The Worshipful
Company of Basketmakers

Let Us Love One Another


News from your Clerk 
Our Basketry Showcase took place at The Dutch Church on 8th March.  We were honoured to welcome HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, an Honoraray Liveryman of the Company,  who toured the event enjoying the varied basketry work of the fourteen Yeomen Member exhibitors.  The showcase also welcomed other Livery Companies and friends from the City and all about, it was a very special day.  We are so very lucky to have such a wonderful trade to be able to support and share. 

A very big thank you to all who made it happen. 

​​​​​​​With best wishes,

Richard Turner
Clerk to the Basketmakers' Company

  Who We Are​​​​​​

450th Anniversary of The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers

In 2019 the Company celebrated the
​​​​​​​450th anniversary of it's formation in 1569

Basketry is a very ancient craft, one of the first crafts adopted by humans. The oldest known baskets so far discovered were found at Fayum in Egypt and have been carbon dated to around 10,000BC. We can not claim quite such a long history but The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers was formally constituted by the Court of Aldermen in 1569 to help support the trade.

Today, the company aspires to be an inclusive, friendly and diverse Livery which remains modern and relevant by effectively supporting our ancient craft, London charities and the historic traditions of the City of London.

For centuries, our members were all professional basketmakers and we regulated their trade in the City. Today we welcome people from all walks of life.
​​​​​​​We continue to promote the craft of basketmaking and through our Charitable Trust we also help good causes and communities across London. 
​​​​​​​We have earned a reputation as one of the friendliest Livery Companies, and our social programme extends from formal dinners to family days out, including our well-known basketmaking days.

Please contact our Clerk for further information or visit our Membership page.

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