3. Wrights & Coopers
Incorporated 1527. In the panels are represented, on the one side, Jesus and Joseph’s workshop and, on the other, the arms of the Trade.
The Carpenter & Hooper makes on trade,
In great esteem these men ought to be had,
Their trade should be the first in place by right,
For Mary was betrothed to a Wright;
And Justin Martyr, he down right awoues,
That Jesus Christ himself made yokes and plows.
ARMS – 1 and 4, gules, a compass extended, or; 2, az., an axe, or edge, proper, handle, or; 3. az., a square, or; over all, an escutcheon, within a double tressure flowered, and counter flowered, gules, three towers, arg.
CREST – An amulet.
MOTTO – “Our Redeemer liveth for ever”