Minute Book 1767

The Worshipful Company of Fletchers’ minute books begin in 1767.  Minutes of Court were hand-written in the minute book from 1767 to 1952. Thereafter the minutes were typed out on sheets of paper and stuck into the minute book. From 1996 they were word processed.

The picture above shows the minutes for the Court meeting on 26 January 1767, which was held at the George and Vulture tavern; the oath of a liveryman is on the left-hand side of the page.

Later minute books contain some fascinating snippets including the hire of a horse drawn omnibus in 1845 to take the Court to Richmond and a dinner at Crystal Palace in 1874.