The two patron saints of the city, martyred by the Romans many centuries earlier, are Saints Crispin and Crispinian
, both cobblers as it happens.
1500 auspices unknown Pageants (with speeches &/or music) (3 royal entries) St Ethelbert Hereford 15 May i486 civic auspices St George Bristol 9 September 1461 civic auspices Hereford 15 May i486 civic auspices Chester 23 April 1610 civic auspices Pageants (dumb shows?) (2 locations) St Clement Wells 20 August 1613 Tanners, Chandlers, and Butchers' guilds St Crispin and Crispinian
Wells 20 August 1613 Cordwainers' guild St George Wells 17 June 1607 Mercers' guild?
The cobblers' confraternity of St Crispin and St Crispinian
in Paris originated in 1379 as a society of journeymen (compagnons).