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Sheffield Assay Office Attends Freemen's Dinner at Cutlers' Hall

Published: 18th December 2023

Sheffield Assay Office Attends Freemen's Dinner at Cutlers' Hall

It's been a busy year of celebrations at Sheffield Assay Office and December was no exception! Our Guardians’ of the Standard of Wrought Plate were delighted to join Law Clerk Matthew Sibley and Master Cutler Charles Turner at the recent Freemen's Dinner at Sheffield's Cutlers’ Hall.


The annual dinner was hosted by the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and was attended by more than 290 Freemen, Friends and their guests. The Sheffield Assay Office Guardians were delighted to have been invited along to Cutlers' Hall and the evening provided a conducive atmosphere for the exchange of business ideas among attendees in a relaxed and informal setting.

Find out more about The Company of Cutlers here

The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

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