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We are Durham City Freemen

The Freemen of Durham are the members of the eight Guilds or Companies comprising Barbers, Butchers, Cordwainers, Curriers, Drapers, Joiners, Masons and Plumbers. These Guilds are all that remain of the sixteen in the Middle Ages of which there is written evidence going back as far as 1450.

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Gowns for Members

A recently admitted member enquired whether it was possible to purchase a gown to be worn at appropriate events.

My understanding is that gowns are designated only for the Wardens and worn on formal ceremonial occasions.

It was the decision of the Wardens to post the issue on the website to establish whether there was any support from the membership for the wearing of gowns at Guild Days and other ceremonial occasions.

Please forward your views to the Chairman of the Wardens so they can be placed on the agenda at a future meeting.

Eric Bulmer
Chairman of the Wardens

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Eric Bulmer
Eric Bulmer
Warden, Chairman of the Wardens and Chairman of the Charitable Trust
Robert Elliott
Robert Elliott
Warden and Membership Secretary
Norman Hart
Norman Hart
Chair of Trustees

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The Freemen of Durham are the members of the eight Guilds or Companies comprising Barbers, Butchers, Cordwainers, Curriers, Drapers, Joiners, Masons and Plumbers. These Guilds are all that remain of the sixteen in the Middle Ages of which there is written evidence going back as far as 1450.