On 23rd September 1952 he was admitted as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers following in his father’s footsteps. His father [Major RFC, Cyril Herbert Nathan FCA] had joined in June 1926 and was Master in 1934-1935. Cyril became an Honorary Member in 1951 and died in September 1977.
Michael was clothed in Livery 24th March 1953.
Hearty Congratulations to Liveryman Matthew Demmon who this week it was announced would become the new President of British Glass in January 2021. He will be taking over from Saint-Gobain Glass UK’s Managing Director Steve Severs.
Our eclectic selection this month looks at how glass is used in textiles, from fashion to sportswear, and the chemical properties which make it the material of choice for COVID-19 vaccine vials and syringes.
Photo source: Corning Museum of Glass
This was a sponsor’s dinner held on the Isle of Wight December 5th, 2006. to celebrate the first year of the Glass in Society project which ran for four years on the island involving 18 schools, until the local council decided to do away with Middle Schools which is where technology blossomed.
From 1943 – 45, Jean was recruited into the team charged with breaking the German Enigma code. She worked in watches until VE Day at Eastcote, an outstation of Bletchley Park,
The seated people in the picture are Liveryman Ron Gerard and his wife Pat, both of whom were philanthropists and their largess embraced a quite extraordinary range of good causes. But now, as some 19 years have passed, it seemed to me appropriate to tell a story of Ron’s generosity as a Glass Seller – which involved me as Honorary Clerk