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Lord Mayor’s Election
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St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate October 2021 Newsletter
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Mercian Regiment Update
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Tracing Your Bowyer Ancestors
The Worshipful Company of Bowyers supported the RollCo project by providing transcriptions of admission records which are now freely available online at www.londonroll.org
The Worshipful Company of Bowyers is one of the older and smaller of the City of London's livery companies. We celebrate our piece of history, we work hard at our charitable activity, and we provide a convivial sociable environment that keeps our members engaged... Find out more
The magnificent Drapers' Hall was the venue selected for the Bowyers' 400th Anniversary of the Royal Charter Banquet and provided a superb backdrop to an excellent evening of good food, fine wine and excellent company. A total of 115 Bowyers and their guests, gathered together to mark the occasion in fine Bowyers' style.
On the 8th September 22 Bowyers and their guests gathered at the Market Porter in Borough Market to enjoy each other’s company and listen to a fascinating talk from Past Master Tony Kench.
In early August Court Assistant Mark Elliott and myself together with Lt Col Bill Temminck (Through Life Care Officer for the Mercian Regiment) and Brig Peter Dennis (Regimental Secretary – Mercian Regiment) had the pleasure of visiting the two Mercian Regiment Pensioners at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at the rehearsal for the rehearsal of the Governor’s Review of the Pensioners of the Royal Hospital.
The arms of the Company were granted by Sir Thomas Holme, Clarenceux King of Arms on 10 November 1488. The main charge is the 'flote' which was a device for planing and smoothing the bow stave. The chevron has no special meaning but is simply to separate the 'flotes' in the design. It is commonly found at this time in arms granted to corporations, livery companies and others. Likewise, so far as we know the mullets are merely decorative.
The Crest of three bows may represent the product in use and ties up neatly with the motto: Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt.
The Supporters were granted in July 1996. The dexter is a representative of a medieval bowyer in the livery of his Company (black and white) holding a 'flote' as one of the tools of his trade. The sinister, a representation of an archer of the time of Agincourt symbolises the product in use.
The supporters stand upon a green mound which is strewn with pointed stakes set at an angle such as were used by the archers at Agincourt as a defence against cavalry.