Hall Highlights: The Loving Cup Ceremony

Hall Highlights: The Loving Cup Ceremony

Within the silver collection of the Merchant Adventurers' Hall are a number of large silver cups which are known as 'Loving Cups'. These are used yearly at the Merchant Adventurers' Venison Feast within a ceremony which is a symbol of friendship and fraternity....

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Bradshaws at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Bradshaws at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

* Due to York's current Tier 2 designation as part of the Covid-19 guidelines, households can no longer mix indoors so unfortunately November's dates have been postponed until February 2021. At this time, Bradshaws are still taking bookings for dates in December but...

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Hall Highlights: Stained Glass

Hall Highlights: Stained Glass

For this blog post we are looking the stained glass windows which can be found in the Undercroft, Chapel and the Governor's Parlour of the Merchant Adventurers' Hall. The Hall has a small but beautiful collection of stained glass windows dating from the last 150...

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Hall Highlights: Female Merchants

Hall Highlights: Female Merchants

It is perhaps a surprise to many to find out that women have played an active role in The Company of Merchant Adventurers since its foundation in 1357. There are three in particular who lived remarkable lives and feature in the extensive archive of the Guild. Marion...

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Merchant Adventurers Hall….this is your life! (Part One)

Merchant Adventurers Hall….this is your life! (Part One)

When you're over 660 years old you've witnessed quite a bit of history. So here below is a list of some of the important dates in the Merchant Adventurers history. As well as a few choice snippets from further afield...   1357      Construction begins on the...

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Hall Highlights: The Banners

Hall Highlights: The Banners

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall has accumulated many treasures over the centuries: art, artefacts, architecture and the stories of those who have passed through its walls. This series seeks to shine a spotlight on the Hall's incredible collections. Part of what makes...

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A Medieval mystery: The Percys or Percehays?

A Medieval mystery: The Percys or Percehays?

In 1356 Sir William Percy granted a plot of land - a former Norman manorial site by the River Foss, and the future location of the Merchant Adventurers' Hall - to three merchants from York...or did he? In this new, thoroughly researched book, David Brewer challenges...

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Hall Highlights: Dr Maud Sellers

Hall Highlights: Dr Maud Sellers

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall has accumulated many treasures over the centuries: art, artefacts, architecture and the stories of those who have passed through it's walls. This blog series seeks to shine a spotlight on the Hall's incredible collections and individuals...

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Hall Highlights: The Pancake Bell

Hall Highlights: The Pancake Bell

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall has accumulated many treasures over the centuries: art, artefacts, architecture and the stories of those who have passed through it's walls. This blog series seeks to shine a spotlight on some of the Hall's incredible collections In...

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