|Cart Marking Ceremony - Guildhall Yard - 2013|
Stephen Fry may not be known to some of you from abroad, but he is a well known and loved personality here in the UK. He was made Freeman of the City last year, as was MissB.
Stephen's reason for making the documentary was his ignorance of the civic and ceremonial that is an integral part of the City of London and it would seem that the programme did not enlighten many. This may be due in part to time constraints but it has resulted in a couple of reviews from newspapers which shows their complete lack of knowledge of the workings and history of the Corporation of the City of London.
I hope some of you can download this programme and watch it. It is amusing and it's just the tip of the iceberg of the 'goings on' in the City. If you should ever visit London, I hope you will call on me and my colleagues to take you for a walk, once you've done the usual highlights of course.
Here are the newspaper reviews too - you will see MissB has left a 'comment' on each.
|Image of Stephen Fry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
P.S. The bee keeping is part of a plan to encourage bio-diversity in the City through its parks and gardens, of which there are many.
The Beadles - the group of gentlemen looking like something out of a Dicken's play play an important part in 'caretaking' the Livery Company Halls, and ensuring ceremonial procedure followed to the letter. Many are ex army, navy and airforce men.