Just before the first lockdown in 2019, Rebecca was granted Freedom of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire. Due to Covid and the subsequent lockdown restrictions the reception obviously got cancelled! However on Thursday the 24th of June 2021 Rebecca was finally invited to a Freedom reception at the Sheffield Cutlers Hall to receive The Freedom of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire. She was one of a group of new Freemen who received their Freedom Certificates from the Master Cutler.
The day started at 1pm and they all met in the beautiful Sheffield Cutlers Hall. It’s an amazing building steeped in history and unique features. The occasion was low key, with social distancing, held in the Drawing Room. The Master Cutler handed out the certificates and individual photographs were also taken, as well as a group photo on the main staircase. A light lunch was served to all.
The event began with The Clark speaking about the history of the Cutlers Company of Hallamshire.
There was a chance to meet some new faces and talk about some of our new designs in person. They can all be found in the online shop
Rebecca Joselyn and Katrine Payne both received their awards on the same day. Katherine is project manager of Rebecca other business – Goldsmiths North which is held annually at The Cutlers Hall.
Rebecca Joselyn was presented with her certificate by The Master Cutler for 2020-2021 – Nicholas D O Williams TD DL
All in all it was a very enjoyable day out and a welcome break from the bench, making and designed our handcrafted Sheffield Silverware and Jewellery. There was so may talented people from Sheffield and the surrounding areas who attended. Well done to everyone involved, both organisers and all of the new Freeman.