b_960_960_16777215_00_images_landscape__0021_Tuckers_Hall_Fore_Street.jpgFrom the 1960s until today Exeter’s Incorporation of Weavers, Fullers and Shearmen has enjoyed a revival. Its decision to widen its membership has had a good deal to do with this, injecting much-needed resources and energy into the organisation. New members, drawn mainly from the local business community, have brought with them a determination to establish the Incorporation and Tuckers Hall as important parts in the life and history of Exeter.

 Today the Incorporation meets regularly and still celebrates its Halls each May and November. It has also established firm links with other guilds, especially the London Livery Companies including the Drapers, Weavers and Clothworkers.

It is generally believed that Livery Companies are wealthy and some certainly are. The Incorporation  would not count itself among these, but since the mid-nineteenth century, careful management and, in this century, with some generous donations from members have put the finances on a sound footing. This has enabled the Company to carry out its many commitments, particularly maintaining the hall in good order, carrying out a development programme. It is now looking at ways of expanding its charitable work.

The Incorporation also features prominently in the modern ceremonial life of Exeter. Members, wearing their distinctive green robes of woollen cloth, regularly take part in the public processions undertaken by the city’s Lord Mayor from Exeter’s ancient Guildhall to its medieval cathedral.

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