Saturday, 23 June 2012

Butcher Baker


The Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery was designed to celebrate 850 years of London's Livery Companies through a display of some of their treasure. Starting today with a special evening reception, the exhibition is then open to the public until 23rd September. Treasures range from the Weavers Charter of 1155 through to a from life painting of Henry VIII handing the Charter to the Barber Surgeons in 1541. More up to date was the impressive Goldsmiths plate to commemorate the Millennium. A truly impressive display of the origins, craft and pageantry of the Livery.

While the Marketors treasures were not included, our skills were on display in all aspects of the marketing of the exhibition. This was because our Court Assistant Peter Rees, via the Outreach Programme, had been supporting this aspect of the project; he was also in attendance this evening. Attended by almost all Livery Masters and other City dignitaries and supporters this was a delightful opening of an impressive display.

John Flynn
Master Marketor

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