Our periodic newsletter


Many of you have already been very generous with your reflections and sharing unforgettable memories. Please keep your contributions coming and let us know what you are up to.

The Flame - Issue 9

A bumper edition with reports on the 2020 AGM and a fascinating and, given the current Covid-19 lockdown, a very pertinent article on the Spanish Flu by Jane Orr.  Read on

The Flame - Issue 6

Samantha Bowman tells us about Police Horse (PH) Samantha, and Vicky has researched trivia about Westminster Hall, opened up
her travel diary and gives us food for thought

The Flame - Issue 3

Firebirds President, the Lady Mountevans, describes life after the Mayoralty, and we learn about the Weavers Company and the election of the Sheriffs.

The Flame - Issue 8

An edition full of reports about events that involved both the Firebirds and Phoenix . From the Old Bailey Tour and Biennial Lunch to the Phoenix Porto visit. And learn about HMS Warrior!

The Flame - Issue 5

A welcome from our new Chairman, reports on Chelsea Physic Garden, Dragon Boats, Champagne tea, life after being Lady Mayoress and lots more.  Read on …

The Flame - Issue 2

Highlights – Our visit to the Fan Museum, a reflection on a year as Sheriff’s consort from Stephen Rigden, and three insights into life after mistress-ship.

The Flame - Issue 7

Read about our visit
to the Queen’s House and the Painted Hall in Greenwich, and a moving article from Nicola Barclay gives us a snapshot of living with a hidden disability

The Flame - Issue 4

In this edition, we are delighted to feature an article on life as Lady Mayoress from our vice-president Samantha Bowman; an update on the Biennial Lunch and the AGM.

The Flame - Issue 1

The inaugural edition of The Flame contains a look back at the educational and enjoyable visit to the Wallace Collection, an amusing reminiscence from one of our Vice-Presidents, Samantha Bowman, on her year as consort to Charles and background on our motto “Surgere in Lumine”.