Fletchers Walk 29th April 2023

On Saturday 29th April Liveryman Joslin Lewis led a group of iFletchers who embarked on a walking tour of the City in the steps of the Fletchers of old. Starting at the Royal Exchange at Bank and taking in what is now the Dutch Church in Austin Friars We stopped for lunch at the George and Vulture, being very well treated by the new Landlords (since November 2022) who included a short tour of the rather Tardis like interior.

 The G&V is of course famous for being the home of the Pickwick Club of Charles Dickens Pickwick Papers. Indeed, the City Pickwick Club (founded in 1909), whose members are characters from the book, still meet at the G&V. Melanie Trapnell’s grandfather, Joe Brown, a Past Master Fletcher was a member, and another current Past Master Fletcher, Alderman Sir David Wootton is we believe the current ‘Mr Pickwick’.

 After lunch we crossed the City taking in Grocers Hall, Postman’s Park and ending closer to our current home at St Bartholomew the Great. A fine day, in fine weather and in fine company. Many thanks go to Joslin Lewis for giving of his time free of charge and requesting a small donation from each participant to The Fletchers Trust.

Last modified on Saturday, 15 June 2024 09:29