The Company of
Cutlers in Hallamshire Since 1624

Freemen & Friends

Welcome to the page for Freemen and Friends

Information and news for and from the Freemen and Friends of the Company.
This page will be updated as and when news or events occur.


Lists of both Freemen and Friends of the Company can be downloaded from the links below.

Diary of Events 2019

2020 Diary (change of dates marked in red)

Tues  17 or 24 Mar Joint Awards Evening To be agreed with Master Armourers and Brasiers
Thur 26 Mar Freemen’s Social Dinner 19h00 for 19h30
10-12 Apr Easter
Fri  24 Apr Freemen’s Lunch Luncheon 12h30 for 13h00
Thur 14 May Cutlers’ Feast 18h30 for 19h00
Fri  26 Jun Ladies Luncheon 12h30 for 13h00
Jul   TBC Police Awards 12h30 for 12h45
Fri   31 Jul Forfeit Feast 19h30 for 20h00
Sun 13 Sept Open Day 10h00 -16h00
TBC Sept Golf Day
Tues 6 Oct  Installation 10h00 (Freemen’s meeting from 09h30)
Mon  7 Dec Freemen’s Dinner 19h00 for 19h30
Fri  18 Dec Carols 18h00

See the Annual Review, 2018-2019, for the lists of Freemen and Friends.


The Master Cutler's Challenge, 2019

Nick Cragg’s report on the Master Cutler’s Challenge, 2019.

The history of the Challenge is  well known, and the total sum raised over a 12 year period is now approaching £1.75m. The Challenge this year was also to keep up a momentum of fundraising which is always a challenge in itself after so many years.  The model was kept the same; recruit as many fundraising teams as possible, give each £50 seed corn funding and challenge them to convert it into as much as possible, provided it is legal and ethical!

This year 90 teams encompassing companies, schools, clubs, societies, families and groups of friends participated in the Challenge and whilst some previous participants understandably chose to sit the year out, there were plenty of new ones who were willing to take their place. What was important was the energy, enthusiasm and fun the teams brought to their fundraising.

To help to maintain the profile of the Challenge when it was running throughout the period of February to September, a number of supporting events were held. These included concerts by the Rotherham Symphony Orchestra, an evening of snooker with Dennis Taylor in the Cutlers’ Hall and, for the first time ever, a fund raising dinner held in London.

These two hospices are now caring for record numbers of patients and between them require £44,000 every day to maintain their levels of care.  The agreement with both hospices was that a top slice of the funds raised would be added to the giving from the Company of Cutlers, and distributed to a number of smaller charities across the region, so they too can benefit.

A full report is in the Annual Review for 2018-2019.





The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire
The Cutlers' Hall
Church Street
S1 1HG

Tel: +44 (0) 114 272 8456