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Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

History has a strange way of repeating itself. Today, exactly 120 years since the opening of the celebrated Boot and Shoe Exhibition at Cordwainers Hall in 1895, we are thrilled to be attending the launch of the V&A’s new exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, which is being supported by the Cordwainers Company.

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Prince Arthur Cup 2015

The Prince Arthur Cup was presented to the Coachmakers’ Company in 1927. This large silver-gilt trophy was to be competed for annually by the Livery Companies of London in a foursomes’ golf tournament, played in recent years at Walton Heath. 

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The Shoemaker’s Holiday

Literature is not exactly flooded with stories about shoemakers, so when the RSC revives Thomas Dekker’s comedy, The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Cordwainers are bound to sit up and pay attention.

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Cordwainers at the V&A

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers is delighted to be supporting a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum: Shoes – Pleasure and Pain will open on 13 June 2015.