The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

Turning success at the Red Cross Christmas Market, Guildhall

Liveryman Jo Baddeley and Assistant Christopher Scott

The Turners’ Company had a prominent display of turned items at Guildhall as part of the Red Cross Christmas Market at the end of November.  Through the generosity of turners across the country we had a lot of stock to sell, which raised a grand total of £4,300 for the Red Cross. This includes £526 for a stunning box by Reg Hawthorne, Master in Turning, which was placed in an online auction and which attracted fierce bidding as the closing deadline approached.

With over 100 stalls, selling fashion, jewellery, homeware, gardenware, gifts, books, food and drink, visitors were able to do all their Christmas shopping under one roof at the Guildhall Christmas Market. This shopping experience with a difference included free food and drink tastings, a Foodiefest with foods from around the world and a boutique with vintage and brand-new clothes. In addition to the shopping opportunities, there was an Art Fair and a relaxation station where you were able to enjoy a massage. Lunch and cream teas were available in the largest medieval crypt in London, and Gluhwein and Bratwurstvisit were able to be enjoyed in the Weihnachtsmarkt in the Guildhall Yard.

The fair was officially opened by the Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress of the City of London during a special Preview Evening on the Monday when spectators were also given the opportunity to witness a spectacular demonstration from the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers.

This event only happens every 2 years, so be sure not to miss the next one.


The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

We help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.


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