Cirencester Society in London annual dinner

PUBLISHED: 15:54 16 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:00 20 February 2013

Lt Col Dale Hemming-Tayler, George Philips, Dr Alan Kirwin and Dr John Phillips.

Lt Col Dale Hemming-Tayler, George Philips, Dr Alan Kirwin and Dr John Phillips.

The 300th annual dinner of the oldest society based in Cirencester, the Cirencester Society in London, was held at the Parish Church of St John Baptist in Cirencester.

The 300th annual dinner of the oldest society based in Cirencester, the Cirencester Society in London, was held at the Parish Church of St John Baptist in Cirencester, with the Societys AGM and pre-dinner reception taking place at the Assembly Rooms. The society was founded by Cirencester men, many of whom worked in or traded with merchants in London in businesses connected with the woollen industry.

The Society is known to have been in existence in 1692, and has complete records from 1701. The two purposes of the Society are firstly to promote harmony, good fellowship and conviviality among members and secondly to provide bursaries to assist young men and women to advance their careers.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAUN THOMPSON

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