THE INSTALLATION DINNER TO WELCOME THE NEW PRESIDENT
Friday 23 March 2018 at Drapers’ Hall
The Installation Dinner this year will be held at Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC3, at 7:00 pm for 7:30 on Friday 23 March, following the earlier Annual General Meeting.
This is the incoming President’s first event of her year and it is hoped that as many members as possible will want to support Anita Rust and welcome her to office in this magnificent setting.
The first Drapers’ Hall was in St Swithin’s Lane. The present Hall, situated in Throgmorton Street, was bought from King Henry VIII in 1543 for the sum of 1,800 marks (approximately £1,200). This had been the house of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and Chief Minister to Henry, but had been forfeited to the King on Cromwell's execution in July 1540.
Destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, Drapers’ Hall was rebuilt between 1667 and 1671 to designs by Edward Jarman. In 1772, it was again rebuilt after a fire which did considerable damage and, in the 1860s, the frontage was changed and the interior altered by Herbert Williams. It was later altered once more in 1898-9 by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson.
The cost of the dinner is £115. Please book your party no later than Thursday 15 March, either online or by downloading a booking form to print and post.