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23 March 2020STATIONERS’ HALL
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STATIONERS’ HALL
Monday 23 March 2020

Cost: £12   Maximum No: 30

600 years ago most craftsmen in London were itinerant.  However the manuscript writers and illuminators decided to concentrate their efforts and set up stalls or ‘stations’ around St Paul’s Cathedral.  Because of this they were given the nickname ‘Stationers’ and this was the obvious choice of name for the guild they established in 1403. 

When printing came to England in the late 15th century the Stationers had the good sense to embrace it and have continued to adapt to the many changes in the Communications and Content industry ever since. 

Technology may have changed from pen and ink to printing and on-line links but the name has always remained the same.  The Stationers’ Company is unique for a 600 year old company in that 90% of members are involved in the industry.

We will enter Stationers’ Hall through the Church of St Martin-within-Ludgate and have a guided tour of the building.  Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available after the tour.

NOTE:  This is a listed building with many different levels and many stairs and you should feel confident of your ability to cope.

Meet just through the ticket barrier at St Paul’s underground station on the Central Line no later than 2.10pm for a short walk to the building ready for a 2.30pm start.