• The Knollys Rose Ceremony
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    Footprints Guide Diane Eccles was invited to The Knollys Rose Ceremony recently. The ceremony dates back to a rose garden and a bridge in the City that caused controversy in 1381. You can read more about the ceremony in her new blog Diane and Jenni have a series of walks that look at the traditions…

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  • Heraldry – the Watermen’s Company
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    Jenni’s colleague, Diane Eccles, has highlighted this tiny gem of a coat of arms – tucked away in one of the City’s delightful alleyways, St Mary at the Hill, and displayed on the front of the only original Georgian Livery Hall in the City. In 1585 Queen Elizabeth granted arms, crest and heraldic supporters to…

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  • RA Summer Exhibition – In Search of Soane
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    As ever the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has so many exhibits on display that I would defy anyone to go there and not find something they liked. This year there is a big emphasis on crossover between art and architecture and this produced my favourite work, a lightbox by Emily Allchurch called “Grand Tour: In…

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  • Heraldry – Apothecaries Hall
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    The next contribution to our heraldry you can find on the street series comes from Jenni   The Worshipful Company of Apothecaries are one of the City of London Livery companies and like other trade guilds it was formed to protect the interest of its members, to attend to their welfare and to regulate trade…

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