Master Mrs Julie Gubbins

President Mr Alderman Bryan Toye

Vice PresidentMr Alderman David Howard

Hon Secretary Roland Hughes

Hon Auditor Tony Metherwell

Other items of interest in the year
Dedication of a Memorial to the Rev'd Alan Cook as part of The Poulters' Annual Service - St Peter upon Cornhill 
It had been proposed at the January 1990 Committee Meeting that lady guests be invited to the Annual Dinner– this proposal was rejected by the Committee "the rule of Gentlemen guests only, remains"

AGM – and Dinner 15th February 1990 – Marine Club Leadenhall Street EC3
79 partook in an excellent dinner, provided by Quintessance, which it would appear was followed by a very enjoyable Port. This was a new venue, for some years previously this event had been held at the Guildhall Club, Aldermanbury. The Guest speaker was The Master's God-Father, Mr Geoffrey Gough who had recently retired from the Court of the Bank of England.
The change of venue was brought about in the main by changing in the pricing structure at the Guildhall Club.
£26.50 per person

Annual Service 6th June
Hymn No 231 – All people that on earth do dwell
Lesson    1 Peter vv 1-8 (The President Alderman B.E. Toye)
Lesson    St Mark vv 1-11 (The Master Mrs Julie Gubbins)
Hymn No 214 (Come down O love divine)
Hymn 247 Praise my soul, the King of Heaven

 

This was followed by;

Civic Luncheon 6th June 1990 – in The Crypt – Guildhall
140 Attendees in total
Sheriff Paul Newall spoke on behalf of the Lord Mayor who had pulled out at the last minute (possibly having remembered that  his daughter's 21st  Birthday was on that day). Our master needed a very instant  speech re-write because of course she had prepared a speech about Hugh Bidwell the 662 Lord Mayor (Grocer) not Paul Newall! It  means our Master’s speech was shorter!  The guest speaker was John Clevely the UK agent for Veuve Cliquot.

Salmon Bellevue - Macon Chardonnay - Louis Latour 1988
Boned and Stuffed Poussin, Pommes Parisienne, Turned Baby Carrots - Chateau Beausite 1986
Rasberry Mousse - with Pashion Fruit Coulis
Coffee - Petit Fours - Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny or Armagnac - J de Malliac VSOP
Catered by Payne and Gunter

Wine Tasting 26th June 1990
Waterloo Room – The Habit –  Crutched Friars (£6.50)
8 Wines from Davy’s wine list were presented by Diana Patterson-Fox (Sainsbury’s/Daily Telegraph Wine Taster of the Year) - £6.50 per person.
Bordeau Sauviginon 1989
Macon Clessé 1988
Beaujolais Village 1988
Moulin a Vent 1987
St Amour 1976
Ch La Roche Beaulieu 1982
Ch Lafitte Carcasset 1985
Ch la Roche Beaulieu 1978

A Dinner was organised (£16.50), comprising:
Potted Shrimps
Rump Steak, Potatoes and Salad
Fruit/Cheese
Coffee

It seems possible that some of the attendees finished the evening at another Davy’s establishment – Skinkers near London Bridge ?
A very hot evening in mid summer!

The traditional Harvest Festival was cancelled owing to building work in the Church

Autumn Function - Engine Room of Tower Bridge 13/11/1990
Finger Buffet with Wine (£19.50) in the Engine Room of Tower Bridge with a short presentation from Bridge Master Col C.R.L. Stevens
New Members and prospective members were actively encouraged to this informal event
Caterers – Crown Catering Group
No of Attendees 79

 

Other formal events attended by our Master
Invited to experience her first Silent Ceremony on 9 November 1990

Invitations from other Ward Clubs
Bishopsgate. Bi- Centenary Lunch, Mansion House 20 Feb 1990 (Founded 1790!) –  in the presence of The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor - Sir Hugh Bidwell GBE,. D.Litt. 
Langbourne. Centenary Dinner 2 March 1990, Old Library Guildhall  - more information to come
Bishopsgate Bi - Centenary Banquet, Old Library Guildhall 21 Nov 1990