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NL September 2014


WCoMC is a collegiate forward looking Modern City Livery Company;  we maintain City traditions, share expertise and information between fellow members and give back to the community through our pro bono activities.

WCoMC News

What’s up?

New Freemen

Charlotte Sweeney

Alan Latham

Malcolm Mccaig

Pradip Lotlecar


New Liverymen

John Watson


Other Stuff!

Anastasia Kourovskaia with her daughter Sofi at our recent ProfNet meeting


PM Bob and Assistant Sally Garratt made a grant to the Museum of London to fund setting up the Olympic Cauldron

The Master checks out the Air Ambulance at London Hospital



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An Art House Movie being produced in a working friary in Dorset, with the support of WCoMC members....  

Liveryman John McLean Fox and Liveryman Denise Fellows reveal....

A famous son, baritone Roddy Williams, leads the nation in 'Rule, Brittania!' , bringing Albert Hall to its feet at the Last Night of the Proms    Liveryman Adrian Williams, himself a classical guitarist, links us to this spectacular event...

Formula One teams drawing on the "Formula Student" programme at City University.... 

Freeman Alan Latham managing.... 

The Master over the edge.... again!  

Edward does the unthinkable....

City Values Forum, established to assist each Lord Mayor in their year of office,  raises the bar on integrity and values...    

The Company, led by Past Master Patrick McHugh, plays a key role in forming a project designed to restore Trust in the City.....    

Boards of Directors under pressure to meet new Risk Management requirements....

Freeman Malcolm McCaig alerts to heightened expectations from the top - raising the bar for better quality delivery and advice... 

WCoMC Golfers slashing their way through the Liveries at the Inter-Livery Golf extravaganza...

Meet our Team.....

Faith as a mechanism for promoting harmony and reconciliation in conflict situations....

Liveryman John Watson and Liveryman John McLean Fox putting together a WCoMC group to examine the implications surrounding this theme....

Moulded in gold on a visit to Goldsmiths Hall....

WCoMC pursuing the origins of "hallmark", "touchstone" and "up to scratch"....                




The world-famous Players Theatre Club (they used to operate in The Archway next to PwC, along Villiers St, by Embankment station) are performing Trafalgar Day Celebration at the Museum of Comedy under St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SR.  On Tuesday 21st October at 5:30 (for finger buffet) and/or for The Show at 7:00pm


On October 21st 1805, the Royal Navy defeated the combined fleets of the French and Spanish navies.  The Players Theatre Club offers a patriotic celebration of stirring sea songs, shanties, a hornpipe-playing accordionist, glorious singing and choruses.

The promoter of the Trafalgar event has offered WCoMC the Players' Members Price for the show, which is £23 for the show plus buffet, or £18 for the show alone.

This special price is available to book online here -

The SEATS ARE NOT ALLOCATED, therefore when you have booked online, please email me to say that you’ll be coming, so that I will know the numbers – at  I will alert the theatre, then arrive early, and am told that front of office staff will be able to shuffle us all together in a block.

THE FINGER BUFFET IS SERVED FROM 5:30.  You can then look around the Museum before the Show at 7:00 pm.

See you there….!!

The sixth Inter Livery Ski Championships to be held in Morzine, France on 23rd and 24th January 2015 is well on its way to being bigger and better than ever! With 41 Livery Companies participating, the competition is going to be fiercely competitive at the top end and very social at the other end. This is the only livery event held overseas and is a splendid occasion for livery companies to come together and compete together in a true Corinthian spirit. A night slalom under floodlights with vin chaud followed by a reception. The following morning a Giant Slalom is run down one of the most spectacular mountains in the French Alps. A livery dinner like no other is held in the evening.

If you wish to enter a team or an individual competitor to report back please visit . For any specific information contact George Bastin at or on 01453 872526. 

The United Wards' Club of the City of London, founded in 1877, is one of the oldest clubs in the City and is looking to increase their membership of 300 - for both Liverymen and Freemen. Membership costs £45 per year.  Events this year included dinner at Clothworkers' Hall, evening tour of St Paul's, visits to the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Horse Guards Parade. Long weekend in Yorkshire planned and visits to Highgate Cemetery, the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and BBC Broadcasting House, plus October Founders' Day dinner at Goldsmiths Hall. December sees a trip to some Christmas markets in the Rhine Valley, Carol Service and lunch in Guildhall.  In February a reception will be held for the new Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs at Saddlers' Hall, to be followed by a Club dinner. 

Check and/or contact Andrew Dyke, Secretary on 020 8360 8525 or email

Acerbic Observation - from Freeman Pradip Lotlecar.   An Efficiency Expert/Management Consultant watched his wife's routine at breakfast over the years.  "She made lots of trips between the fridge, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying a single item at a time" he observed. One day he told her - "You're wasting too much time. Why don't you try carrying several things at once?"  "Did it save time?", his MC companion asked. "Actually, Yes", replied the Expert.  "It used to take her 20 minutes to make breakfast.  Now I do it in ten."


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