Live Freedom Ceremonies Return to the Guildhall!

Live Freedom Ceremonies Return to the Guildhall!

The Master and the Deputy Master were recently invited to the Freedom Ceremony at the Guildhall of Liveryman Claire Gapper.

The Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court, Murray Craig, presented Claire with her Freedom Certificate, written by the Court Calligrapher on sheepskin parchment and, with the Rules for the Conduct of Life, he extended his right hand of fellowship and greeted her as a new Freeman and a citizen of London. To become a Freeman of the City of London is very special and a very ancient tradition, going back to the 13th Century. In medieval times, it gave the recipient the right to trade in the City.