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1188


First historical mention of the Dyers Company

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1347


The order to join guilds

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1349


Appointment of special officers

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1362


Trade Regulations

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1388


The 1388 Inquiry

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1390


Dyers mentioned in Canterbury Tales

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1398


The Loving Cup

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1423


Dyers hire Brwers' Hall

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1453


Progress by water

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1471


Incorporation of the Company of Dyers

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1472


Confirmation of The Dyers Charter of incorporation

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1474


The first Dyers Hall at Three Stars

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1515


Order of Precedence is set

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1516


Controversy and variance in the precedence

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1545


The Dyers first benefactor Sir Robert Tyrwhitt

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1550


The Royalty of Swans

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1552


Colours fixed by Parlimentary Statute

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1556


Foreigners admitted

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1572


Death and legacy of Sir Robet Tyrwhitt

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1578


Obtaining Ordinances from Queen Elizabeth

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1578


The coat of arms

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1585


Encampment at Blackheath

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1586


The Purchase of White Cock

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1587


The Dyers Purchase Lands in Dow Gate

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1597


Corn supplies

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1609


Swan-upping

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1609


James I and the Ulster Plantation

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1617


The discreditable Cloth Project

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1639


Charitable gifts bequeathed

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1666


The Great Fire and loss of Dyers' records

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1671


1667 & 1671 Dyers' records

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1681


Second Dyers Hall destroyed by fire

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1708


A welcome financial return

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1715


A private insurrection

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1719


The duty to uphold craft standards

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the Dyers continued to consider it their duty to...

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1721


Purchase of further almshouses

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1722


Steward and Annual Feast

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1725


Livery List and gift of Swans

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1727


Swan Upping and Dinner at Putney Heath

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1729


Condition for Nomination for the Court

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1731


A question of boundaries

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1735


Austerity and Summons

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1738


Additional Almshouses

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1768


Loss of Court Room

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1770


A new Dyers Hall

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1776


The Seal

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1777


Almspeople moved

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1779


A government request

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1806


Declining an invitation to Lord Nelson's Funeral

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1815


Revival

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1838


Dyers Hall rebuilt

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1841


Change in Almshouses

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1841


Gift by Mr. George Maguire

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1846


The swans and cygnets

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1851


St. Mark’s Hospital

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1852


Change of Clerk

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1854


Gold medals for Prime Wardens

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1856


Mauveine, the first synthetic dye

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1857


Dowgate Hill

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1861


Dyers crossing borders

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1862


Aliens Petition

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1863


Armourers and Braziers

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1875


Severe winter

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1877


R.S.P.C.A. intervention

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1878


City and Guilds

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1881


St. Paul’s Great Bell

In 1881 the Dyers subscribed to a fund with which to buy a Great Bell...

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1884


Founding of The Society of Dyers & Colourists

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1908


Dyers’ Research Medal

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1910


Sir Winston Churchill

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1914


War Gifts

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1915


Working for the War Office

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1932


Gift of Swans to Victoria, B.C.

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1936


Almshouses moved to Crawley

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1939


War preparations

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1940


Dyers’ Hall bombed

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1948


Norwich School

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1950


Almshouses

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1960


Affiliation with 30th Signals Regiment

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1987


Naval affiliation with HMS Brilliant

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1989


Affiliation with 617 Squadron 'Dam Busters'

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1997


2nd Naval Affiliation HMS Grafton

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1998


The Millenium stained glass window

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2007


3rd Naval Affiliation HMS Vanguard SSBN

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2015


Affiliation with The Queen’s Gurkha Signals

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2018


Refurbishment of Dyers Hall

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2020


Continuing connection with the Craft of Dyeing

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2020


The Dyers and Covid 19

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