Goring on Thames Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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24 May 2017The Great Twelve - An Introduction to the Senior Livery Companies of the City of London - pre-lecture information
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The Great Twelve - An Introduction to the Senior Livery Companies of the City of London - pre-lecture information
Fenella Billington
Wednesday 24 May 2017

Livery Companies originated when Medieval merchants banded together to form guilds and fraternities.  They were probably in existence before the Norman Conquest and are still influential bodies maintaining fine Livery Halls with art treasures and contents of historical value.  Supporting charitable causes and playing a large part in the field of education, a number of companies have extensive interests in schools and universities and many maintain almshouses.