Thursday, February 27, 2020

Cordiners Artifacts: No 1 - The Bells, the bells,,,,

The Trades House archivist, Craig Bryce, whose superb book on the history of the institution came out last year, has kindly provided us with a set of excellent photographs, taken by George Mahoney, of the Incorporation's artifacts. Since it is not always possible to get a good look at these during our functions, I thought people might like to see them here.

A number of Incorporations possess Bells, many of them are very old. Today only the Incorporation of Cordiners use them at their Deacon's Choosing Dinner. During the Dinner, when the Deacon is about to speak, he/she rings a bell and it is echoed by a further two bells rung by the Collector and Deacon's Goudie..



Cordiners Artifacts: No 3 - Our snuff mull

Many of the Crafts possess snuff mulls and pass them round at the end of their Choosing Dinners. According to Craig Bryce's commentary ...