Fuellers and Carmen attended ‘The Woodmongers’ Lunch’ on 15 February 2017

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The Fuellers whose history can be traced back to the Woodmongers, now hold a regular ‘Woodmongers’ social event. The latest one was held on 15 February 2017.

These Woodmongers events began in 2004 when the Fuellers and Carmen decided to bury their centuries-old past differences and hold a gathering together to help strengthen their renewed friendship. This became known as the ‘Woodmongers’ Supper’. Over the past couple of years this joint event has been a ‘Woodmongers Lunch’ still with the same objective of developing closer links.

This year, The Carmen Company invited us to join them for a tour of the Antiquaries Society and Carmen Lecture at Burlington House in Piccadilly, followed by a delightful lunch at the Cavalry and Guards Club.  The Lecture was given by Dr Ian Archer, Fellow, Tutor and Associate Professor in History at Keble College, Oxford. Dr Archer brought alive the atmosphere of the tempestuous relationship between the Woodmongers’ and Carmen, many centuries ago. Happily, today we are more united.

Prior to lunch we had an opportunity to be given a guided tour of the Georgian Headquarters of the Society of Antiquaries founded in 1707. Burlington House has existed since 1664 and this particular building now houses many unique artefacts, books and 16th century Royal paintings.

The Fuellers and the Carmen look forward to more joint events in the future.