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Present and former Wardens, Guardians and Directors gather before today's Interim AGM in the foyer of Assay Office Birmingham.

wardens&guardians gather together

Michael proudly wears his Assay Master badge of office at one of his final official functions.


Order in the room and let the meeting commence....

order in the room

Following an informative final presentation by outgoing CE & Assay Master Michael Allchin, the Chairman - Kate Hartigan presented him with retirement gifts on behalf of the Wardens, Guardians and Directors.

3 day pass to silverstone grand prix

Michael will be swapping the Anchor - the mark of Assay Office Birmingham - for a steering wheel.  His has a 3 day pass for the July Grand Prix at Silverstone.

biscuit barrel - hart

This magnificent silver biscuit barrel studded with amethyst - complete with dark chocolate and ginger biscuits was also presented to Michael.

interim meeting

wade and penny

An informal lunch was served following the presentations  which gave everyone a chance to catch up with each other's news and, views.

Look out for Michael in the Jewellery Quarter later today.......

michael with retirement gifts



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