Annual Brigantes Breakfast, St George’s Hall, Liverpool
Wednesday 26th July 2017 – 12.00 for 12.30
The 2017 Brigantes Breakfast will be held at St Georges Hall, Liverpool, in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley. St George’s Hall (shown) is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building. It was reopened in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales after a £23m refurbishment programme.
Last year’s Brigantes Breakfast at Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, attracted over 300 Liverymen and their guests, with a number travelling by train to Sheffield from London for the day. At least that number are expected this year at Liverpool. As previously, current Livery Masters/Prime Wardens/Upper Bailiff attending will be processing into lunch.
St George’s Hall is directly opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station and 2hr 14m from London Euston. Full details and a booking form will be circulated later in January.
Over 1,200 Liverymen of the City of London are resident in the North of England. Forty one Companies have ten or more Liverymen in this area, to which should be added the many Liverymen throughout the UK and worldwide who regard the North of England as their spiritual home by adoption, birth right or interest.
The aim of Brigantes is to enable Liverymen of all Companies to meet together in the North, especially those less able to travel regularly to London, and so the Brigantes Breakfast was born – the name deriving from the Brigantes tribe which occupied a similar geographical area in pre-Roman times. All City of London Liverymen are welcome at Brigantes occasions.
For more information, or to forward a Liveryman’s email address for inclusion on the Brigantes mailing list, please contact one of us. Our email addresses are below.
Adrian Waddingham CBE
Sheriff 2013/14, Past Master Actuary
Past Master Actuary
Past Master Baker
Past Master Plumber