7th - 9th September 2018
What a weekend. A busy three days started with brave golfers tackling the course at Leicestershire Golf Club. After a lovely meal at the Club prizes were awarded to Tony Jarvis as the overall winner and Julia White as best places guest.
On Saturday morning Duncan and I attended the Ceremony of the Socks at the Framework Knitting Museum. This is the peppercorn rent that the museum pays to the Wigston Council to use the buildings year on year.
At lunchtime, before the Court meeting at Corah Hall we were joined by CO Andy Pass and three others from the South and East Midlands ATC to sign our affiliation with them. This was in recognition of 100 years since the formation of the RAF in 1918 and, as a Livery Company, we particularly celebrate the fantastic Voluntary work that goes on with in ATC. A pledge was made by the Lord Mayor to increase the number of Livery Affiliations with the RAF from 78 to 100. This was achieved by this signing, our Company's affiliation being the 100th!
In the evening members of the Livery, residents from the Cottage Homes, Officers from the Army Cadet Force and guests enjoyed dinner at Leicestershire County Cricket Club ground. After a delicious meal we were entertained by the Pipe and Drum Band from the ACF. The young people delighted the diners with rousing tunes and a fantastic drumming display in the dark with UV drumsticks.
On Sunday there was a church service at St Peter's Church, Oadby with the sermon given by the Revd. Gilliam Gamble. After the service there was a buffet lunch at Corah Hall with entertainment from the Melton Brass Band.