FM and The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers

The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers ranks seventieth in the 110 Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1670, but is first recorded as a trade association for the makers of pattens in 1379 and the trade itself dates from the 12th century or earlier. Pattens were wooden-soled overshoes which were helpful to pedestrians negotiating the mire-filled streets […]