Livery Companies

Some articles on livery companies, companies:

Participants in The Lord Mayor's Show - Great Twelve Livery Companies
... The Great Twelve Livery Companies—the Mercers, Grocers, Drapers, Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Merchant Taylors, Skinners, Haberdashers, Salters, Ironmongers ...
Hall (concept) - Other Aspects - Livery Companies
... Many Livery Companies such as the Mercers in the City of London, have a Hall which serves as their headquarters and meeting place ...
Knighten Guilde - Origin
... simply performed religious duties, later taken on by livery companies, a Royal Commission report says, "the companies of London prove to have sprung from a number of guilds ... Though according to the Livery Companies Commission, the Guild was believed to have been absorbed into London's livery companies ...
Great Twelve City Livery Companies
... The livery companies are trade associations in the City of London, almost all of which are known as the "Worshipful Company of..." their relevant trade, craft or profession ... The medieval companies originally developed as guilds and were responsible for the regulation of their trades, controlling, for instance, wages and labour conditions ... Some of the livery companies continue to have a professional role today for example, the Scriveners' Company admits senior members to that profession ...

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