Private tour of the Fishmongers Hall, London - SOLD OUT
- Fishmongers Hall |
- Guided Tour |
- Monday, 9 November 2015 - 14:00 until 16:30
The Fishmonger's Company is one of the twelve great livery companies of the City of London and being over 700 year old is among the most ancient of the City Guilds.
The Fishmongers Hall was fully restored to it's former glory after being destroyed, first in the Great Fire and then by WW1 bombs.
The Hall has a fascinating history and many treasures. These include the dagger with which Lord Mayor Walworth killed Wat Tayler in 1381, the first portrait of her Majesty The Queen by Pietro Annigoni, an impressive collection of 17th and 18th century silver, a priceless embroidered 15th century funeral pall, two portraits by George Romney and river scenes painted by Samuel Scott.
The Company retains many of it's ancient trade duties unlike some other Livery Companies. It is closely involved with monitoring salmon and fresh water fishing as well as the catching of shellfish throughout UK waters. It encourages research through grants and sponsorship, publishes books on fish and is also a significant educational charity.
This event has been organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.