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Phil   Link to this

The location can also be seen on this map:

Arbor   Link to this

It's worth looking at the above map... thanks Phil. After 30 years of working in the 'City' it's amazing how much can still be traced on the ground. Worth a visit... you bet!

Terry F   Link to this

Clothworker's Hall, Mincing Lane
Drawn by Tho. H. Shepherd.
Engraved by W. Wallis

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Samuel Pepys and the Clothworkers' Hall

Given the importance of currying favour at Court, it might have seemed useful to elect as Master [ of the Clothworkers' Company ] in 1677 Samuel Pepys, then best known as a senior naval civil servant.

Although Pepys's diary terminates before he served as Master, it mentions events which must have had great impact on the Company. He noted that the 1665 Plague was particularly virulent in the vicinity of Clothworkers' Hall. And in 1666, he described the effect of the Great Fire of London on the building: 'But strange it was to see Cloathworkers-hall on fire these three days and nights in one body of Flame'

Terry Foreman   Link to this

In 1677 Samuel Pepys, the tailor's son, is elected Master of The Clothworkers’ Company, whose purpose was to protect its members and promote the craft of cloth-finishing within the City of London.

Bill   Link to this

Clothworkers' Hall, on the east side of Mincing Lane, FenChurch Street; the Hall of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of Freemen of the Art and Mystery of Clothworkers of the City of London, the twelfth on the list of the Twelve Great Companies. The original hall was destroyed in the Great Fire.
Pepys presented in 1678 a "Loving Cup," which is used on all festive occasions. It is a large standing goblet and cover of silver, with flowers and scrolls, weighing 116 ounces.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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