The Refounded Company
The Company was refounded in 1977 and its 21st century objectives include:
- The promotion of interest in all aspects of the footwear and leather industry.
- To join with other Guilds in religious and civic gatherings and activities.
- To promote interest in all aspects of the original Company.
Today the Company has a full social programme, which reaches a climax at the Charter Weekend in May when a formal dinner on Saturday preceeds the Court (similar to an Annual General Meeting) on Sunday morning at which new members are admitted, with a procession to and from the annual service at the Guild Church of All Saints Pavement. This is attended by representatives of other Guilds and often the Lord Mayor and Sheriff and their consorts. There is a further dinner at Martinmas (October) and regular social events, including visits, talks, etc..