Around 40 Members of the District along with their partners, families and friends assembled in the bar at Mark Masons' Hall for the AMD District of London Spring Lunch Event. The bar was buzzing with greetings and chatter. Attendees were then called to make their way down to the Earl of Euston room which was bathed in the spring sunshine through the large windows which look out over St. James and Pall Mall.

After lunch, Richard Criddle introduced Mark Smith as our speaker for the event. Mark proceeded to engage the room with an enthralling account of the Battle of Waterloo. Mark strode around the room building a picture of the battle field, using the dining tables to represent three of the key areas of the battle. Mark gave interesting background on the main protagonists, and a very descriptive account of how the battle built and was won and lost at key points. There was also some very gory details of what was a "bloody" battle. At the conclusion of his talk Mark received a rousing round of applause and then took some questions from those in attendance.

The event concluded with the District Grand Prefect, Colin Woodcock MBE, thanking Mark for his talk, everyone who attended the event and to Richard Criddle for organising the event.

Photos from the event can be viewed here