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Today marks the anniversary of the death of John Stow in 1605, aged around 80. He is often referred to as the Father of London History, having published The Survey of London in 1598. Today a group of London Historians attended his memorial service which is organised by the Merchant Taylors Company (Stow was a tailor by profession) and is held only every three years. The ceremony involves replacing the quill pen on Stow’s monument in the church of St Andrew Undershaft in the City. I have written about this recently, here, so will just post some pictures. On behalf of London Historians, I’d like to thank the Merchant Taylors Company for their kind invitation.

changing of the quill

The changing of the quill

the deed is done

The deed is done

procession party

The procession party

the ceremonial party

The ceremonial party

london historians

The London Historians: Karen Averby, Pauline Sowry, Mike Paterson, Martin Sheppard, Mel Backe-Hansen

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