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The Worshipful Company of Horners

About the Horners

The Worshipful Company of Horners is both an ancient guild and livery company, and a modern City Institution. The first historic reference to the Company was recorded in 1284, although the craft of the horner … Read More

Master & Wardens

It is customary for the Master and Wardens to be nominated for office at a Court Meeting held in the latter part of the Horners’ year. They are Elected and Installed at a Court Meeting, which takes place on … Read More

The original guilds, later called livery companies because of the liveries they wore, have always played a major part in the governance of the City.

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Forty two Horners and partners spent the weekend in and around York for the Master’s Weekend in May. We stayed in at the Hilton Hotel on Tower Street, overlooking the famous Clifford’s Tower, the largest remaining part of York Castle, where we gathered on the Friday evening for reception drinks in the sunshine outside the Conservatory Bar before enjoying a hot buffet supper inside. Saturday morning, we met our guide,…

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