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Stationers HallHome of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, one of the ancient City Livery Companies. The hall has been on this site since 1606 and though it was burnt down in the Great Fire of 1666, it was rebuilt by 1673, the interior retains much of its 17th century appearance. Unusually the hall has its own secluded garden.
The medieval Guild of Stationers was an association of booksellers who hand-copied manuscript books and limners who decorated and illustrated them, during the 16th century they were supplanted by printers, in 1557 the Guild received a Royal Charter of Incorporation.
The modern company is closely connected with the visual and graphic communication industries that have derived from the original guild trades and is deeply involved in training, education, charitable giving.
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