Installation in a time of covid

For the second year running, alas, the installation of the new master and wardens had to be conducted virtually. The court assembled on Zoom on 20 April 2021 and oaths were taken in the ether, as was also the admission of a new freeman.

Its reassuring to know that even in the past, there were disruptions to procedures and dates. In May 1952 the new master discovered to his horror that he had another engagement and had to ask for the date of the installation dinner to be moved, as the minutes reveal.

Just as technology in the form of Zoom helps us now, so the court of May 1952 was moving with the times, being was the first to have its minutes typed on a typewriter. From the earliest days of the Company until that date, our records were handwritten. 

 

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