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City of London Ceremonies inc. John Stow Quill ceremony - guided walk
Mon 24 April 2017, 15:30 – 18:30 BST
On the day that commemorates one of London's earliest and most influential historians, come on a guided tour celebrating the City's ancient traditions and customs.
Our ancient City of London has customs, pageantry, institutions and traditions stretching back through the proverbial ‘mists of time’. Today's walk continues my popular series celebrating some of these colourful and often little-known events, including today the gift of a new quill to the monument to John Stow (1525-1605) in St Andrew Undershaft. The event is overseen by the Merchant Tailors' Company, where a lecture in his honour will be delivered after the ceremony.
Hear about the origins and role of the City of London and the mayoralty - then and now - while learning about fascinating traditions still celebrated by institutions including livery companies, Freemen, monarchy, religious organisations and long-deceased charitable benefactors.
(NB - exact timings still to be confirmed).
Meet in front of the Royal Exchange for a short walk to the church. After attending the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to attend the lecture.