The Worshipful
Company of Basketmakers

Let Us Love One Another


Summer 2023
What a busy first half of the year!  So many interesting events such as the United Guilds' Service at St. Pauls, always a highlight in the calendar and the Election of the Sheriffs at Guildhall.

In addition to the City of London events we had a delicious dinner at Wax Chandlers' Hall for our April Court meeting and a wonderful theme lunch in the splendid Coffee Room at The Cavalry and Guards Club overlooking Green Park to celebrate the Coronation.

Our next event is the Trade Dinner where we honour our strong connection with the Basketmaking Industry.  This is one of the most stustainable industries, which is why is fits in so well with the company joining the Livery Climate Action Group. 

Make sure you put the Annual Company Banquet  at Mansion House in your diary for Thursday, 14th September.

​​​​​​​With best wishes,

Richard T 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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