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Livery Companies and Halls

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Beating the Bounds and Thrashing the Thames
Beating the Bounds and Thrashing the Thames

Beating the Bounds and Thrashing the Thames

Beating the Bounds is an ancient custom still observed in many English parishes on Ascension Day – the 40th day after Easter – including, fortunately for me, a parish within the City of London. The roots of the tradition go

May
14
2010
The Annual Vintners Procession
The Annual Vintners Procession

The Annual Vintners Procession

Another old City of London tradition occurred today as the Company of Vintners carried out their ancient procession to a local church following the inauguration of a new Master.

Jul
08
2009
A Ripping Yarn of Silver and Salt
A Ripping Yarn of Silver and Salt

A Ripping Yarn of Silver and Salt

Not normally open to the public, the building does host a few exhibitions each year that are free for the public to visit, so this morning I wandered along to have a look at a silverware display focusing on that most common of table condiments - salt.

Apr
04
2009