The Ward Club event that members had been waiting for, finally happened. !!
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On the 17th January 2021 the Ward Club achieved its 75th Anniversary, but with COVID restrictions in place the planned Anniversary Celebrations were postponed until 9th September 2021.
The Ward Club were privileged to be able to use Salters’ Hall (Salters being one of the great 12 Livery Companies)
On arrival members were able to view the Salters’ small Museum, containing an amazing collection of Salt related artifacts and were welcomed by Cornhill Beadle Joanne Higgs and the temporary Lime Street Beadle ( Norman Chapman – Upper Warden)
To celebrate this prestigious event, members were requested to wear ‘as much colour as possible’, which resulted in some imaginative gentlemen’s bow ties and vibrant ladies dresses.
The Master and Immediate Past Master welcomed the members and their guests who enjoyed a sparkling reception, excellent food and wine, with images and stories of the Ward Club ‘s past 75 years,
Menu included :- Starter:- Fennel crusted farmed Sea Trout with crispy skin, cauliflower & almond puree, pickled Cauliflower compressed cucumber, cucumber pearls. – Main:-Slow- braised feather blade of beef, sweet potato & thyme puree, mustard kale, baby carrots – Dessert:–Chocolate bomb with blood orange centre , vanilla cream, honeycomb, candied cherries.
The evening included some excellent speeches from our past and present Alderman , with Past Master Peter Cave giving an excellent talk on many interesting facts and highlights from the past 75 years.
After a very enjoyable and atmospheric evening, members and guests departed for home with a copy of the Ward Club 75th Anniversary Booklet, and happy with memories of the 75th Anniversary Celebration which was a vibrant and magical event .
Back Row. Mrs Margaret Pinkerton, Lady Samantha Bowman, Alderman Sir Charles Bowman, Alderman Robert Howard, Past Master Peter Cave
Middle Row. Lieselotte Burdof-Cook, Daphne Cave (Past Master and Hon. Sec)
Front Row. Immediate Past Master David Pinkerton, Master Ivor Cook