The Master’s VoiceA personal perspective on our activities and developments within Greater Bristol from the Master of the Society of Merchant Venturers.
The Master’s Voice – November 2013
Charter Day is the great day of celebration of the history of the Society of Merchant Venturers and it is also the day on which the offices of the Society change. Three new members join the Standing Committee, the executive Board, in place of retirees, and a Junior Warden is elected who is expected in successive years to become Senior Warden and then Master. The magnificent service at Bristol Cathedral,…
The Master’s Voice – August 2013
Merchant Venturers are involved in so many different aspects of life in Bristol, helping to make a difference. In 1997, our Junior Warden, Chris Curling, was instrumental in establishing the Underfall Yard Trust to take over and restore derelict parts of this boatyard in Bristol’s historic harbour. It raised over £1m to restore the buildings and slipway and now runs a thriving boat yard. In August, the Society will announce…
The Master’s Voice – June 2013
Education has been close to the hearts of Merchant Venturers for at least 400 years — archival records show that they were running a school for the children of mariners as early as 1595. In the 21st century, nothing is more important to the Society than seeing Bristol’s education system become one associated with high levels of achievement. This is reflected in our increasing involvement with local schools – and…