When I was in the city last week I remembered that we have some wooden benches outside the Royal Exchange.

The benches are inscribed ‘Donated by The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers’.

Royal Exchange Benches

When I came across them a while ago they were in a poor state and in urgent need of a rub down and re-varnish.  I am pleased, as you can see from the photos, to report that they are looking much better.

I and several longer serving members would like to know the origin of these.  So far I have been unable to find out how long they have been there and what the story behind them is.

I would love to know how they got there, if you can help.

Past Master John Harding