Honour Board for The Worshipful Company of Actuaries
- The Worshipful Company of Actuaries -
This honour board framed in solid oak lists the Masters of The Worshipful Company of Actuaries, one of the Livery Companies of the City of London.
The coat of arms and list of Masters names were hand painted using oil paints, gold size and 23.5 carat English gold leaf.
The board measures 4'6" high by 2'4" wide (approx: 1500mm X 700mm).
The Worshipful Company of Actuaries became a Livery Company in 1979.
- Roll of Honour - Masters Names -
- Recognising past masters names can be a bit of a headache.
This board will have to be returned to us each year to record the new masters name.
- History of City of London Livery Companies -
There are 108 City of London Livery Companies and can be broadly described as trade associations or professions based in the City of London, all described as "Worshipful Companies" of their relevant trade or profession.
The first of which was Mercers (General Merchants) formed over 600 years ago in 1394.
The Livery Companies originally developed as guilds and had legal powers to control and regulate their trades. THey would be resposible for labour conditions, wages and training of apprentices.
In some cases this power has waned and the Longbow Makers now only act as a charitable organisation but the Scriveners still maintain status with a regulatory role.
Livery Companies formed in recent years, are primarily charitable organisations but also play an important part in social life and the culture of London and UK commerce.
If you would like to know more about the ancient livery companies of the City of London,
go to this wikipedia link
City of London Livery Companies