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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.”

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