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Insight into the Worshipful Company of Chandlers

The Thaxted Day centre was the venue for Arthur Davey, Master of the Worshipful Company of Chandlers to tell us all about the history of the company and give us many insights into its historic and current activities.

A definite buzz of approval was heard as we were told about the history of the phrase ‘at 6s and 7s’ and why we refer to carnival ‘’floats’.

We were intrigued by the depictions of beekeeping from the past and could not always understand fully what was being shown. There were the usual signs of a successful meeting with much discussion after both on the beekeeping links and the insights into the customs of the City of London.

Our thanks to Deryck Johnson for suggesting this meeting and for Arthur for an excellent presentation.

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