Melanie Hampton was Installed as the second female Master in th Company’s 748 year history at a ceremony at St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall. This was followed by a moving service of thanksgiving by Canon Hugh Williams.

A celebration dinner was held at Ironmongers’ Hall, where the Immediate Past Master and Mistress, John and Lizette May, were thanked for their great energy and engagement during the past year. Between them, they had attended more than 400 events on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Paviors.