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Worshipful Company of Girdlers

Worshipful Company of Girdlers
Girdlers' Hall.jpg
LocationGirdlers' Hall,
Basinghall Avenue,
London EC2V 5DD
Date of formation1449; 570 years ago (1449)
Company associationLeather industries
Order of precedence23rd
Master of companyCharlie Crowther-Smith
MottoGive Thanks To God

The Worshipful Company of Girdlers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London.

Girdlers were granted the right to regulate their trade in the City from 1327 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1449. Girdlers, or makers of belts and girdles, are no longer closely related to their original trade. Along with the products of many other Livery Companies, girdles have become of less importance than in medieval times. However, the Company continues its long tradition as a charitable body.[1][2]

The Girdlers' Company ranks twenty-third in the order of precedence of City Livery Companies. The Company's motto is Give Thanks To God.


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