President Alderman Michael Everard, CBE – a change in Alderman
Vice President Alderman David Howard M.A.
Master Charles Bowman FCII, FBIBA, CC
Upper Warden Dennis Cotgrove CC
Lower Warden Bryan Wakeham
Hon Sec Roland Hughes
Hon Treasurer Christopher Otter
Asst Hon Sec Ann Benson
Hon Auditor S.J.A.Ive
Note. Mr Harry Duckworth, Past Master and Hon Life Vice President died in early January
AGM and Dinner 20th February – Saddle and Sirloin
Chesterfield House, Rood Lane EC3 (The “Posh” part of the Mecca Catering Group)
67 members and Guests attended the Dinner. £35 per person. The Guest speaker was Phillip Willoughby JP, CC – the previous year’s Chief of the Court of Common Council (Chief Commoner)
Visit to Museum of London – 30th April
A private visit for 32 members and their guests, followed by a Buffet Supper with wine in the Terrace Room.
Poached Salmon with Dill Mayonaise
Spinach, Tomato and Mozarella Quiche
Provided by Milburns £16.50 inc VAT per person.
Some of the highlights included the recently created “London Now” Gallery (London over the previous 50 years – from the end of the 2nd World War) and the “Catwalk” described as a “fast track view of the history of the City of London”, including interactive displays and 50 fascinating facts along the way.
Annual Church Service, St Peter upon Cornhill – Thursday 12th June
Led by Revd Richard Coombs MA, Priest in Charge and Hon Chaplain of the Lime Street Ward Club
Hymn No 246, Praise to the Lord Almighty, King of Creation
Lesson Isaiha 40 vv 27 – 31 – President
Lesson Matthew 6 vv 19 – 24 – The Master
Hymn No 244, O God our help in ages past
Hymn No 365, O Jesus I have promised
Civic Lunch – The Crypts, Guildhall, Thursday 12th June
137 Members and guests took part in this very important annual event where they were joined by The Lord Mayor (Sir Roger Court) and the Sheriff (Mr Keith Knowles).
Guest Speaker who replied on behalf of the guests – The Chief Commoner Michael Bramwell Esq
Oak Smoked Salmon – with Scottish Trout Mousse – Chateau Haut Rian 1995 – A.C. Bordeaux
Medallions of Veal, Orange and Lemon Caramalised Sauce – Chorey les Beaune 1991, Domaine Arnould
Toffee Pudding, Dates and Walnuts, Toffee Cream Sauce
Coffee and Sweetmeats – Port or Cognac
College of Arms 8th September
A visit led for the Ward Club by Portcullis Pursuivant, William Hunt, TD who explained the history and role of the College in addition to showing some fine examples of the work carried out at the College. Over 40 (44) people attended (Normal Max being 40). The Hon Sec received various phone calls after the event (unusual) showing how much this event was enjoyed by all. Supper was provided by the “Housekeeper” ( his wife) which was really enjoyed by all who attended.
Red Cross Fair – Wheel of Fortune 27th – 29th October
As usual the Ward Club supported the fair, with the purchase of Raffle Tickets and provision of prizes for this very popular stall.
A lunchtime visit to Mansion House – 14th October
A short guided tour given by the Lord Mayor’s Hall Keeper, preceded by a glass of wine…. at The Mithras Wine Bar, Bucklesbury House. Walbrook.
Alderman David Howard M.A. Common Councilman for Cornhill Ward from 1972, appointed Sheriff of the City of London.
On Lord Mayor’s Day Saturday 8th November, The Ward Club presented Alderman David Howard MA with a very colourful scroll congratulating him on his appointment, noting that his father and grandfather had also been made Sheriff.
The Presentation was made by The President, Deputy Archibald, Junior Warden and the Hon Secretary.
Carol Service – St Peter upon Cornhill – Tuesday 2nd December
The annual service where the singing was led by The City Singers was followed by a glass of Mulled Wine and supper at the City University Club £18.50. (54 Members and Guests)