The Manorial Society
of Great Britain

MSGB Royal pictures

Reception at Claridges after the Domesday Service at Westminster Abbey (1986), the Chairman of the National Committee for the 900th Anniversary of Domesday Book, Mr Robert Smith, welcomes (from left) Cecil Humphery-Smith OBE and Sir Colin Cole KCB KCVO, Garter Principal King of Arms Domesday Service (Westminster Abbey) 1986, the Chairman welcomes the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Roger Bramble HM The Queen visited the Domesday Exhibition at the Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, London, and afterwards attended a reception at the Royal Courts of Justice. Here the Chairman, Mr Robert Smith, is presented to The Queen by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham
The Chairman (left) presents members of the National Committee to I-IM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother before the Service The procession forms for the Domesday Service, led by a colour sergeant, carrying a facsimile of Domedsy Book, followed by Sir Colin Cole, together with three of six further Heralds, representing the seven circuits of the Domesday commissioners of 1086 Domesday Service, the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, the Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone, arrives at the Abbey
The Society was much involved with the Armada Quatercentenary Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, in 1988. Here, HRH The Prince of Wales KG inaugurates the Exhibition, watched by Mr Richard Ormond, Director, Mr Robert Smith, and Michael Montague (later Lord Montague of Oxford), who sponsored the Royal Armada, published by the Society, which sold 150,000 copies A reception at the House of Lords (1994) centre, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, right, Celia Lipton-Farris DStJ (sponsor of The House of Lords, a thousand years of British tradition, published by the Society), and left, Mr Bert Sokol A Society dinner at the Cavalry and Guards Club (1984) for Lord Home of the Hirsel KT, Prime Minister (1963-4) and Foreign Secretary (1970-74); left Mr Jack Smith CBE and right HE Archbishop Bruno Heim, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio
Mr Robert Smith is presented to HRH The Prince of Wales KG with (from left) Mr Joseph Deva (now an MEP) and Michael Montagu. Just to the right and behind The Prince of Wales is Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Lewin of Greenwich, Chairman of Trustees of the National Maritime Museum The Chairman (centre) with Mr Norman Fisher, Bailiff of the Manor of Henley in Arden, Warwickshire (left) and the Town Cryer to the Lord of the Manor (right)