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Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

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.

William Marsden, Doctor and Cordwainer

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of William Marsden MD, Cordwainer, and more famously, founder of two great London hospitals.

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.