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WCoMC's History

From Guild to Worshipful Company

The story of our 'Road to Livery' was documented in 2004; please download a copy by clicking on the image to the left.

We began life as a Guild of the City of London in 1992 and became a ‘Company without Livery’ in 1999. In 2004, the Court of Aldermen granted the Company’s petition to become a fully-fledged Livery Company of the City of London, followed by the 'clothing' of our Court. Later that year, we received our Letters Patent and our company was formally clothed. Our Royal Charter was presented to us by the Earl of Wessex in 2008, the final stage of confirming our legal status as a Livery Company.

Our progression is illustrated below:

The petition that was approved by
the Court of Aldermen, 4th May 2004



Clothing of the Company on
30th September 2004, Carpenters’ Hall







Presentation of Letters Patent on
17th September 2004, Mansion House



Presentation of the Royal Charter on
7th May 2008 by the Earl of Wessex