Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers


Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers

The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers were incorporated by Royal Charter in 1693; the City granted it the status of a Livery Company in 1780. The craft originally associated with the Company, the making of gold and silver thread for uniforms or ceremonial clothing, has declined; the Company no longer retains a link to such a trade. Instead, the Company functions as a charitable body.

The Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers' Company ranks seventy-fourth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is "Amicitiam Trahit Amor", Latin for "Love leads to friendship" — or, more literally, "love "draws" friendship," a punning reference to the guild's craft.

The Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers' Company also has a Masonic Lodge associated with it. Membership is open only to Liverymen of the Company. The Lodge draws its name from the Company motto and is called "The Lodge of Love and Friendship". It is numbered No.6123 on the Register of the United Grand Lodge of England and was consecrated on 29 October 1945.

External links

* [http://www.gswd.co.uk/ The Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers' Company]


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