Baker’s Oven Unearthed

Livery Society AGM - Baker’s Oven Unearthed

The business part of the Livery Society AGM on Monday 23rd February passed by in its usual slick fashion – in the space of a very few minutes those attending were pleased to welcome Max Elvidge as the new Chairman, and also new Committee members, Charlotte Green, Garry Parker and Niall Daws. 
Many thanks were given to the outgoing Chairman, Patrick Wilkins, for all the hard work he had undertaken on behalf of the Livery Society in the last nine years.
Dr Jane Siddell, the English Heritage Inspector of Ancient Monuments for London, gave a very interesting and fascinating talk about Roman archaeology on the doorstep of Bakers Hall. Little do we know what is under our feet! In fact, she advised that only fairly recently at Billingsgate a circa AD 55 first Roman Londinium communal bread oven had been unearthed – it is just a pity this could not have been put on show for all to see.
The most convivial evening concluded with a hot supper and drinks.
Max is planning many interesting events, and details will be advised as soon as they are available. We very much look forward to seeing you at these and other Bakers’ events throughout the year.

Garry Parker, Charlotte Green and Max Elvidge