The RHF Museum Heritage Appeal got off to a flying start when Brigadier Joe d’Inverno generously donated the proceeds of his Choosing Dinner to the Appeal; which had the distinction of being the very first fundraising event of the Appeal!
Brigadier d’Inverno was installed as the Deacon of the Incorporation of Fleshers of the Trades House of Glasgow at his Choosing Dinner in November 2014 and his chosen charity for that splendid evening was our Appeal. Now that all monies have been collected and counted – the great news is that the grand total is more than was expected!
On Wednesday 20 May 2015, in the opulent surroundings of the Satinwood Room of Glasgow City Chambers, Brigadier d’Inverno presented Major General Euan Loudon CBE, Chairman of the Regimental Trustees, with a cheque for a whopping £5,112.
The Fleshers became an incorporation in 1580 to regulate the affairs of those who provided meat for the growing population of Glasgow. There were rules against “market dues of unfreemen bringing their beasts to town and provisions against the throwing out of bags, paunches and tripes upon the High Street”. The trading monopoly of the Fleshers, along with those of all the Scottish Incorporations, was abolished in 1846.
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