11 Members in attendance
Noted the Resignation of Sir Bracewell Smith, as Alderman
A design for the First Ward Club Tie was put to the Committee – with the design being explained by Mr Bird.
In his letter to the makers, John Paterson and Co, Islington, he stated “the plan is to have two motifs on the same tie – one being a dragons wing on a bar (based on one specific design of the City of London Crest, complete with the Cross of St George and Sword. The other to be a wooden sailing ship in full sail – similar to the one at the top of the Lloyd’s Crest (without gun smoke). Each to be divided by a “chalk line” to represent Lime from the Lime Kilns of Lime Street.
The Ties were made of Terylene (meant to last for ever, and probably will)
It was agreed that £115/0/0 be spend on the purchase of said ties. (150 ties)
Reported that the Club had raised 1,400/0/0d in support of the Lord Mayor’s Winston Churchill Appeal
– quite a substantial sum – the equivalent of 4 Year’s salary for a Junior (very) Clerk working in the City.
House Dinner followed. 20 Members, 24 Guests