The Forgotten Army is Remembered

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Many Phoenix Masters may remember PM Helen Esmonde’s husband, Bob Couldrey. Here he is on VJ Day Anniversary in Whitehall. Bob was representing his regiment, the 7th Gurkha Rifles. The Gurkhas served under Field Marshal Slim in his 14th Army in Burma and NE India. Following the retreat from Burma in 1942, the war continued in NE […]

Spring Dinner 2020

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With uncanny foresight the Phoenix Masters had chosen Apothecaries’ Hall for their fourth Annual Spring Dinner on 11th March, 2020. Past Master Apothecary Dr Roy Palmer hosted the occasion and when challenged to produce a vaccine he instead produced Champagne Lagache Brut which served its purpose very well on the night. Around 100 Phoenixes and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Phoenix Masters hold premier dinner at Premier Company’s Hall.

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On Thursday 14th March the Phoenix Masters were entertained for their third annual Spring Dinner by the Mercers’ Company. No less than 106 members and Firebirds were present including our President Lord Mountevans and Lady Mountevans, our Vice-President past Sheriff Christine Rigden and her husband Stephen, and present Sheriff and Phoenix Master the Honourable Elizabeth […]