The Foreman of The Guildable Manor (2016-2017)
The Guildable Manor of Southwark
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Guildable Manor, Colechurch House, London Bridge Walk, London. SE1 2SX
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Peter Gadbury FRICS
Peter Gadbury has taken office as Foreman of the Guildable Manor of Southwark for a second time.
Peter is from Southwark, having grown up in the old borough of Bermondsey and worked for much of his career as a chartered surveyor in the Borough. 

After school in Rotherhithe and the local grammar school St. Olaveís, when it was at Tower Bridge, he trained at Leicester College of Art and Design, now De Montfort University, and later took a post graduate Masterís degree at Reading University.  After stints at the Metropolitan Police Surveyorsí Department and a City based practice, he worked for a professional consultancy based in Borough High Street.

As a building surveyor, he advised on property matters for both local and nationally based companies, including the redevelopment of the old Wembley Stadium.  However, he particularly enjoyed acting for the Borough Market Trustees and the United Charities of St Saviourís, generally known as the Corporation of Wardens, on their various properties in and around the Borough Market.  His regular inspections of their buildings and structures developed a detailed knowledge of the area and its history.

He was invited to become a Juror of the Guildable Manor when the Superintendent and Clerk of the Market acted also for the Manor as its Clerk, as the jurors were mostly chosen from the long-established traders.  At that time the Manor was an integral part of the business and social life of the Market and the annual Court Leet was held in the small but magnificent Art Deco boardroom of the Trustees of the Market.

Peter witnessed the decline of the wholesale fruit and veg market during the 1990ís due to changes in the trade and the disruption from the construction of the Jubilee line.  The decline also affected the Manor as the number of Jurors dwindled.  However, the foresight and activity of a small group of new Jurors at that time saw the continuation of the Manor.  Peter was pleased to have assisted and is not a little proud to see the Manorís growth to its present vitality and engagement with the City and local community.

He served as an officer during that period and was elected Foreman for 2000.  He has continued to support the Manor and is delighted he has the opportunity again to serve the Manor and its Jurors in 2017