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Annual Service and Declaration Ceremony – 14 Oct 2019

On Monday 14th October, the Guild held its annual service in St. Lawrence Jewry. Many freemen and their guests attended. We were also delighted to welcome representatives of our charitable donors; Nightingale Fellowship, Chantry-Robinson Fund and the Ann Campbell RBNA Memorial fund. Other guests included the Masters and Clerks from the Guild of Entrepreneurs and…

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Commemorative Wreath Laying – 14 Oct 2019

On Saturday 12th October, the Master and Freemen of the Guild of Nurses gathered at the Edith Cavell Memorial, on a gloomy wet day in London. We were there to commemorate the anniversary of Nurse Cavell’s execution in Belgium in 1915. The ceremony was led by Deborah Critchley a Trustee of the Edith Cavell Trust.…

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The Museum of Military Medicine – 2 Oct 2019

I was privileged to be invited to join the Guild of Nurses for a tour of the Military Medicine Museum. This is an incredible gem of a museum, suitable for all ages and free too! It is located on the Military barracks in Ash Vale and open for group visits by arrangement, or for individuals…

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Sheepdrive – Sunday 29 September 2019

The annual Sheepdrive organised by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen took place on Sunday 29th September.  Middle Warden Julia Mingay and Renter Warden Liz Bardolph along with 600 others exercised their right as Freemen of the City of London to drive sheep across London Bridge.  This privilege dates back to medieval times when sheep farmers…

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City Churches Walk – 21 September 2019

On Saturday 21st September, nine Guild Freeman, members and their guests met up on a lovely sunny day to join our City Guide, Kathryn Williams, on a fascinating walk learning about the Churches and history of the south eastern area of the City. As our walk coincided with the City of London Open Weekend we…

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Visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea – 25th July 2019

One of the groups with Pensioner William Allen On 25th July thirty-two Guild members including The Master, Freemen, and guests were very glad we ventured to Chelsea despite it being the hottest day ever recorded and chaos on the railways for a fascinating visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. We met up over lunch in…

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Freedom Ceremony – 16th July 2019

On Tuesday 16th July, five members of the Guild and I made our declarations and were admitted to the Freedom of the Guild of Nurses in the presence of the Master, Honorary Clerk, Wardens, members of the Court of Assistants and friends and family. In all, there were nearly 30 attendees who enjoyed the evening…

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The Guild’s Second Trip to London Air Ambulance 10th July 2019

Nine nurses, past and present, congregated at Whitechapel tube station and enjoyed a short walk to the City Spice restaurant in Brick Lane for a delicious curry lunch prior to our visit to the Royal London Hospital and the London Air Ambulance which is based there. Over lunch we discovered so many coincidences – some…

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Livery School Careers Showcase June 2019

The Guild of Nurses participated for the first time in the Livery School Career Festival on 18th and 19th June. We joined more than 40 stands from Livery Companies On 18th June 600 Primary School Pupils attended and on 19th June more than 1,200 students attended. Having been encouraged to provide “action” to attract school…

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The Journey from Guild to Livery: Next steps

Education and Professional Development Forum: 27TH June 2019   In the beautiful surroundings of Cutler’s Hall our Honorary Clerk provided a fascinating insight into the development of Guilds within the City of London. This was an important evening event as the Guild progresses towards petitioning for Company status. The audience engaged in lively discussion and…

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