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Cordwainer statue Cordwainer statue

Statue: Cordwainer statue

Erection date: 2002

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth a plaque informs:}
The Cordwainer
You are in the Ward of Cordwainer which in medieval times was the centre of shoe-making in the City of London. The finest leather from Cordoba in Spain was used which gave rise to the name of the craftsmen and the Ward.

The Cordwainer statue was erected in 2002 to celebrate the centenary of the Ward of Cordwainer Club.

{On the side of the plinth a plaque lists those who contributed to this statue:}
The Ward of Cordwainer Club thanks the following for their generous contributions to this statue:
The Corporation of London
Banco Espirito Santo
Barclays Plc
Drivers Johns
King Sturge
Kingston Smith
Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) Plc
W H Payne & Co
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers
MGC Hart Esq.
A M Tamosius Esq.
Members of the Club

{The right hip is inscribed:}
Alma Boyes 2002

Site: Cordwainer statue (1 memorial)

EC4, Watling Street

Originally erected in the courtyard of St Mary le Bow church but it was moved here after a few years.  Prompted by this statue London Details has done some splendid research into the Cordwainers.

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Ward of Cordwainer Club and members

Cordwainers are shoe-makers. The club celebrated its centenary in 2002.

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Barclays Bank

The bank's origins go back to the goldsmith bankers John Freame and Thomas Go...

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Ward of Cordwainer Club and members

Cordwainers are shoe-makers. The club celebrated its centenary in 2002.

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Corporation of the City of London

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist have provided a potted hist...

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