President – Alderman Bryan Toye
Vice President – Alderman David Howard

Master Miss Elizabeth Rodgers

Upper Warden Raymond Jorden
Lower Warden Wilfred.W. Archibald C.C.

Hon Sec  Roland H Hughes
Assistant Hon Sec   Bill Keloe
Hon Treasurer Vincent Emms
Hon Auditor Alan K Sohl
Hon Chaplain -Rev. John Cross

Re-opening of St Peter upon Cornhill, Poulters’ Service 13th February 1991

Rev John Cross – The Church was re-opened as The Proclamation Trust’s, Cornhill Training School

AGM and Annual Dinner – 21st February – Marine Club, Lime Street

Election of Committee – an actual Election – 5 Candidates for 3 places.
Each Candidate had to introduce themselves – voting slips provided…..
D Brown
J Tuff
B Wakeham were elected..

Donations to St Peter’s – 150.00p Deed of Covenant
Lord Mayor’s Appeal – 100.00p

It was proposed by Past Master David Bridges that the subscription be raised- the following year. Deferred for discussion.

Guest Speaker Dr Richard Gilbert, FhD. F.R.C. Path, Director of the Food Hygiene Laboratory.
“The reply to to the Toast to the Guests was very amusing. “I remember being puzzled by his allusion to wild parties at my flat, all I can say is i can’t have been there”!! – Elizabeth Rogers

Lady Members were specifically mentioned in the invitation.

89 members and their guests attended the Dinner and dined on
Fillets of Smoked Trout
Turkey Steak Valdostana
Pineapple with Kirsch

Cuvee de Lasalle Blanc
Cuvee de Lasalle Rouge
Late Bottled Vintage Port

£28.50 per person

“Although there were constant arguments at the top table about whether we were eating Veal, Turkey or Chicken everyone enjoyed the Dinner”
Elizabeth Rogers

Membership and Systems

From at least 1991 and probably some years before our membership data base was stored on an office mailing system. Bevs.
– name of the system? or the name of the person who input it?
Still going in 1998 and later – see example below

14th May Annual Church Service followed by The Civic Lunch – The Crypt – Guildhall

A welcome was given by The Rev’d John Cross (MA), Priest in Charge and Chaplain of Lime Street Ward Club

207 – The head that once was crowned with thorns…..
Genesis Ch 29 v1-4 and v9-20
St John Ch 13 v1-14

336 Ye servants of God your Master proclaim

439 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

Civic Lunch – The Crypt – Guildhall
Guest of Honour – Lord Marshall of Goring Kt, CBE, FRS
Unfortunately the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were away in South Africa and unable to attend.
144 Members with Guests enjoyed;

Poached Scotch Salmon
Noisettes of New Season’s English Lamb
Chocolate Basket, Autumn Berries in Melba sauce with Orange Creme Anglais

Chardonnay 1998 – Louis Jadot
Chateaux Lamonthe-Cissac 1985
Dow’s Late Bottle Vintage

Caterers – Town and Country Catering

Leadenhall Market Harvest Festival – St Peter upon Cornhill – 2nd October 1991

This annual event was supported by the Traders of Leadenhall Market.

Hymn Praise, O praise our God and King
Lesson – The Alderman
Lesson – Master
Hymn Come, ye thankful people come
The Sermon
Hymn Now thank we all our God

The Blessing

The collection was made to help cover Church expenses, remembering that the Church had basically been shut for three years whilst major restoration work was carried out.

N.B. Collection funds received £63.50 – Cost of printing the above £65.50!

Autumn Event – Royal Mail Sorting Office – City and International District – King Edward Street

50+ members and guests – split over 2 separate evening enjoyed a Tour of this very specific sorting office just near St Pauls. The visit included Including a visit down to the Post Office’s own fully automatic underground system (for post not people), that ran from Paddington to Whitechapel. The evening finished with a excellent Buffet at King Edward street as well.

N.B. The railway was closed down and left for some years. A new Postal Museum was created at this site and opened in 2016 including trips for PEOPLE on these same trains. The Ward Club in Master Robert Howard’s Year were one of the early visitors.

November 18th – 20th Red Cross Christmas Market

The Wheel of Fortune. A Ward Club Standard for many years, was put to good use again.

Committee Meeting  – 8th Jan 1992  – Reynier’s Wine Bar – followed by Buffet Supper

Master, President and 17 Members attended.

Noted that Mr Charles Rawson (Hon Patron) and Mrs Rosemary Rawson ( Hon Member) had decided that it was time to retire from the Ward Club. They wished the Club well for the future.

Proposed and agreed that the Membership subscription be increased to £10.00p from £5.00p. This was the average Membership for Ward Clubs.
Also proposed and agreed that Life Membership goes from £50.00p to £100.00p

Agreed that 4 weeks notice for advice of events was too short and that in future it would be 6 weeks. (Reverted back to 4 weeks at some point in the future).

It was proposed that a New Rule book be issued, incorporating the various changes over the past few years. The Hon Sec pointed out that he had many copies of the old rule book that he updated to send to new Members. A member, Mr P West, a printer offered to reprint the books for the Club. his generous offer was accepted.

The President referred to the Club visit to the Royal Mail and the offer to those at the Royal Mail of a visit to Lloyd’s – he would like to be involved.

Agreed £150.00p be donated to the Lord Mayor’s appeal and £150.00p continued to be donated to St Peter’s Cornhill

It had been suggested at last year’s Committee Meeting that it would be good for the Committee to get together socially and thus get to know each other better. this was the outcome – Reynier’s Wine Bar. A very convivial atmosphere, small vaulted cellar with racks of wines for sale at retail prices. If bought for consumption on the premises, a small corkage. At lunchtime a simple buffet of Charcuterie and Cheeses to go with one’s choice of wine. A really good spot for lovers of wine and simple food.

Given the size of Reynier’s – no guests allowed.