President Bryan Toye
Master Raymond Jorden
Upper Warden Wilfred W Archibald
Lower Warden Mrs P Perkins
Hon Sec Roland H Hughes
Assistant Hon Sec Bill Keloe
Hon Treasurer Vincent Emms
Hon Auditor Alan K Sohl
AGM and Dinner 8th February – Marine Club, (Below 52 Lime Street)
98 Members and Guests attended the dinner and dined on;
Fried Goujon of Sole
Duckling with Orange Curacao Sauce
Iced Soufflé and Hot Cherries.
Cuvee de Lasalle Blanc
Cuvee de Lasalle Rouge
Late Bottled Vintage Port
The Guest Speaker was Mr Stephen Freeth, Head of the Manuscripts Department of the Guildhall
Spring Visit to Tower Hill Pageant 7th April
66 members and their guests attended the above, a newly created Tourist attraction by the Tower of London in conjunction with the City of London Museum.
It included a ride in a “time capsule” – the 1st “dark-ride” Museum in London – a variation of a not very scary “ghost train” – with various “Tableaux”
This was followed by a supper at Davy’s, Bangers Two in St Mary at Hill.
Annual Church Service Wed 13th May at St Peter’s upon Cornhill
Rev John Cross MA Hon Chaplain
Hymn 191 Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Lessons Job Ch 19 v 23 – 27a
1 Corinthians Ch 15 v 1 – 20
Hymn 187 Jesus lives!
Hymn 193 Thine be the glory, risen, conquering son
Various positive comments were made about the Music before hand, which the organist was very pleased to receive.
The Civic Lunch at Guildhall in the presence of Sir Francis McWilliams,The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress, in addition to Alderman and Sheriff Neil Young and his Lady.
“As the Lord Mayor is attending I would like all the Officers of the Club to wear Morning Dress and their Ladies to wear hats”. Sorry about the letter but it is better to do it this way rather than constant phone calls” – The Master
Our Master’s guests included Mr (and Mrs) Sydney Lea – Immediate Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glovers, Mr (and Mrs) Brain F Land – Prime Warden Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. The response on behalf of the guests was given by The Remembrancer Mr A.F.P. Barnes M.A.
160 Members and guests enjoyed.
Rainbow Trout wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Caviar Mayonnaise
Breast of Duckling
Crème Brulee – Orange segments with Grand Marnier
Cloudy Bay – Sauvignon Blanc 91
Cote de Rhone Chapoutier 89
Fonsecca Bin 27
Caterers Payne and Gunter (£30.00 per head + VAT) – ticket price £39.50
N.B. Given some of our “history” re over-running in the past, specific mention was made of the new Master of Ceremonies ( Mr David Collins) by the Duty Officer congratulating him on organising his side of the event so well, and ensuing that the Lord Mayor left on time – after all the speeches.
Committee Meeting 23rd June – Waterloo Room – Crutched Friar
– followed by Dinner with Guests (Male only).
Three Course Cold Supper with speaker at the Dinner Col John Ansell, Lord Mayor’s Sword Bearer. £13.50
Leadenhall Market Harvest Festival 7th October (St Peter upon Cornhill)
Preacher – Jonathan Fletcher – Minister of Emmanuel Church Wimbledon
Hymn We plough the fields and scatter
Lesson read by Michael Beale (Deputy) Deuteronomy 8 V 11 – 20
Hymn O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
Lesson read by the Master Luke 17 V 11 – 19
Gifts donated were taken to Dreadnought Ward for Seafarers at St Thomas’ Hospital
Ward Club Reception Guildhall 15th October
Various Members attended this Annual event which had the aim of bringing together Ward Clubs, members and officers.
Committee Meeting – Waterloo Room – (Habit) – 14th January
No guests invited for the meal afterwards as so close to the visit to Guildhall to see the new city of London promotional film
Meeting the Challenge – Preview of a new promotional Film launched by the Corporation of the City of London – 21st January
Held at the Cinema at Guildhall – Supper at the Guildhall Club £24. The evening was hosted by The Chamberlain who made a short presentation about the Corporation seeking questions from his Audience 31 members and their guests