Dinnercard 27 January 1953

Dinners have always been an important and highly enjoyable part of the Fletchers’ calendar.  The dinnercard shown is for the 27 January 1953 dinner at Skinners’ Hall.

Dinners seemed to follow every Court Meeting since at least the mid-eighteenth century, and the whole Livery were invited to the dinner on St Mary Magdalene’s Day.  Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, the Court became more imaginative about its choice of location for the summer dinner.  On 22 July 1846 it was held at the Star and Garter in Richmond; 1847’s dinner was at the Brunswick Tavern and Crystal Palace was the venue from 1865 for several years.  Dinners in modern times are now held in the Farmers’ and Fletchers’ Hall in Cloth Street.

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