Sunday 17 December 2017

Sunday Snap – The Cutlers' Hall

We were busy doing our Christmas shopping in the old street for last week's Sunday Snap. I asked what the name of the street was and the answer is

The Shambles in York

Filling her shopping bags with the right answer was Lisa.

For this week we have another magnificent ceiling. This is in the Main Banqueting Hall of The Cutlers' Hall. It is the headquarters of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. Built in 1832 it is the third Cutlers' Hall in the city. This gives an idea of the importance of the trade not only as a business but also to its location. The Main Banqueting Hall was added on in 1867.

The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire was established by the Act of Incorporation 1624 to oversee the manufacture of cutlery within six miles. Each year a new company is elected which is headed up the Master Cutler. Every year the hall plays host to the annual Cutlers' Feast. This has been a tradition since 1648. At other times during the year it is used for civic and commercial events (I was there for an Etsy sellers fair) plus as a wedding venue. This week's question is

Which city is the Cutler's Hall in?

We were joined last week by Lisa who was looking at Designs on Britain at the Jewish Museum. Cheryl has been for a walk on the beach. A trip to Lapland for Kara has meant a visit to a very festive looking chalet and Santa's Office. Closer to home Anne has been to see Santa at Hatton's Enchanted Christmas Kingdom. Showing what a busy man Santa is at this time of year Susan headed to Glasgow for breakfast with him. Finally, we have some summer flower power with Betty in New Zealand.

As it is Christmas Eve next Sunday I will be taking a week off but Sunday Snap will return on 31st December for our finish to the year.

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  1. I have no idea but what a stunning hall and ceiling!!

  2. Cutlers Hall is in Sheffield I believe. What an amazing ceiling and chandeliers. Thanks for hosting and sharing x


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