Dispensing optician Huntly Taylor was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) on Wednesday 2 October during the company’s annual service at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London.
Following the service, a lunch was held at the historical Apothecaries Hall attended by visiting Masters of City Livery Companies, senior representatives from ABDO and guests from across the world of vision correction.
Commenting on his appointment, Huntly said: “Having been coming to Apothecaries Hall since receiving my Freedom of the Company in 1995 I am very proud to become Master.”
A dispensing optician who established his own practice in Brighton in 1993, Huntly was a founder director of the Eyecare Information Service and served on the ABDO board for many years. He was awarded Life Membership of the Association in 2016.
Huntly chaired the Board of Trustees of ABDO College at Godmersham in Kent, and his support of optical education also manifested itself as he served as a Trustee of the WCSM Educational Trust.
Immediate ABDO past president, Fiona Anderson, was also welcomed to the Court.