Visit to STATIONERS’ HALL incorporating the Wren church of St Martin within Ludgate.                  (PHOTOS BELOW)
The visit was attended by by 18 Old Loughtonians and wives/partners for the first outing of 2019 on Friday 10th May 2019.
We met outside the church at 10:30 on a rather chilly morning and were glad to go into church. Our two guides were Desmond O’Rourke & Chris Reycoft-Davies  who firstly explained that the church was not a parish church but was open to the public for recitles  but was mainly the church of The Stationers’ Company.
We were than led to the garden which was in a courtyard laid out  with tables and chairs.
The hall itself was magnificent and the whole place had a feeling of history and pageantry as we were led from one room to another, finishing in the Court Room.
This was followed by tea/coffee and biscuits and a question and answer session.
Seventeen of us then walked the short walk to Cote Brasserie in Ludgate Hill for an excellent lunch at 12:30 the last of us emerging at 4:30 pm
Altogether, the day was a worthwhile visit and a great success.