September 16, 2022
The Master Cutler, Mr James Tear, and the new Freeman.
A minute’s silence was observed in respect of the Queen’s death, before the Master Cutler, Mr James Tear, welcomed 21 new Freeman to their Welcome and Induction Ceremony at Cutlers’ Hall last Monday. the Master Cutler explained how The Cutlers’ Company work to promote and support modern engineering and manufacturing in South Yorkshire and he went on to say new Freeman are the lifeblood of the Company, keeping it live and relevant in the 21st century.
He presented each new Freeman, which included two ladies, with a tie or scarf; the book, Mesters to Masters, on the history of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire; a certificate (which sadly had to be reprinted on Friday to change the wording to King Charles III) and a beautiful sterling silver lapel pin.