The Refounded Company
Events open to the Public
20th Century Past Masters of the Company
21st Century Past Masters of the Company
The Cordwainers and the 2010 Mystery Plays
The old Cordwainers Hall in Hungate
New Master 2011/2012
Charter Weekend 2010
Court of Assistants 2009 - 2010
Charter Weekend 2010
|The most important event of the Comapany of Cordwainers year, is the Charter Weekend.
Traditionally this opens with the Master Elect meeting guests from the London and Scottish Guilds and introducing them to the City of York.
The Annual Charter Dinner of the Company which took place at the Merchant Aventurers Hall was proceeded by the swearing in of the new Master.
The Dinner was attended by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor of York, Councillor John Galvin, The Sheriff of York, Jill Burnet and their respective partners. the Provost of Kirkudbright, the Mayor of Richmond and his Lady together with Govenors, Deacons, Masters and Wardens of Companies/Guilds and Trade Houses from York, London, Richmond, Irvine, Kirkcudbright, Glasgow and Aberdeen and members of the Company and their guests.
The main speaker was Professor Diane Willcocks, who was in her first day of retirement from the post of Vice Chancellor of the University of St John
|Sunday starts with the meeting of the Court of Assistants, resumed from the previous day. This is the A.G.M. of the Company and terminates with the swearing-in of newly elected Members and the Officers of the Court for the new year.
Pictured Left to right Matthgew Reid, Beadle, Jacqui Talbot, Master Elect, Michael Greenwood, Master, David Hobman Clerk (in the foreground and James Webster, Immediate Past Master.
Procession to All Saints, Pavement for the Charter Day Service
|The Clerk and Beadle, lead the procession to the Guild Church of All Saints, Pavement for the Annual Service conducted by the Company Chaplain Rev. Chris Cullwick.
The Company were joined by the Civic Party for the Service, and afterwards the Company Clerk and Beadle led the procession to the Company's Hall at the Bedern.
Pictured left to right David Hobman, Clerk, Matthew Reid, Beadle, Michael Greenwood, Master 2010/11, Jacqui Talbot, Master Elect, James Webster, Immediate Past Master.
New Master's Lady's Jewel
| A new jewel for the Master's Lady was first used in 2009.
The idea of this jewel was instigated by The Chamberlain and Past Master Elizabeth Marshall. The designer/artist chosen was Pamela Dickinson of Driffield who based the design on a Yorkshire Rose and the Company Coat of Arms. She welcomed the opportunity to create a jewel which incorporated her wide range of skills and to mark her affection for Yorkshire which has been her home throughout her working life.
The commissioning was made possible by the generosity of Past Master, Prof. Peter Dale.
The new jewel compliments the silver Goat's Head Jewel which is worn by a Lady Master's Consort.
Photograph by James Webster, Immediate Psst Master