Guild Events

Reception & Dinner - Skinners' Hall
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Dress: Black Tie

The first Skinners met in local taverns or churches. As they became wealthier they began to pay for more permanent rooms. By the end of the 13th Century they were using the building that became Skinners' Hall, then known as the Copped Hall, where they have remained to this day. The Skinners' Company ranks either number 6 or number 7 in the order of precedence amongst the City's Livery Companies, alternating annually with the Merchant Taylors as a result of an as yet unresolved mediaeval dispute over which Company was founded first. To celebrate mid-summer in the best traditions, the Master is arranging a special dinner in this most attractive, ancient hall. Weather permitting, the reception will be held on the Fountain Roof Terrace, prior to members and guests taking their places for a traditional City Livery dinner in the Great Hall, which is panelled with paintings by the Anglo-Welsh artist, Sir Frank Brangwyn. The event will be rounded off by a special after-dinner speaker.

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