The newly installed Guild officers (from left): Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville (Founder Master), Geoffrey Bond (New Master), Jonathan Horne (Upper Warden), Geoff Egan (Middle Warden) and ATG Editor-in-Chief Mark Bridge (Renter Warden).

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In recognition of his crucial role in establishing the Guild, Lord Brooke was honoured as Founding Master. Last week he handed on the Master's robe to Geoffrey Bond, a former Sheriff of the City with wide-ranging interests in heritage and the arts. At the same time more than 40 members were at Furniture Makers' Hall to receive the freedom of the Guild.

For more information on the Guild contact the Deputy Clerk at georginaegough@hotmail.com