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TOM 94: 14th October
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There would have been a trade guild march for the cordwainers of Newcastle, but it might not have been the same as the Edinburgh or Glasgow one that Aird printed. By the time you get as far as London there were definitely differences in some guild tunes. (The Londoners had a really neat brickmakers' tune - or bricklayers, the same tune is labelled as both).

I once saw an apprentices' passing-out ceremony that might have come from the Middle Ages - it was in Kayseri in Turkey and I came across it by sheer chance. All the guilds participated, at least a dozen. Each apprentice handed his set piece for inspection to the master of his guild and was proclaimed to be a full-fledged member. But there were no specific trade tunes. At the end of the whole ceremony the supreme master of the guilds said a short formula in Arabic ending with a deafening shout of "ALLAH-U AKBAR!!!" and all the guilds leapt on to lorries and roared out of the town square with much gunning of engines and bashing of drums, in some cases (like the sweetie-makers) showering passers-by with free samples.
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TOM 94: 14th October - by nigelgatherer - 18-10-2017, 06:21 AM
RE: TOM 94: 14th October - by Jack Campin - 18-10-2017, 11:20 AM
RE: TOM 94: 14th October - by Alcluith - 23-10-2017, 08:49 AM
RE: TOM 94: 14th October - by Jack Campin - 23-10-2017, 11:41 PM
RE: TOM 94: 14th October - by Alcluith - 24-10-2017, 10:21 AM
RE: TOM 94: 14th October - by JAJ - 24-10-2017, 01:03 PM
RE: TOM 94: 14th October - by Jack Campin - 25-10-2017, 01:40 PM

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