Search

Master Mercer from the City of London pays Poplar primary school a visit

PUBLISHED: 13:23 16 January 2018

Roddy Graham with the pupils. Picture: Adrian Beeby

Roddy Graham with the pupils. Picture: Adrian Beeby

Adrian Beeby

Pupils at a Poplar primary school were paid a visit by the Master of London’s premier livery company, the Mercer’s Company, during an assembly.

Master Mercer Roddy Graham visited Culloden Primary School, in Dee Street, to explain to them what the Mercers’ Company is.

The Mercers’ Company was founded over 700 years ago to protect the interests and welfare of textile traders in the City of London.

Members were generally merchants, exporters of wool and importers of velvet, silk and other luxurious fabrics.

Today the company exists primarily as a charitable institution.

Culloden Primary School’s principal Ben Carter said: “We were incredibly privileged to have Roddy Graham, the master Mercer, spend time with us.

“Our pupils were fascinated to learn about the Mercers and many asked him questions. Some were even lucky enough to try on his ceremonial robes.”

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 15:37

The Jubilee line is now running but with serious delays to all stations.

Yesterday, 15:03

A Poplar man who slashed his victim with a carpet knife, narrowly missing his jugular vein, has been jailed for eight years.

Yesterday, 14:28

From 4.30pm Canary Wharf station will be entry only and Heron Quays station will be exit only due to the suspension of the Jubilee line.

Yesterday, 13:34

The long-running dispute between the senior coroner for inner north London, Mary Hassell and the area’s Jewish and Muslim communities might be coming to an end, as the decision will be given tomorrow on her refusal to prioritise burials.

Yesterday, 10:09

The Jubilee line has been suspended along the entire route due to a power failure.

Yesterday, 09:46

Candidates for Mayor of Tower Hamlets are this-evening joining the East London Advertiser on Facebook for a live questions-and-answers grilling from voters.

Wed, 22:57

Neighbourhood activists are campaigning to protect the last bits of green space left in Spitalfields to stop encroaching developers getting their hands on them.

Wed, 17:40

Hundreds of pupils got a live performance from one of Britain’s pioneering orchestras when 75 musicians turned up at their school in Bromley-by-Bow.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now