25 October 2022
16 November 2022
Meetings of Common Hall 2022
24 June 2022 & 29 Sep 2022
Eligible Liverymen who wish to attend to vote and/or attend lunch at Tallow Chandler’s afterwards please book in online/contact the Clerk.
2022 Sheep Drive and Livery Fair
Sunday 25 September
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Lord Mayor's Summer Bulletin
27 July 2022
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Latest St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Newsletter
Mercian Regiment Update
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Suited and Booted newsletter
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City of London Livery Briefing
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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
Lionel Green and Alex Cameron have arranged a morning of golf followed by lunch at Cuddington Golf Club (Banstead, Surrey) on Thursday 27th October, reviving an annual tradition that has fallen by the wayside in recent years. Bowyers will be competing for the Forrester Cup and may bring up to two guests, there are around 15 entries but more will be most welcome. Please contact Lionel on email@example.com if you are interested.
On Thursday afternoon, 28 July 2022, the 2nd Battalion of the Mercian Regiment held its Final Parade at Weeton Barracks (near Preston) on the day of its disbanding, as the Mercian Regiment shrinks from two Regular battalions to one. The Bowyers had been invited, and Past Master Tony Kench and Liveryman Jon Preece were delighted to have had the opportunity to represent the Company.
The New Master’s Installation for Nigel Heilpern was held on 6th July at St Botolph’s Without Bishopsgate followed by lunch at the Mercer restaurant in Threadneedle Street. The service was rousing and supported by wonderful music from the choir at the Church.
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.