Worshipful Company of Woolmen
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen is one of the Livery Companies in the City of London. It is known to have existed in 1180, making it one of the older Livery Companies of the City. It was officially incorporated in 1522. The Company's original members were concerned with the winding and selling of wool; presently, a connection is retained by the Company's support of the field of wool production and related fields. However, the Company is now primarily a charitable institution.
The Company ranks forty-third in the order of precedence of the Livery Companies. Its motto is Lana Spes Nostra, Latin for Wool Is Our Hope.
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On a red background, a silver woolpack, with the addition of a crest on a wreath of red and silver bearing two gold flaxed distaffs crossed like a saltire and the wheel of a gold spinning wheel
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Coat of Arms of The City of London. Blazon according to Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, The Book of Public Arms: “Argent, a cross gules, in the first quarter, a sword in pale, point upwards, of the last. Crest–A dragon's sinister wing argent, charged with cross gules. Supporters–On either side, a dragon with wings elevated and endorsed argent, and charged on the wing with a cross gules. Motto–‘Domine dirige nos.’(Lord, guide us)”