Master Bryan Wakeham

When becoming Master he had already had a career spanning over 56 years at Lloyd's including MD and Chairmanships of various Lloyd's Brokers. Chairman of the Three Rooms Club, a Poulter, an active member of the M.C.C. and the Royal Society of St George.

Bryan very kindly donated a Gavel to the club, which has been used ever since to keep Committee Meetings and AGM's under control and in addition a Goblet, "The Master's Cup" that is on dsiplay at every Annual Dinner and Civic Lunch. He also in conjunction with Roland Hughes presented the Lower and Upper Warden's Badges to the Club.

Things of Note from the AGM and Committee Meeting Minutes

AGM - 1999
Agreed to increase Membership to £20 (Life Membership to £200) in view of impending Lord Mayor's Show involvement (2000).
The Master requested that the Chairman of Lloyd's be invited to become an Honorary Member. This was agreed and Mr Max Taylor accepted.
The Master kindly donated to the Club a wooden gavel and striking board. 

Jan 2000
Hon Auditor Mr Simon Ive retired, Mr Michael Brecknall agreed to take over the role.
Rev Nigel Beynon appointed as Hon Chaplain 

AGM and Dinner 18th Feb 1999
80 Members and guests enjoyed Dinner in The Captain's Room at Lloyd's (£41.50 per person including wine), preceded by drinks with the "Nelson Collection". The Guest speaker was Donald Coombe  MBE. JP, a Member of Lloyd's and Chairman of his own broking house, a Freeman of the City of London and of Dallas Texas. A former Tax Commisioner.There was a specific request from the Master that in the invitational letter it stated that  "lady guests are most welcome".   

The Menu was;
Timbale of Salmon with lobster and chive sauce
Breast of Chicken with Wild Mushroom and Cream Sauce
Delice of Chocolate
Coffee and Truffles
Served with Chardonnay La Fortuna 1997 and Chateau Haut Rian 1995

Whitechapel Bell Foundary 17th April 1999
30 Members and guests enjoyed a very infomative tour of this, the oldest surving manufacturing company in the UK (Established 1570). Unfortunately there are no pictures but this is a link to the Whitechapel Bell Foundary's Web Site This was followed by an early Buffet Lunch at The Aldgate Exchange in White Chapel High Street.

Annual Church Service - Friday 4th June 1998
St Peter uopn Cornhill - Rev Nigel Beynon
Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation
Psalm 90 verses 1 - 17 - The President Alderman Michael Everard CBE, BA, DSc
2 Peter 3 versesw 1 - 10 - The Master
Father hear the prayer we offer
Lift up your hearts, we list them Lord to thee
The National Anthem

The Hymns were the same as the previous year ("it is good to have Hymns that people know")

Civic Lunch  - Friday 4th June 1998
The Crypts
89 Members and Guests anjopyed a convivial occasion in the presence of the Lady Mayoress The Lady Levene of Portsoken and the wife of Sheriff Brian Harris.  

Guest Speaker - Max Taylor, Chairman of Lloyd's - proposed the Toast to The Lime Street Ward Club
Seaview Brut, Sherry, Fruit Juce with Crudities and Dips

Rosettes of Smoked Salmon with Timballe of Fresh Salmon Mousse
- Cloudy Bay - Sauvignon Blanc

Noisettes of Lamb with Rosmary Jus, Tarlets of Mint and Crab Apple Jelly
- Beaujolais Chateau de Vierres 1997

Charentais Melon Summer Berries

Coffee and Petits Fours
Fonseca Bin 27 0r George Fransac VSOP

Provided by Payne and Gunter (£37.50 pp)
Toast Master Bernard Sullivan

Tour of Lords 3.30pm 13th July
30 Members and guests paid a visit to the Home of Cricket - the tour included a vistit to the Museum , the Long Room and the Lord's Tavern for Supper (Salad, Chargrilled Tuna and Lemon Tart)  £23.50

Talk by Mr. Alderman David Howard MA Thursday 28th October
The Lamb - Leadenhall Market
35 Members and guests enjoyed a fascinating presentation from the Ward's Alderman and Club's Vice President about his year as Sheriff and the start of his year as Lord Mayor Elect. £8.00pp

Wine Tasting - Voyage around France and Italy
Mark Gubbbins 10th November - St Olavs Church Hall
29 people in attandance of what would have been an informative and interesting evening - unfortunately - no lists of wines chosen.....

Red Cross Fayre - 15th November to 17th November
1999 Raised £1,440. Very little support in setting up and running the stall. 
Raffle Ticket Books Sold 106 £529.50
Stall Takings £652.52
Donations £307.50
Ward Club £150
Expenditure £171.58
This compared with £1,204.00 (1995) £1,360.00 (1997)

Carol Service -  7th December - St Peter upon Cornhill - Rev Neil Beynon
At least 47 people attended our annual Carol Service which was followed by supper at City University Club. £23.50pp
The Holy Son of God Most High - Choir
Once in Royal David's City
The Angel Gabriel from Heaven came
It came uopn the midnight clear
First Lesson - Isiah Chapter 9 verses 2-7 - The Lower Warden
In the Bleak Mid Winter
Second Lesson - Luke Chapter 1 - verses 26 - 38 - The Upper Warden
So Blissed be the tyme - Choir
The Holly and the Ivy
3rd Lesson - Luke Chapter 2 verses 1-7 - The Master
The First Noel
Fourth Lesson - Luke Chapter 2 verses 8 - 20 - The President
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - The Choir
Oh come all re Faithful

The Choir - The City Singers
Organist - James Cross

Millenium Walk 8th January 2000
56 people turned out for the Walk along the Bounds of our Ward, starting at the Lamb Tavern and  ending up at The City Flogger - it was led by Mr Paul Taylor a City of London Guide 

The Twickenham Experience - 2nd February 
No information on who attended but would have been a fun day out. Visit to the pitch, stands museum and a light lunch in the East Stand


Bryan Died 5th July 2013,at the age of 84. A Memorial Service was held at St Mary's Church Reigate. Past Master (and Hon Sec) Ann Benson represented the Club, with other members also attending. A great supported of the Lime Street Ward Club.