Ball, 20th September 2019

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The Phoenix Masters took a table at the Sheriffs’ Ball at the Guildhall in support of our own Sheriff Liz Green as she came towards the end of her shrieval year. Mark Chambers reports that “It was a really cracking event and certainly worth attending. Liz was in great form and ended up singing Dancing […]

City Giving Day, 24th September 2019

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The momentum we helped develop has continued as the Lord Mayor Peter Estlin’s target of 400 was comfortably achieved with 424 organisations taking part, a further increase of 35%. But it is not just quantity but also quality as organisations gain confidence in how best to motivate their staff to participate. A group of five […]

AGM and Dinner 10th September 2019

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The Phoenix Masters armed themselves for the year ahead The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Phoenix Masters Association was held at Armourers’ Hall courtesy of Colonel David Wynne Davies, Past Master Armourer & Brazier. Honorary Vice President Dr Christine Rigden was again in the chair. But first a Special General Meeting was held in […]

The Lord Mayor’s River Progress 28th September 2019

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Phoenix PM Tallow Chandler Nicholas Bull had organised a Phoenix rowing boat to join the flotilla accompanying the QRB Gloriana from Chelsea Harbour finishing up mooring by HMS President by Tower Bridge. The Lord Mayor and his entourage would have travelled on the Gloriana. With less than 24 hours’ notice the event was cancelled owing […]

The Phoenix Masters Take Up Arms

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On Thursday 16th March a small but perfectly formed group of Phoenix Masters and Firebirds visited the College of Arms. The College of Arms is the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth, and as well as being responsible for the granting of new coats of arms, it maintains […]