Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

St Crispin’s Day: shoemakers’ holiday

Patriotic Britons and lovers of Shakespeare remember the 25th October with the stirring words from Henry V on the eve of the 1415 Battle of Agincourt.

The loss of the hall

On 10 May 1941, London was subjected to one of the most intense nights of bombing of the Blitz.

Stepping into Northampton’s new footwear gallery

Opening on 20 June 2020, the expansion of Northampton Museum & Art Gallery is great news for footwear fans. Northampton’s unrivalled historic shoe collection will have a dedicated new gallery.

A Nobel Cordwainer

In the world of Nobel laureates, October is awards month. Born 155 years ago, Austen Chamberlain is (so far) the only Cordwainer to have been so honoured.