Worshipful Company of Pewterers
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers is a livery company
Livery Company
The Livery Companies are 108 trade associations in the City of London, almost all of which are known as the "Worshipful Company of" the relevant trade, craft or profession. The medieval Companies originally developed as guilds and were responsible for the regulation of their trades, controlling,...

 of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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. It is 16th in the order of precedence of livery companies. It has existed since at least 1348.

While pewter
Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, traditionally 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, bismuth and lead. Copper and antimony act as hardeners while lead is common in the lower grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint. It has a low melting point, around 170–230 °C ,...

is no longer the major industry it once was, the Pewterers still support pewter craftsmen, particularly through events such as Pewter Live.

The Company has been based at Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane, London since 1961. It is the third livery hall they have occupied, the first having been destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and the second in a fire in 1840.

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