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Friends excursions: Clothworkers’ Hall

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Friday 24 November 2017
11am — 12.15pm

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Banqueting Hall, Clothworkers' Hall

Join Friends for this tour of Clothworkers’ Hall, one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1528, the original purpose of the Clothworkers’ Company was to protect its members and promote the craft of cloth-finishing within the City of London. Today the company continues to promote textiles and provides support for the nation’s textile heritage. The present hall was opened in 1958 and is the sixth on site. Previous halls were lost through disasters, such as the Blitz and the Great Fire of London, or were simply upgraded to provide more comfortable surroundings for the company.

Following a presentation on the history of the company and its hall, we privately tour its main ceremonial and private rooms and see the Art Deco-styled entrance hall, trompe l’oeil paintings, tapestry-hung staircase, the collection of portraits and the wonderful Livery Hall with its five armorial windows designed by Hugh Easton, who also designed the Battle of Britain memorial window in Westminster Abbey.

An afternoon tour of the Clothworker’s Hall will be held on the same day from 2-3.15pm.

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Friday 24 November 2017

11am — 12.15pm

Meet at Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3