Stained Glass Window

This stained glass window can be found in the Guildhall’s west crypt, which was restored in 1973.  The Worshipful Company of Fletchers successfully balloted to donate a window.

The commission for the creation of the window was overseen by Past Master A P Hughes and placed with the stained-glass artist Brian Thomas.  The design, as suggested by Mr Thomas and approved by the Court of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers, reads:

Of all forms of physical exercise, Archery has the deepest roots in legend and romance.  The design therefore includes Hercules, the Archer – Founder of the Olympic Games, and Cupid, God of Love – not forgetting Cock Robin and William Tell’s Apple.  The oak-tree and the stricken hart behind the Company’s Coat of Arms suggests Sherwood Forest.

The window was installed and formally ‘opened’ on 8 April 1974 by the Lord Mayor.


From ‘The Fletchers’ Company of London 1969 to 2010’ by Michael Roberts MA MCLIP, Honorary Archivist to the Company