Date(s) - 29/01/2020
The Salters' Hall
Your 29 January Outing, 2020
The Salters’ Hall
The Salters’ Hall is a RIBA award winning building, designed by Sir Basil Spence with interiors by David Hicks, demonstrating that this Livery Company is modern and like no other.
Founded back in 1394, The Salters’ Company has its origins in the salt trade of medieval London. Ranked number nine in the order of precedence, it is one of the Great 12 Livery Companies of London.
The importance of salt, especially hundreds of years ago, cannot be overstated. Without salt, food would have been unpalatable and sometimes, if gold was not available, salt became the accepted token of exchange. Saltcellars therefore became a status symbol; those who could afford salt kept it in a grand container. When entertaining, the saltcellar would be placed near the host to symbolise his wealth and importance. Guests were seated above or below the salt according to their social standing.
The tour will take in the ceremonial rooms where visitors will discover our past as traders of salt and the importance of this. Tours are given by members of The Salters’ Company.
BOOKING: open from 1.00 til 1.50 only, on Thursday, October 17th 2019, in Room 3, Hartley Hall, Flower Lane, NW7 2JA.
COST: £5.50 by Cheque only, made out to “The Outings Group”. Please bring an envelope on which is the Outing name, Your name, Mem no & Phone No.
TOURS: are at 11.00 and 2.00. You will be allocated a tour and time when you book. If you wish to be with friends, please queue and book together.
N.B. There are just 40 places available & bookings will only be taken in Room 3, Hartley Hall, on 17th October at 1.00. Remember, you can book for yourself and just one other person.