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A VISIT TO VIEW OUR HORN COLLECTION

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We have an extensive collection of antique items fashioned out of horn most of which are housed at the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) which is part of the Arts University in Bournemouth. On 26th August a party of Horners travelled to Bournemouth to view our collection. The night before the Master hosted a dinner at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth for those staying the night prior to…

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OUR NARWHAL HORN

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Liveryman Glenn Beall, is also a Master Collector & Historian of the Honourable Company of Horners (www.hornguild.org), an organisation dedicated to the Research, Preservation and Education of Horn based in the USA. He has recently written an excellent and  fully researched article about our Narwhal Horn,  sometimes called a Unicorn Horn, for their Horn Book and with his permission you can read it by clicking here It used to be…

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HORNERS’ INAUGURAL CROQUET DAY – 17th July 2021

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On a warm sunny day at Southwick in West Sussex twenty four Horners including partners, who had travelled from all over south and west England, as well as being the happy Horners also became the croquet learning Horners and then the croquet playing Horners.   There was a wide variety of experience amongst those attending including from those who thought a mallet was just for banging in tent pegs, to…

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COURT & SUMMER DINNER 7th July 2021

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At what is hoped will the last Court Meeting  held virtually by zoom, two new Horners were admitted. John Hugo Richardson became a Freeman and for the first time the President of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) was invited to become an Honorary Freeman. Our Livery has strong links with the BPF and a number of their members have become Horners and some have risen to Master Horner. We were…

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The ‘Design Innovation in Plastics’ Student Design Awards are announced

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A student from Brunel University has claimed top prize in the 2021 ‘Design Innovation in Plastics’ competition, with a product which will help reduce pesticide spray drift. Pol Blanch designed his product to help people in the developing world, after being inspired by his interest in agriculture and the rural issue of how to apply pesticides safely to vital crops. The product, ‘D-Shield’, is a semi-translucent, foldable shield that minimises…

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