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Tour of Saddlers' Hall

  • May 30, 2014 · 1:30 PM
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Come along on Friday 30th May for a tour of Saddlers' Hall.


About Saddlers' Hall

In the heart of the City of London, just a few yards from St. Paul’s Cathedral, stands the magnificent hall of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers.

Built in a neo classical style, the current (and 4th) Hall of the Saddlers Company stands on land that has been occupied by each incarnation of the Hall since 1395.

The Guild became a Company when a Royal Charter of Incorporation was granted by King Edward III in 1363. The City granted the Company the right to regulate the trade of saddle-making; all saddlers in and within two miles of the City were subject to the Company's regulations.

Nowadays the Company retains strong affiliations with the saddlery trade, it supports many good causes and has strong links with the Household Cavalry, as well as with other regiments and Livery Companies traditionally involved with leather or horses.

Cost for the tour is £5 per person (payable on the day) and includes tea & coffee in the hall when we arrive.

Afterwards we will head to a local pub for a chat over a drink.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

Look out for the group sign -

Hope to see you there!

Robert
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  • nahid

    It was another pleasant and informative meet up hero interesting. Thank you Robert.

    June 3, 2014

  • GARETH

    Well presented,informative and interesting visit. Thanks to all concerned.

    June 1, 2014

  • Linda C

    Although a smaller, less ornate livery hall than some others, this was more than compensated for by a well-thought out, informative and entertaining talk and tour given by the Beadle. With refreshments and an opportunity to examine some of the silverware at close quarters (followed by a visit to a local pub), a very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks, Robert.

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Peter B.

    Excellent. The Beadle was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. I thought the quiz idea was brilliant even though my team lost by a 'short neck'. Thanks for organising a very enjoyable visit Robert.

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • sheila r.

    Very enjoyable tour and the beadle was excellent, lively and entertaining. Loved the silver carousel on display.

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Hildegard S.

    An excellent and informative tour, which gave a very good insight into the workings of a Livery Company.
    Charming, knowledgeable Beadle.
    Thank you Robert

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Ed

    Good to see places one cannot get to see on one's own, credit to Robert for arranging this - and other like trips. A well-presented visit, though the building and contents were somewhat less impressive than some other livery houses I have seen - including Fishmongers which again Robert organised. No doubt being bombed in 1940 didn't help.... Still, some nice silverware I wouldn't have minded shoplifting.... Just needed a horse (and saddle) to gallop off with it!

    May 31, 2014

  • Jacquelyn

    A wonderful opportunity to tour and learn more about one of the oldest Livery companies - specially enjoyed our informative and charming Beadle and chatting to other interesting Cultureseekers...... Thanks so much for organising, Robert......

    May 30, 2014

  • Diane U.

    Great good fun--the beadle clearly enjoyed his work!

    May 30, 2014

  • Robert

    Brilliant tour!

    May 30, 2014

  • marilyn

    Enjoyed the tour very much.

    May 30, 2014

  • Denise

    Excellent!

    May 30, 2014

  • Hilary

    Very good tour and interesting. Thank you Robert.

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent tour.

    May 30, 2014

  • Ros d.

    Really excellent

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Robert, could you please, let me know, when would be the final call to join the group? Still on the waiting list but not aware of my position and if it would be unlikely for me to get in.
    Thank you

    May 30, 2014

  • Bramwell

    So sorry, I have just been told I have to work tomorrow, and cannot attend. Glad there are many on the waiting list, one of whom can take the place.

    May 29, 2014

  • Beate W.

    I am sorry but I have to cancel as I cannot take the time off from the office

    May 29, 2014

  • Zofia

    Apologies, but I have just found out that I will be working tomorrow, so unable to attend this meetup sadly...

    May 29, 2014

  • Mary L.

    Robert - I would now like to bring two guests. Please confirm. Ta.

    May 29, 2014

  • Carole A.

    Sorry I will not be able to make Saddlers Hall on Friday as I have a hospital appointment.

    May 29, 2014

  • Sarah

    Hi Robert - sorry I've had to drop out at short notice - not keeping up with my work. Hope to see you all again soon. Best, Sarah

    May 29, 2014

  • Kim W.

    Dear Robert, Please could you let me know where I am on the waiting list and if you think there may be a chance I will get a place? I would very much like to go and if a place comes up for me I will take it. Many thanks! Kim

    May 29, 2014

    • Robert

      You are 11 places down the waiting list, so a lot of people will have to drop off the Yes list for you to get on.

      May 29, 2014

  • Ellie C.

    Hello Robert, hope you well! I am greatly interested in joining tomorrow....would it be a way to know that I eventually will get entrance? Hopefully....
    Thank you !
    Ellie

    May 29, 2014

    • Robert

      We are restricted on numbers and you are quite a way down the waiting list, so you are unlikely to get on. We will be repeating the visit in the future.

      May 29, 2014

  • sylvia h.

    Sorry Robert, I have to cancel. I was so looking forward to this but my grandson has broken his wrist. I hope you all have a great time.
    Sylvia

    May 29, 2014

  • John W.

    Alas, having signed up, we won't be able to make it. That makes two free places.

    May 28, 2014

  • Sandie

    Have to pull out of this so there's a free place - hope you all have a good time!

    May 27, 2014

  • Beate W.

    New Forest and Colchester were my very first outings with the cultureseekers - absolutely brilliant!

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • marilyn

    looking forward to this.

    May 20, 2014

  • Richard C.

    Looking forward to this visit. The Livery Companies buildings give an insight into an arcane medieval world which is different from our own modern experience.

    May 10, 2014

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  • Jacquelyn
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  • Denise
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  • Lara G.
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  • Linda C
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