Masters’ Jollies

It has been considered that the first Livery “Jolly” away trip organised by The Master was by Philip Willoughby.

1986/87Philip WilloughbyIsle of Man (Castletown Golf Links Hotel)3/6.7.1987Steam train to Douglas. Laxey Wheel. Visit Technical Optics Ltd. Golfing. Tynwald Day Reception at Government House. Dinner Molyneaux's. Tynwald Ceremony + Princess Margaret. Government House Garden Party.
1987/88Michael WallisN/AN/ANo 'Jolly' organised during year
1988/89Robert MarshallVenice (Hotel Metropole)9/13.3.1989Reception Mayor of Venice. Island of Murano. Fenice Theatre Ballet. Scuola di San Giorgio & Scuola di San Rocco.Torcello Island tour & Burano.
1989/90John ClarkN/AN/ANo 'Jolly' organised during year
1990/91Oliver NormandaleClifton, Bristol (Avon Gorge Hotel)19/?.4.1991Tour John Harvey Cellars & Glass collection. Church Service at St Kenelm Upton Snodsbury with past Hon.Chaplain.
1991/92Vincent EmmsN/AN/ANo 'Jolly' organised during year
1992/93Paul NorthamHenley Regatta3.7.1993University College Livery Barge for Henley Saturday. Moored by Fawley Meadow. Picnics and viewing.
1993/94John HorneJersey (Somerville Hotel)7/?.10.1994Court & Wives only Trip. Visit to The Glass Church (Lalique), Castles large and small, St Ouen's Manor, Jersey Museum, Jersey Zoo, and The Eric Young Orchid Foundation.
1994/95Alan MillerNewbury (Hilton National Hotel)21/23.4.1995Newbury Races. Tour Stables at Lambourn
1995/96John ThorpeUSA (Sheraton Falls Hotel, Niagara. Corning Radisson Hotel. Westin Hotel, Boston.)19/27.4.1996Dinner at Skylon Revolving Restaurant at Niagara. Visit to the Rockwell Museum. Then Corning Museum of Glass, & Curtiss Airplane Museum. Visit Botanical Museum of Glass flowers at Harvard University, Boston.
1996/97Robert ThomasDudley & Stourbridge13/15.6.1997Visit Crestwood School, Dudley. Tour Stuart Crystal.Works. Wodehouse. Visit Royal Brierley & Royal Doulton ( former Webb Corbett).
1997/98John HitchSouth Devon (Thurlestone Hotel)4/7.6.1998Dartington Glass. Phantom of the Opera at Plymouth Theatre. Glass in Society at Stoke Damerel College. Rosemoor Gardens.
1998/99Christopher TizardDerbyshire (Izaak Walton Hotel Dovedale)2/4.6.1999Visit Hepworth Minerals & Chemicals OakamoreQuarry and works.Private tour of Chatsworth House.Guided tour of the Wedgwood factory with video. Visit craft Hall, etc.
1999/00Bishop John WaineYork (York Viking Moat House Hotel)8/11.6.2000Tour of City & Mansion House. St William's College. Dinner at Merchant Adventurers Hall. Castle Howard. Cruise on Ouse. Service in Minster.Chapter House,Deanery & Treasurer House
2000/01Robin LongUSA (Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Corning Radisson Hotel)15/23.6.2001AA Flight to Boston. Harvard Univ.Botanical Museum to view Ware Glass Flowers. Cape Cod - Sandwich Glass Museum and Pairpont Crystal Co. Fly to Rochester. Visit Corning Museum of Glass. Tour Watkins Glen, cruise Seneca Lake, Glenora Wine Cellars & Arcadian Vineyards. Episcopal Church windows & Rockwell Museum Corning. Visits Bath Church & Glen Curtis Museum Hammondsport. Gala Dinner. Flights UK via Boston.
2001/02Kenneth BaconCopenhagen (Sophie Amalie Hotel)27/5-2.6.2002Trip around harbour & canals + Mermaid. Changing Guard at Amalienbourg Palace. Visit OPF Fitel Denmark & Holmegaard Glassworks. Roskilde Viking Ship Museum & Church, & then Helsingor Castle. Lund Cathedral Malmo. Carlsberg Brewery. Tivoli Gardens, Museums & Galleries. Gala Dinner
2002/03Martin EverettFrance - Reims (Hotel de la Paix)4/8.6.2003Coach to Reims. Dinner Brasserie Flo. Tour BSN Glass Pack plant. Verzenay Wine Museum. Champagne Mailly. Epernay to Champagne Pol Roger. Tour Reims. DJ Visit to Champagne Mercier - Cellar Dinner + French Horns & Champagne pyramid
2003/04Prof. John WhitemanThe Lakes (Langdale Hotel & Country Club)17/20.6.2004D.J.Dinner. Tour Sellafield. Muncaster Castle,Gardens & Owl Centre + Dinner. Elterwater Gunpowder Co. Tour of Holker Hall + gardens & Motor Museum. Evening Barbecue. Ridge Walk to Stickle Tarn.
2004/05Brian RawlesEdinburgh (Menzies Belford Hotel)8/12.6.2005Coach Tour of Edinburgh and visit to Royal Yacht Britannia. Whiskey Dinner. Scone Palace. Hawking. Caithness Glass. Edinburgh Castle. Dinner in Merchants Hall. Morning service in St Mary's Cathedral.
2005/06Dr. Joanna ThomasNorfolk (The Blakeney Hotel)18/21.6.2006Fakenham School. Wiveton Church. Tour of Langham Glass. Sandringham - tour Stud & House, + Dinner. Holkham Hall. Hindingham Hall. Claret tasting & D.J.Dinner at The Great Hospital, Norwich. Boat trip to Blakeney Point Nature Reserve.
2006/07Sir Anthony HammondBordeaux (Hotel Mercure)6/10.6.2007Gironde Cruise. Visit Chat.Langoa Barton, du Moulin Rouge, & Lanessan. Dinner Chat.Lachesnaye. Bordeaux walk, & tour Cathedral St.Andre. Visit Chat de Malle & La Louviere + Dinner All day visit St Emilion. D.J.Dinner ar Hotel Mercure.
2007/08Dr. Bill CookVienna (Hotel Wandl)14/18.5.2008Dinner at Griechenbeisl. Coach tour inc Schoenbrunn Palace Gardens & Art Galleries. Walking to Imperial Palace and the Treasury, Empress Sissi Apartments. Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert Piano recital by Danny Driver at the Boesendorfer Fabrik followed by Dinner. Bus to The Wachau, to Melk Monastry and wine tasting at Duernstein. Final Dinner at Kornat fish restaurant.
2008/09Robin ArculusMercure Hotel Bords de Loire, Saumur13/17.5.2009Coach from Victoria, London. Supper at Hotel. Equitation display at Le Cadre Noir de Saumur. Lunch in Saumur. Tasting at Chateau de Fesles, Bonnezeaux. Dine at Chateau Langlois near Saumur. Visit Caves, wine tasting, & Truffle Lunch at La Pataudiere. Afternoon in Chinon. Own Dinner in Saumur. Visit Chateau de Villandry & Gardens. Visit, tasting & lunch at Maison Marc Bredif in Vouvray. Visit Amboise & Chateau de Chenonceau. Gala DJ Dinner at Saumur Restaurant. Coach home via Le Shuttle.
2009/10Richard LawmanHope Street Hotel, Liverpool2/6.6.2010Hotel Balcony reception. Dinner in London Carriage Works Restaurant. Tours of Pilkingtons & The World of Glass at St. Helens. Dinner at Heathcote's in Liverpool. Tour of Town Hall. Tour & lunch at Metropolitan Cathedral. Ferry trip on Mersey. Dinner 60 Hope Street. Own time Saturday until DJ tour of the Anglian Cathedral + Dinner & Organ Recital. Morning Service.
2010/11Martin ScarthWhittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, Northants.18/22.5.2011Talk by Barbara Beadman. Visit Coventry Cathedral - Talk by Prof. John Whiteman + Guided Tour. Visit Bluecoat School in Coventry. Guided tour of Waddesdon Manor. Talk by Maurice McLain. Tour of Bletchley Park. Wine Tasting of Rothschild Estate Wines. DJ Gala Dinner. Sunday Service at St. Mary's Church, Whittlebury.
2011/12Vivian BendallHilton Bath City Hotel, Bath17/20.5.2012Guided tours of Roman Baths & Bath Abbey. Tea in the Pump Rooms. Reception & Dinner at Hilton Hotel. Coach outing to Wells. Guided tours of Wells Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Gardens. Dinner at Martini Italian Restaurant, Bath. Walking tour of Bath with Blue Badge guides. DJ Reception & Dinner at Holburne Museum. Choral Mattins in Bath Abbey.
2012/13Guy HarrisonThe Spa Hotel, Royal Tonbridge Wells9/12.5.2013Reception & Dinner at Spa Hotel. Guided tour of Hever Castle. Walk Hever Castle gardens. Tudeley Church for talk on Marc Chagall windows. Dinner at Hotel du Vin. Visit Chartwell House, gardens and studio. Black Tie Dinner at Hever Castle Village. Morning Service at Church of King Charles the Martyr, RTW.
2013/14Andrew ParmleyHilton Hotel, Cardiff15/18.5.2014Visit School of Glass in Swansea. Drinks & Dinner at Cardiff Castle Museum. Tour St Fagans. Visit Welsh National Museum Bute Park. Water Bus to Cardiff Bay. Millenium Centre and visit Pier Head Building. DJ Banquet at Hilton Hotel. Morning Service at St.John's Church, Cardiff.
2014/15Gwenllion RhysN/AN/A(No 'Jolly' organised during year)
2015/16William KnockerHoliday Inn. Krakow12/15.5.2016Guided walking tour of Krakow. Visit Wawel Castle & Cathedral. Lunch at Hawelka restaurant on Main Square. Quick visit to St. Mary's Basilica, then Jewish Quarter & synagogue. Dinner at Kogel Mogel Restaurant. Bus tour of Kazinierz & Podgorze quarters. Tour Schindler's Museum. Lunch at Grand Sal Wieliczka. Tour salt mine. Drinks & Dinner in Miod I Wino rest. Whit Sunday service at The Old Catholic Church. (Members flew or drove to Krakow & also visited Warsaw and Auschwitz)
2016/17Peter Rawlinson~~No 'Jolly' organised during year
2017/18John PoultenHotel Schwan, Wertheim on Main6/11.6.2018Fly to Frankfurt or drive. Reception & dinner at hotel. Walking tour of town. Visit Glass Museum. Dinner at Goldener Adler. Motzart cruise on river. Visit Bronnbach to tour Kloisters and Fraunhofer Institute. Kreuzwertheim winery BBQ & tasting. VisitPrince Bishop's Residenz at Wurzburg & train tour of town. Dinner at Landgasthof Franz. Morning service at the Stiftekirche Church. Visit Wertheimewr Glass factory & shop. Final dinner at Schwan.
2018/19Leigh BaildenNovotel Tours Centre, Gare. Tours16/19.5.2019Fly or drive to Tours. Dinner at Bistro Rossini in Tours. Guided tour of Saumur. Lunch at La Table des Fouees at Florent. Guided tour of Bouvet Ladubay and wine tasting. Dinner at Relais d'Alsace par Brasserie Madeleine in Tours. Travel to Amboise for guided visit of Verrerie d'Art d'Amboise Patrick Lepage, Lunch at Orangerie de Chenonceau followed by a guided tour of the Chateau. Final Dinner at Chateau d'Artigny.
2019/20Richard KatzHotel Casselbergh, Bruges. Belgium14/17.5.2020Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the whole trip had to be cancelled.
2020/21Col. Bill ChesshyreChichester Park Hotel, Westhampnett, West Sussex2/5.9.2021Talk by local guide. Drinks reception & buffet dinner. Coach to Arundel with packed lunch. Tour Castle, grounds & gardens. Wine tasting & dinner. Free time (West Dean gardens). Coach to Chichester Cathedral for guided tour. Gala Dinner. Family Service at St Peter's Westhampnett. Final luncheon.
2021/22Barbara BeadmanMacdonald Burlington Hotel. 126,New Street. Birmingham12/15.5.2022Tour of St.Philip's Cathedral + dinner in the nave. Coach to tour of Soho House, then Aston Hall, on to Halfpenny Vineyard for guided tour of vines, winery, tasting and dinner. Walk to Newman Bros Coffin works for guided tour & coffee. Walk in central Birmingham & lunch at Ask. Cocktails at top of Cube at Marco Pierre White with dinner below at Radizo Rico. Service at Cathedral & lunch at Gusto Italian. Train home.
2022/23Maria ChanmugamThe Mermaid Inn. Rye. East Sussex19/21.5.2023Supper at Webbe's. Visit Charles Palmer Vineyards. For a guided tour, wine tasting.& Feast lunch. Dinner at The Mermaid.

In these trips, we can see an exquisite fusion of history, culture, and gastronomy, spanning several countries, including USA, Poland, Germany, France, Belgium, and diverse regions of the UK.

Each journey appears to be a delightful blend of guided walking tours around historic sites, including famous cathedrals, museums, castles, and notable city quarters, offering the attendees a rare privilege of delving into the rich history and cultural fabric of the places visited.

In addition, these trips also feature intriguing explorations of local cuisine and drinks, including numerous wine tastings, dinners at local bistros, and even barbecues that cater to diverse palates. These gastronomical adventures, juxtaposed with the historical and cultural tours, foster the feeling of an immersive cultural experience.

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