President Alderman Alan Greenaway
Vice President Alderman Sir Charles Trinder

Master  Basil.B.Cooper
Upper Warden H.G. Brewer
Lower Warden D.G. Hobbs

Hon Sec Donald Abel
Hon Treasurer J Mepham
Hon Chaplain Alan J. N. Cook

Purchase of Regalia

 A quotation was sought for quite a substantial purchase of regalia as per the list below

The interesting item is the Chain. I am not sure that this was ever purchased (2020). Further investigations may reveal that it was, if so what happened to it:)

22nd Annual General Meeting – February 15th 1968

AGM was held in the Library of the “Old” Lloyd’s Building.  (1928 Building).

Membership Approx 110
Financial Position
Club Assets 372.6.8d

Dinner was held in the Captain’s room in the “New” Lloyd’s Building. (1958 Building)

61 Members were in attendance at the dinner, with 78 Guests
Guest Speaker – Mr Dickson-Wright
Cost of the Dinner – 37/6p

Meeting and House Dinner April 25th  – Abercorn Rooms, Great Eastern Hotel

11 Members in attendance
Agreed that 10/10/0d (Ten Guineas) be donated to the L Dickson Wright Cancer Appeal Fund
32 Members in attendance with 31 Guests
Guest Speaker – Mr Godfrey Thompson FLA – The City Librarian
Announced at the Meeting that there would be 4 visits to the Criminal Records Office (no more than 10 people) in May and Sept

Committee Meeting 20th June – St Peter upon Cornhill – Rector’s Room

9 Members in attendance, including Rev Alan Cook (the Club Chaplain)

A Member resigned owing to an “incident” at one of the Tables at the previous House Dinner. A lengthty discussion followed. A letter to be sent to ask him to re-condsider.

Further discussions were going on among Ward Club Clerks re the possibility of 1 Specific event for all Ward Club Members, that the LM would attend.

5th September – Committee Meeting – St Peter’s, Rectors Room

11 Members in attendance

Having suggested that the Club only have one Act at the Ladies Night, it transpired that a Contract had been signed for a Cabaret. Steve Merrick, Troubador and Bobo and his Transfer Line(?). It was suggested that the Bobo Act be omitted. Agreed not possible, so there would be two Acts.

A Member Mr Kenneth McNeil had been appointed Sheriff – agreed to make a donation of 5/5/0d (Five Guineas) to his chain appeal but that NO Illuminated Address would be sent.

Quite a long discussion re obtaining a chain for the Master’s Badge, Metal or Silver Gilt. Decided in the end to stick with the Blue Ribbon as any chain would detract from the Badge itself.

May and Sept – Visits to the Criminal Records Office (only 10 -12 could visit at any one time)

Annual Ladies Banquet and Ball (The 2nd) – Sept 26th 1968

AND an Emergency Committee Meeting

Abercorn Rooms, Bishopsgate or Hamilton Hall Great Eastern Hotel!! – depends on whose notes you believe.
Music, Floor Show and Dancing
Claude Cavolotti Orchestra Tickets £4.0.0.

included two Caberet Acts.

Emergency Meeting

 

The President called an Emergency Meeting to propose that as the Ward Club had two Members who were Sheriff elect and Lord Mayor elect that the Club should be presenting Illuminated Addresses to both of them (Not what the Committee had agreed a few months back). They had to be ready by 9th November.
Agreed that the Club would spend 20 Guineas (21/0/0d) on the Sheriff’s and 31/10/0d (30 Guineas) on the one for the Lord Mayor.

Meeting  – November 21st 1968


16 Members in attendance

As agreed at the Emergency meeting, Illuminated Addresses were prepared and presented to the the incoming Sheriff and Lord Mayor, by The Ward Club President, Master, IPM, Upper Warden and Lower Warden – a very impressive ceremony.

Club Subscriptions
Although the Club had 110 Members only 50 were fully subscribed.

24 Members owed 3 years subs
12                               2

24                               1

Civic Lunch and Dinner Dance.

Given the costs of the Civic Lunch but that its venue was prestigious (Mansion House again) it was proposed and agreed that the Annual Banquet and Ball be dropped

House Dinner followed 30 members and 31 Guests

Committee Meeting and House Dinner – Abercorn Rooms – Great Eastern Hotel. Speaker Mr Frederick Clearey MBE, Chairman, City of London Streets Committee £2.0.0.

An example of the Membership Application form of the time