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Basketmakers Company

Established by an Order of the Court at Aldermen on 22 September 1569, a Royal Charter being granted in 1937. Today it supports the trade in this country and helps to foster links with the craft across the world.

The history page of the Basketmakers website is surprisingly racy, with ""illegal imports of baskets" and riots on "Evil May Day" while their coat of arms is charming with 3 baskets on the shield and a domestic scene for the crest showing parents around a basketware cot.

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Eric Gill

Eric Gill

Sculptor. Born Brighton. One of thirteen children of a clergyman, he remained religious all his life. Passionate believer in the "carving direct" method. His sculptures would sometimes depict contr...

Person, Art, Craft / Design, Sculpture

4 memorials
J. & E. Hall, Dartford

J. & E. Hall, Dartford

From Dartford Archive: "In the early days the company specialised in heavy foundry-based engineering. Later on, the company developed a specialisation in refrigeration engineering." We wondered wh...

Group, Craft / Design, Engineering

1 memorial
Salviati

Salviati

Family of mosaic artists from Italy. When they moved into new premises in 1898 they decorated the frontage with mosaics - this is now the Regent Street Apple building.

Group, Craft / Design, Italy

3 memorials
Paul Waters

Paul Waters

The plaque, designed by illustrator , 

Person, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Peace symbol

Peace symbol

Designed by Gerald Holtom as a nuclear disarmament logo for the first Aldermaston March, which took place Easter, 4–7 April 1958. From the Hackney Gazette: "Gerald had first presented the symbol t...

Media, Craft / Design, Peace

1 memorial