1971 – Number of Members - 125
18th Feb - 25th AGM and House Dinner – Lloyd’s Library and Captain’s Room  – Guest Speaker A.J.B. Rutherford C.B.E. CC - 48 Members and 49 Guests attended – the first time there were not individual signatories – just an entered list.
Creme of Mushroom Soup
Whitebait and Lemon
Steak and Kidney Pie
Peach Melba
Coffee and Mints
Price 47/6d 

11th March Letter to Alderman Alan Greenaway ordering 1,000 sheets (later raised to 1,500) of new notepaper "to cover us for 1 year or so" - "Can we have it on Foolscap not A4 as need room for tear off strip at the bottom" (for applications for events) - how practical. Originally printed Brown on Cream paper.("Non-political, stability, antiquity")

New Note Paper 1971

4th March / 20th May  (Originally cancelled due to a postal strike) Cocktail Party and presentation on the SS Great Britain Project – Captain’s Room, Lloyd’s – by Mr Richard Goold-Adams (Chairman of the project). This presentation was put on in conjunction with Members of Aldgate Ward Club, Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, Underwriters and Brokers at Lloyd’s, Members of the Baltic Exchange. Its main aim was to raise funds for overall project to return the Hull to Bristol and restore her. Ticket Price 37/6d (In final letter shown as £1.87p (Decimilisation had arrived!)

April 22nd Committee Meeting and House Dinner – Lloyd’s - 21 members and 25 Guests
Topics discussed included;
Proposed by the Master that the Club give a subsidised Dinner annually for Members from profits made in the previous year - if not much profit to achieve this, increase the costs of the events !
Possibility of imposing a "New Members Fee" in addition to annual Subscription
Proposers and Seconders to ensure that New Members are properly introduced to other members
Agreed that  Programme of Events would show a list of Past Masters on the reverse
Agreed to purchase 6 Past Master's Jewels £20.00 each (Toye, Kenning and Spencer)

18th June Annual Church Service - St Peter upon Cornhill
                   Civic Lunch in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress
– Speaker Lord Simon C.M.G. Chairman of the Port of London Authority
The Club was advised that this was the last occasion that the Ward Club would be able to use the Mansion House for its Civic Lunch in the foreseeable future “in view of the reduction in Mansion House engagements”.
Members 30 - Guests 115

23rd September – An evening in the Charles Dickens tradition at the George and Vulture
        -                           -                   Speaker – A Senior representative of the Automobile Association

6th October - Harvest Festival – St Peter upon Cornhill

19th October Ladies’ Night Dinner and Dance – Abercorn Rooms – this was the 1st year that the title Dinner and Dance was used, previously it had been “Banquet and Ball”.
Dinner comprised;
Melon Rafraichi
Delice de Sole Veronique
Faux fillet de Boeuf Richleiu
Peche Petit Duc

Music by the Alfred Swain Trio and Entertainment by The Gwalia Male Voice Choir 

18th November, Committee Meeting and dinner – Abercorn Rooms – Speaker Mr Michael. W. McCrum, M.A. (Headmaster Eaton College) At this time our objectives were stated as being It is interesting to note that the objectives of the Club as prepared in a note for the Lord Mayor were seen as “To promote friendly intercourse within the Ward, discussion of local and general affairs of the Ward, and to dispense parochial information), exclusive of those of a religious or political nature

Membership was open to Ratepayers, property owners and other folk carrying on business within the Lime Street Ward of the City of London and any other person who in the opinion of the committee is suitable for membership.


1972 – There is verylittle paperwork for 1972

Master Don Abel - a very active member who was responsible for bringing in many members. Hon Sec. for a time

Committee Meeting – Vestry St Peter upon Cornhill
Items of interest

No need to increase subscriptions £2.10p as this covered "running costs" and events paid for themselves

£50 of uncollected subscriptions going back some years - were written off - agreed in future that new members would be asked to sign a standing order to cover their annual subscription.

Agreed to increase Annual donation to St Peter's to round number of £20 (from approx £16.50)

17th Feb House Dinner  - Venue unknown - 23 members and 24 Guests

15th November House Dinner – Sion College – 33 Members and 29 Guests

22nd FebHouse Dinner (and AGM ) 
– Captains Room – Lloyd’s - 57 members and 56 Guests
12th April House Dinner – George and Vulture– 20 Members and 15 Guests
The speaker at the April Dinner was Ken Ashton from FIFA. In his career both as referee and on various committees he was involved in some important footballing milestones milestones.
He was the 1st referee to wear the now standard Black Uniform (1946)
Introduced standard colour flags for linesmen in 1947 (prior to this they had been in Home and Away colours of the competing teams)
Following an incident in the England vs Argentina match in the 1966 World Cup, (Jack Charlton did not know if he had been booked or not) as Head of World Cup Referees he devised the system whereby referees show a yellow card for a caution and a red card for an expulsion, which was first used in the 1970 World Cup.
He also successfully proposed that the pressure of the ball should be specified in the Laws of the Game and in 1974 he introduced the number board for substitutes, so that players could easily understand who was being substituted.
We have no idea what he talked about but should have been an interesting evening for lovers of football.

16th November House Dinner – InnHolder’s Hall – 34 Members and 16 Guests


1974  - Information seems to be very sparse at present 
President Alderman Christopher Rawson
Vice President Alan.P.Greenaway J.P.
Master G.Burrow, Esq. CC
Hon Sec. Ian McNeil

1975 – Information seems to be very sparse at present

President Alderman Christopher Rawson
Vice President
Alan.P.Greenaway J.P.
  Mr Bernard E. Petitpierre 
Hon Sec.
Ian McNeil
AGM - Thursday 20th February, followed by a Buffet Supper (Captians Room - Lloyd's) £3.00 per person.
"Gentlemen Guests, will be very Welcome"  
Included Amendments to Rule 18 and 19 allowing for up to Nine Members, in addition to the officers.  
Subs to increase ?
Possible Events ?
17/4 Jamaica Inn
15/6 Civic Lunch
15/10 Visit to Westminster Abbey
20/11 Church Service

With help from Past Master Frederick.G. Bird (probably our oldest active member in 2011 when this short section was prepared) and still our oldest member when an update was done in 2017. We now have a good picture of this year.  

President Alderman Christopher Rawson
Vice President Sir Edward Howard (Cornhill Ward)
Master Mr Dickie Bird
Upper Warden Ian D. McNeil (and Hon Sec.) 
Lower Warden John de Vine (and Treasurer)
Beadle (1st Year Mr Kipping (Senior)

Most business operating in and around Lime Street would have bought desks or had their Offices moved  / organised by this year's Master and his team

Dickie Bird's Shop

AGM and Dinner - February 19th - Captain's Room Lloyd's
Main speaker A. Colin.Cole - Windsor Herald who spoke on behalf of the guests and gave a fascinating insight into the realms of Heraldry and the workings of the Royal College of Arms.  A toast was given to Fred Sellamn the retiring Lloyd's Master of Ceremonies. cost of the event £7.00

Thursday 29th April - Ceremony of the Keys - Tower of London
 - numbers were restricted to 40 - an informal supper at the World Traders Club in St Katherine's Dock, where the speaker was the Resident Governor and keeper of the Jewel House of the Tower of London - Major General W.E. Raeburn C.B. D.S.C. M.B.E. M.A.  £5.50pp (Inc wine BUT excluding cocktails!)

Thursday 3rd June - Civic Lunch - Livery Hall - Guildhall with Lord Mayor (Alderman Sir Lindsay Ring) in attendance, plus Mr Sheriff Hedderwick and his lady.The speech on behalf of the Club was given by Alderman Christopher Rawson. The speech on behalf of the guests was given by Mr N.C. Honey - the then Governor of Wormwood Scrubs,
The lunch was held in the Livery Hall with catering by Ring and Brymer  (within Chester Boyd from 1999) £10.00pp including Cocktails, Wine and Port.

July - City of London Festival  - Lime Street Wards' contribution organised by Deputy Harry Duckworth was organising a Flower Show. In addition we sponsored the Royal Marines’ School of Music to give a marching display in Guildhall Yard
and organised a Cheese and Wine evening at the Wine Bar in Lloyd's inviting all the electorate of the Ward - it was apparently a very successful event

Wednesday 6th October - Leadenhall Market Traders Harvest Thanksgiving - St Peter's upon Cornhill.
Not a LSWC event as such but members were actively encouraged to attend. The Master read one of the lessons.
An excellent sernon was preached by the Revd. Noel Clarke, the Superintendent Cbaplaln of the Britlsh Sailors Soclety
A beautlful display of gifts was attracttvely laid out down the centre aisle.

Thursday 18th November - Annual Church Service - St Peter's uopn Cornhill
 - supper party (max 50) St Edmund's Vestry Hall, George Yard, Lombard Street (Langbourne Ward where Mr Bird was also a Member) - Chaplain -The Rev Alan Cook. £3.00

N.B. In this era it seems that the Annual Church Service was not linked to the Civic Lunch nor to a Carol Service

Who were some of our members in this era ?
With thanks to Jim Attridge - provided in 2012
Don Abel was very active and many members came from his hard work.

Many members were resident house keepers
Mr Les Lowney  - Housekeeper at number 40 Lime Street.
Hugh Breslin  - Manager of Moss Bros in Lime Street.
Dunns mens wear shop near the Monument had a manager who was always known as Gerry Dunn he also worked very hard for the club.
Major Henry Duckworth had a retail confectioners in Lime Street and Leadenhall Market
Syd Morris who had the Lamb Pub in Leadenhall Market
Dave Wharton who ran the Ship pub in Lime Street which sadly no longer trades
Housekeeper in Asia House was also a member.
Bernard Mawbey manager of Stones in Fenchurch Street which ceased trading many years ago.

Many members including myself used the Bunch of Grapes for social drinking ("our" side of Lime Street)

"I am still very proud and honoured to remain a member (2012)" 

Master – Ian McNeil CC
Hon Secretary -  E.W.A. Kelloe

Thursday 19th February AGM
AGM and Dinner (Lloyd’s Library and Captain’s Room) 22 Members  - 13 Guests
The ANNUAL GENERAL, MEETING of the LIME STREET WARD CLUB was held at Lloyd's on 19th February 1977 and the following officers were elected:

PRESIDENT:   Alderman C.S.P. Rawson
MASTER:        Ian D. McNeil CC
UPPER WARDEN:     John De Vine
H. Breslin: G. Butcher: A. Hiltons D.M.S. Howard: W.H.A. Ruzbridge: D.A.F. Quecketts M. Stapleton: C. Wiard: D.G. Fisher:

Members afterwards dined with their guests in the Captain's Room at Lloyd’s
The City Remembrancer, Geoffrey A. Peacock, M.A. replied to the Toast of the Guests.

Queens Silver Jubilee
It was agreed that we would sponser The Band of the Royal Marines School of Music at a special parade in Guildhall (as done in the previous year). Members were asked to make a special donation of up to £2 to cover the cost of the Buffet after the event for the Band.

The Junior Band of the Royal Marines will open the City of London's Silver Jubilee, Celebrations, on March 31, when they march and play in Guildhall Yard, EC2 at 12. 30p.m.

 The event has been organised and sponsored by Lime Street Ward Club in the City.

The 40-strong band, under the direction of Lt. Graham, Hoskins, is made up of boys aged between 17 and 19 who have completed training at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal, Kent. The engagement it in Guildhall Yard will be the last public appearance for many of them before they move to an adult band.

The Regiment of the Royal Marines is officially affiliated The with the Corporation of London's Church, St. Lawrence Jewry, in Guildhall Yard, and is one of the seven regiments privileged to be able to enter the City with colours flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed.

 Silver Jubilee Civic Luncheon - 19th May
This special lunch was held in the presence of The Lord Mayor Sir Robin Gillett and the Lady Mayoress accompanied by Mr Sheriff Cole and his lady.

Wednesday 5th October - Harvest Festival Service - 12.30pm - 12.55pm - St Peter upon Cornhill  

11th October - Visit to City of london Museum and Buffet £5.00
21 members and and 40 guests enjoyed a successful personal visit to the Museum.
The club had to take out its own General Third Party Liability insurance policy with a limit of £250,000 for the 1 evening - Premium £10, placed by Holmwoods and Back and Manson with the Prudential.

October 26th Ward Clubs Reception in Association with the United Wards Club- Mansion House

24th November InnHolders Hall
Would appear to have been a Members only evening, although doubt it, - 45 approx attended.


- Charles A Wiard M.B.E., A.E. - Hon Secretary - E.W.A. Kelloe - Hon Treasurer - V.E.Emms

Thursday 23rd February - AGM and Annual Dinner - Captain's Room - Lloyd's £11. 00 per person
35 guests and 35 Members
Frank Crozier of the B.B.C. responded to the Toast of the Guests in a most entertaining manner.

The following officers were elected:-
President:         Alderman C.S.P. Rawson
Master: Charles A. Wiard
Upper Warden:            J. Newby
Lower Warden:            H. Breslin
Hon. Secretary:            E.W.A. Kelloe
Hon. Treasurer:            V.E. Ems

G. Butcher: M.S. Howard: John de Vine: M. Stapleton: W.H.A. Ruzbridge:
A. Hilton: D.G. Fisher: P. Drew and B. Barber


Monday 22nd May
Annual Church Service  11.30am

Civic Lunch - The Crypt - Guidhall
Chateau de Vire - Salmon Trout Bellevue - Sauce Tarragon
Chateau LaTour Camblanes 1974 - Lion (!) of Veal , Old English Style, Gardners Pride (?)
Quinta dp Noval - Strwberry Romanoff
Ring and Brymer were the Caterers
40 members and 106 Guests 

The response on behalf ofthe guests was given by Arthur Gold CBE, President of the European Athlectics Board
Born in 1909 - his father died in 1921, when he and his 2 sisters were sent to the Freemans Orphan School (his father was a Lighterman). Obviously very good at Athletics - Winner of Kent, and Southern County, 100 yards in 1936/37 and 38.
Joined Corporation of London in 1927 (16 years old)

Monday 17th July - City of London Festival
The Club again sponsored the Junior Band of the Royal Marines - Members were positively encouraged to attend

Monday 24th July - Lloyd's Choir gave a short concert at St Peter upon Cornhill
 - part of the City of London Festival
This was the year when Tommy Steele performed in The Yeoman of the Guard at the Toer of London

Thursday 21st September Buffet Supper - Innholders' Hall
28 Members and 49 guests

Guest Speaker
Comander Donald Sanders, QPM.
CID, Fraud Squad, Murder Squad and Home Office.
The reply on behalf of the guests was given by Mr Derek Balls, Master, Innholders'

£9.00 including wine and port


Wards Club Reception - Mansion House - in conjunction with the United Wards Club
- it would appear in this era that this was a very popular event with over 400 attending around this era. It was also suggested that there should be a get together of alll the Ward Clubs' Secretaries. 

Year ended with a celebration of 1800 years of worship on the site of St Peter uopn Cornhill - the site was first consecrated in AD 179. A special service led by our chaplain The Rev Alan J.N. Cooke (Rector) was held in the presence of the Lord Mayor (Sir Kenneth Cork) and Lady Mayoress on 24th Jan 1979, including apporx 40 Members and guests of the Club It was follwed by a "Fork" Lunch , at the Bank next door. TSB (Trustee Savings Bank). An Organ Restoration Fund was created seekint ot raise £20,000

James Newby
Hon Secretary E.W.A. Kelloe

James Newby was Born 22nd Feb 1927 - and went to Radley College followed by London University
Started his career with Phoenix but becme a Lloyd's Marine Broker in 1948 remining in this role at least until 1979 - his interests included Cricket, (MCC), "attractive women" and the Conservative Party (Chairman Southend Young Conservatives in the 1950's) 

Thursday 22nd February - AGM and Dinner - Captain's Room, Lloyd's
29 Members and 49 guests
£12 per person - Gentlemen Guests only   


21st May - Annual Church Service and Civic Lunch - The Crypt - Guildhall

The Mayoral Party and Main Guests were led into the Guildhall by a piper - first mention of this I think ?
45 Members and 140 guests..... partook of;

Deinhards Sparkling Moselle / Sherry

Coquilles of Salmon Trout Bellvue, Tarragon Sauce  - Chateauneuf du Pape 1977
Noisettes of English Lamb - Princess - New Potatoes, French Beans, Endives - Roodberg 1974
Cherries Jubilee - Hazlenut Ice Cream - Taylors Late Bottled Vintage
Catering by Ring and Brymer
£11.75 per head plus VAT

20th September  - Reception and Buffet Supper for 85 Members, their Ladies and other Guests at Innholders' Hall
 - rather than have a Speaker there was an experiment with an Open Floor Question and Answer session, it seems about the City and its structure..... £11 per person

14th December - Master's Dinner
A very specific event only for Corporation Representatives (Alderman and Common Councilmen, Cornhill and Lime Street, Club Offficers and Officials - Max 20. Held at Waterman's Hall. Various problems re the dates but finally held on 14th December  - it seems that it was mainly the Lime Street contingent who attended 12 only in total, but see below
£18 per head (Food only )

Caterers Paynes Caterers
Veuve Cliquot NV £8.50 per bottle In 1979 !!   6
Montagny 1973 £12.50 per magnum               3
Mouton Baron Phillippe (1967) £10.50             6
Taylors LBV £5.00                                        4
Hine VSOP £12.00                                        1
Bottle of Whisky £8.50                                 1.5
Bottle of Gin (£8.50)                                    0.5
Lager (£0.30p)                                             8
25 Cigars (ordered and all used/taken away £1.50)

What did they eat ?
Smoked Salmon
Fillet of Beef Wellington

Blackcurrent Fruit Ice
Stilton or Cheddar

N.B. One letter of thanks said "it was an evening "out of this world"" 


Hugh Breslin - Manager of Moss Bros in Lime Street

Hon Secretary
James Newby (Immediate Past Master, as Mr Kelloe had been appointed Upper Warden)

N.B. At this time we had approx 200 Members mainly drawn from Lloyd's, Leadenhall Market and The Metal Exchange"  with one the aims in the rules being quite strongly advocated - friendly intercourse.
We purchased 108 ties in this year provided by John Paterson Epping at £2.50 each

21st February AGM and Dinner
Mr. Alderman C.S.P. Rawson was re-elected President and Hugh Breslin invested as Master.
Also elected were;-
E.W.A. Kelloe - Upper Warden
N.J. Beale C.C. Lower Warden James Newby F.C.I.B - Hon, Secretary
V.E. Emms       Hon. Treasurer

G. Butcher
D.H.S. Howard
John de Vine
X. Stapleton
A.P.D. Bridges
D.G. Fisher
P.D. Drew
B. Barber
D.C. Butcher

The Members afterwards dined with their Guests in the Captain's Room, Lloyd's;
Among the Guests present were T.J. Terseus Wetcalf, Master of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen and Patrick Dickenson, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, English College of Arms.

In replying to the Toast of 'The Guests', Montague G. Moss, Deputy Chairman - Moss Bros, entertained the assembled company with his fund of anecdotes regarding articles found in returned clothing and also letters written by hirers to his Company.

Annnual Dinner 61 Members - 31 guests - as per list prepared at the time, 112 Actually dined.
Celery Soup
Roast Fillet of Beef
Crepe Maison



Annual Church Service - 12th May

Conducted by Rev Alan Cook (Rector), Organist Raymond Grey
2 Lessons, 3 Hymns - Imortal, Invisible God only wise; City of God, how broad and far; Thy hand, O God has guided.

Civic Lunch 12th May Crypt - Guildhall
In the presence of The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress, Sir Peter and Lady Gadsen, supported by Mr Sheriff John G.M. Hart and Mrs Hart. A record 150 Guests (50 Members). The main party were piped to the table by Pipe Major Gordan McCormack. The reply on behalf of the guests was given by A.J.Mowan Administrative Officer for St Bart's Hospital.

Sylvaner  - Chilled Mackerel and Spinach Souffle
Beaujolais - Loin of Vela (Old English Style), almandine Potatotoes, French Beans
Quinto do Noval - Fresh Fruit Salad and Cream
Coffee and Petit Fours

£13.50 per head

City of London Festival - Opening Ceremony
The Ward Club arranged for (sponsored) 60 members of the Junior Royal Marine Band (from the Royal Marines School of Music) to take part in the parade and to represent the Ward Club. Also taking part were The Blue Bird Majorettes, Omphalos, Cunning Stunts, Michael Mulkerrin and London Entertains.
The total cost of £324.81 was partly covered by a £100 from the City Arts Trust 

 After the parade it seems there were two functions. Lunch at the Guildhall hosted by David Butcher and his wife. (!7 in attendance - Committee plus CC's ?) Lunch Melon, Salmon. Cheese, Coffee, with Sherry and White Wine provided by DB. A light Buffet lunch for the Band was aslo provided at a cost of a further £338. 

Buffet Supper - Innholders Hall 18th Sept 
65 Members (22) and Guests (43)- IPM J Newbey had 14 members in his party