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Treasures of the Livery Company Halls

1.30 pm Monday  January 6th 2020

The City of London is home to no fewer than forty Livery Company Halls, almost as many as existed immediately prior to the Great Fire of London. Many of the Halls succumbed to the fire, others to the Blitz, and several to the property developer, but they all contain a wealth of treasures in art, sculpture, stained glass, silverware and furniture. Collectively the Livery Companies are custodians of an immense array of treasures of national significance including many Royal portraits such as that of HM The Queen during her Golden Jubilee year, commissioned by the Drapers’ Company which with the Sandringham Branch of the Women’s Institute is one of only two organisations of which The Queen is a member.

Lecturer:  Paul Jagger is a Court Assistant of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and author of The City of London Freeman’s Guide - the definitive concise guide to the City of London’s customs, ceremonies, officers, institutions, landmarks and traditions. He is also the author of the History of The Worshipful Company of Marketors and the Pitkin guide to the Square Mile.  He has a particular interest in the treasures and heraldry of the City’s Livery Companies. In April 2016 Paul received the City’s prestigious Root and Branch Award from the Lord Mayor of the City of London for his work in promoting awareness and understanding of the City of London and its Livery Companies, particularly their beneficial impact on wider society.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm Monday  January 6th 2020

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Arts Society, Bath is a member of The Arts Society, an Art Education Charity