As with most of the earlier years we have very little information and no pictures.
Any information or pictures, menus, programmes would be greatly appreciated

Some extra information has been provided by Past Master “Dickie” Bird, who became a Member in 1960, becoming Master in 1976. Providing much of the date from his diaries in 2020. Thank you.

N.B. Prices for events in many cases are shown as £. S. D (Pounds, shillings and pence) – this was pre decemilisation
e.g. £3.10.0p
(240 pennies to a £, not as today 100p to £1)
£37/6 = £1.17.6p = Aprox £1.85.5p

1961

Master – Jack Holmes, who was Landlord of the Grapes Pub, in Lime Street.

15th Annual General Meeting and House Dinner Feb 16th 1961 – Abercorn Rooms, presumably

29 Members in attendance with 20 Guests

Meeting and House Dinner April 20th 1961 – Abercorn Rooms presumably

18 Members in attendance with 25 Guests

Dinner with the Lord Mayor October 4th -Tallow Chandlers’ Hall

No information on Numbers

Meeting and House Dinner November 16th Abercorn Rooms presumably

20 Members in attendance with 24 Guests

1962 

Master G.D. Grinter  – Cockburn & Co – (Leith) Ltd

16th Annual General Meeting and House Dinner – Feb 15th 1962.
No location known
23 Members in attendance with 34 Guests

19th April Dinner – Abercorn Rooms presumably
No numbers known

17th May  Dinner – Abercorn Rooms presumably
No numbers known

23rd August Dinner – Abercorn Rooms presumably
No numbers known

1st October – Banquet – Vintners’ Hall  
No numbers known

Meeting and House Dinner November 29th 1962.
No location known
21 Members in attendance with 21 Guests

1963

1963 – Master John E Evan Cook – ran a firm of removal contractors

AGM and Dinner 28th February – Venue and number of guests, unknown.

July 1963 – a letter was sent by the Master advising that the Club had been given permission to have a “Ladies Banquet”  in the Mansion House  – no note that it ever happened.

4th October Banquet – Vintners’ Hall -No information on numbers who attended

Meeting and House Dinner November 21st – Great Eastern Hotel
25 Members in attendance with 37 Guests
The highest number to date

1964 Master. W.H. Wharton Esq (Dave)
– Publican – The Ship, Lime Street,

President Alderman Sir Bracewell-Smith Bart, KCVO
Master – W.H. Wharton Esq – The publican – The Ship, Lime Street, until 2015 near the bottom end of Lime Street on the Aldgate Ward side then converted into a Nandos (Portuguese Spicy Chicken).
Upper Warden Alan P Hobbs Esq
Lower Warden Douglas.B.Aldous Esq
Hon Sec Douglas.B.Aldous Esq
Hon Treasurer C.N. Howard Esq

18th Annual General Meeting and House Dinner – Feb 20th 1964 – Great Eastern Hotel
27 Members in attendance with 33 Guests

They tried an April “House Dinner” on 16th April 1964 – Great Eastern Hotel


5.15
Committee Meeting
6.15 Cocktails
6.45 Dinner
Speaker talked on Modern Practice in Criminal Law

4 Members in attendance and 6 Guests?!

Visit to the Police “Black Museum”  – New Scotland Yard
7th and 14th May 


A rare opportunity to visit this special museum, not normally open to the public and used for training of Detectives….. – The groups met in St Stephen’s Tavern Westminster before the visit. Very close by.

Lime St visit Black Museum

Civic Lunch – date and venue TBA

Currently the oldest known reference to a Civic Lunch

In the presence of the Lord Mayor Alderman Sir James Harman G.B.E
The whole event and presentation was in the style of a typical Livery Dinner
Grace by the Ward Chaplain, The Revd Meridith Davies MBE, TD, JP

Creme of Grouse – Madeira – Old Custom house Cercial
River Trout Belle Meuniere – Oestricher Doosberg Scheure 1961
Vol au Vent of Sweeetbreads
Sorbet with Iced Vodka
Sung Grace at the end
“For these and all Thy mercies given……..”
N.B.
I am not sure we would get away with Iced Vodka at a Civic Lunch in the 2020s ?

Meeting House Dinner – November 26th 1964

14 Members in attendance with 28 Guests

Something obviously happened within the Club around this time with numbers of attendees on the increase. This was possibly due to our strong involvement with Lloyd’s?

1965 Master Alan.P.Hobbs (Joseph W. Hobbs – Insurance Brokers)

19th Annual General Meeting and House Dinner – Feb 18th 1965 – Captain’s Room Lloyd’s

40 Members in attendance with 75 Guests

Meeting and House Dinner April 29th 1965
No location known.
18 Members in attendance with 25 Guests

Meeting and House Dinner 30th September. no further information.

7th May
Order placed for 200 ties 11s/5.3/4p each (Eleven Shillings 5 and three quarter pence – actually 3 farthings!!)

Meeting and House Dinner November 4th 1965
No location known
20 Members in attendance with 24 Guests

 18th November  Cocktail Part on H.M.S Wellington

No further information available.

1966 Master Douglas B. Aldous
– Mclaine Watson and Co

17th February –  AGM – Venue unknown

21st April –  House Dinner

Venue unknown

 19th May Committee Meeting and Dinner  – Colonial House, Mincing Lane

No further information.

 20th October  – Committee Meeting and Dinner  – Orpheus Club, Dunville House, St Mary at Hill

No further information.

 15th December  – Committee Meeting and Dinner  – Orpheus Club, Dunville House, St Mary at Hill

No further information.

Annual Banquet at Guildhall – The Livery Hall – November 3rd 1966
– see invitation below