President Alderman Christopher Rawson
Master. – Hugh Breslin – Manager of Moss Bros in Lime Street
Upper Warden. Edward Kelloe
Lower Warden. – Michael Beale
Hon Sec. James Newby (As Edward Kelloe appointed as Upper Warden)
Hon Treasurer. Vincent Emms
Hon Auditor Eric Spong

N.B. At this time we had approx 200 Members mainly drawn from Lloyd’s, Leadenhall Market and The Metal Exchange”
We purchased 108 ties in this year provided by John Paterson Epping at £2.50 each

AGM and Dinner – 21st February Lloyd’s and the Captain’s Room

After a review of the accounts, (“in excellent condition”) the Master suggested that some of the funds be used to purchase wine that could be held in store and later sold at a profit or utilised by the Club. no comments were made. Do not think that it happened.

1979 Accounts also included a donation of 150.00p to the St Peter’s Organ Restoration Fund

Financial Position
Cash                           1,234.43p
Assets. Collarettes      105.75p

Number of Members 160 approx

After the AGM  the Members dined with their guests on,

Celery Soup
Roast Fillet of Beef – Garni
Crepe Maison
Coffee and Mints

House Red/White Wine

Among the Guests present were T.J. Terseus Wetcalf, Master of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen and Patrick Dickenson, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, English College of Arms.

In replying to the toast to  the guests, Montague G. Moss, Deputy Chairman – Moss Bros, entertained the assembled company with his fund of anecdotes regarding articles found in returned clothing and also letters written by clothes hirers from his Company.

Committee Meeting 7th May – Lloyd’s

Discussion on some Members who had not paid subscriptions(total 52)
– some Names to be deleted from Membership
Reported that the story behind our notepaper and why it had the logo it had was still no clearer  – no one could remember!
(Based on the top of the East India Company Building in Leadenhall Street)
– they did not look back through the Minutes of the Committee Meetings and they did not have a website!! learn more

First proposal for a Ward Club Leaflet, which supported.

Annual Church Service – 12th May

Conducted by Rev Alan Cook (Rector), Organist Raymond Grey
Hymn Immortal, Invisible God only wise
Hymn City of God, how broad and far
Hymn Thy hand, O God has guided.

It is of interest to note that in the Service Sheet for this year it states that “The Church is increasingly being used for private prayer, reading and quiet plus Bible Study by many groups – as taste of things to come.

Civic Lunch 12th May Crypt – Guildhall

City of London Festival – Opening Ceremony

The Ward Club arranged for (sponsored) 60 members of the Junior Royal Marine Band (from the Royal Marines School of Music) to take part in the parade and to represent the Ward Club. Also taking part were The Blue Bird Majorettes, Omphalos, Cunning Stunts, Michael Mulkerrin and London Entertains.
The total cost of £324.81 was partly covered by a £100 from the City Arts Trust

After the parade it seems there were two functions. Lunch at the Guildhall hosted by David Butcher and his wife. (!7 in attendance – Committee plus CC’s ?) Lunch Melon, Salmon. Cheese, Coffee, with Sherry and White Wine provided by DB. A light Buffet lunch for the Band was aslo provided at a cost of a further £338.

Buffet Supper – Innholders Hall 18th Sept

65 Members (22) and Guests (43)
– IPM J Newbey had 14 members in his party