22 September 2017 Deacons Choosing Day – Lieutenant Colin Botfield RNR elected Deacon and Prof Bruce Wood elected Collector
On 13th September our Deacon John McKnight attended the Glasgow Trades Dinner in London’s Stationers Hall
On 12th September we co-hosted a civic reception with the Lord Dean of Guild and Lord Provost for the Commanding Officer of HMS Defender Commander Ritchie Hewitt.
On 3 July 2017, on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Prince Phillip Awards, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh K.G., K.T. presented the awards to the winners from the Glasgow Universities and Colleges.
Session 2016 to 2017 was an eventful period in the history of The Glasgow Hammermen with the notable visit by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh K.G., K.T. who has been an Honorary Member of The Glasgow Hammermen since 1955.
HRH Price Philip supported an annual prize in his name to be given to deserving trainees in the industries associated with Hammermen whether at crafts level, or those in further and higher education since the first prise was awarded in 1967.
Normally the Prince Philip Prizes are awarded during the Hammermen’s Annual Dinner in November but with this welcome opportunity of his visit to Glasgow a special event was held on 3rd of July 2017.
Together with other worthy events through the 2016-17 session with Deacon John A McKnight in post a photographic record has been compiled and it will be recorded in the Hammermen archives for the ongoing history of the Incorporation.
Late Collector at Lord Dean of Guild Valedictory Dinner 27 April 2017