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Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

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.

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. 

New Freemen and Liverymen admitted to the Company

Three leading figures in the footwear industry have been admitted to the freedom of the Company, all of whom have worked closely with the Cordwainers over the past few years.

2020 Vision

Four simple aims will take us and our associated charities to a better place, and make our Company stronger.