History of the Company

The Clothworkers’ Company boasts a history dating back almost five hundred years and we value our past and traditions.

Throughout its long existence the Company has looked after the welfare and interests of its members, been heavily involved in charitable activity and played an active part in the civic life of the City of London.

To find out more about the Company’s history over the centuries, its Archive and collections and to view the History Timeline please follow the links in the left-hand nagivation.

If you have a specialist interest in this area and your questions are not answered by the information on our website, please contact the Archivist.