1996 - 97

President Mr Alderman Bryan Toye
Vice President
 Mr Alderman David Howard
Hon Life Vice-President H Duckworth, Esq., C.B.E., J.P., F.R.S.H
Master Vincent Emms
Upper Warden Charles Bowman
Hon Sec Roland Hughes

AGM - 22nd February - Saddle and Sirloin - Chesterfield house - Rood Lane

Tuesday 30th April- Wine Tasting "Degustation France v New Zealand"

Very liitle information is available on this tasting except that the wine tasting was held at the City University Club in Cornhill - with the wines presented by David Evans invloving a range of different specific grape varieties and a comparative tasting.

Note from the webmaster in 2016 - 1996 ? - Sauvignon Blanc would have been there. Pinot Noir - I wonder ? 

Annual Service - St Peter, upon Cornhill - Wednesaday 12th June

Led by Rev Richard Coombes (Priest in Charge and Hon Chaplain to Lime Street Ward Club) 

Hymn 246 "Praise to the Almighty, King of Creation"

Lesson Psalm 127 - Read by the President

Lesson Luke 6 Vv46 -49

Hymn 512 "Through all the changing scenes of life"

Hymn 402 "A safe stronghold our God is still"

 "Golden Jubilee" Civic Lunch Wednesday 12th June 

At this very special Civic Lunch, the Ward Club's 50th "Birthday", the Menu provided by "Party Ingredients" comprised;

Sole Terrine with Marinated Tiger Prawns and a Seafood Remolade - Stonleigh Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1993

Medallions of Beef - "Prince Albert" - Spiced Red Cabbage, Fresh Horseradish Sauce - Chateaux Bel Air 1993

Coffee Meringue with Tia Maria Creme Anglaise - Dows Ruby Port 1987

Coffee, Mints 

The Guest of Honour  - Andrew MacKay, President Aldgate Ward Club

We donated £250 to the Lord Mayor's Appeal  

153 Members and Guests attended including The Lord Mayor Alderman John Chalstrey and The Lady Mayoress, Alderman and Sheriff Sir Peter Levene and Lady Levene

Visit to St Pauls Cathedral (History and Music) with the Wren Singers - This was originally booked for 20th March. Unfortunately there was not a good enough respnse to justify the overall minimum costs.It was re-arranged for 24th July in conjunction with another group. This time over 50 members and Guests attended what must have been a spectacular event. They visited different stations within the Cathedral ending at the Chapel of Order of the British Empire, with Music and Singing of different eras (over 8 centuries) at different points.

Visit to State Rooms of Buckinham Palace 9th September
46 Members and Guests took part in this visit which must have been one of the first times that the Palace had been opened to the public. 

Buckingham Palace Ticket

Harvest Festival - St Peter upon Cornhill,  Wednesday 25th September 

Led by Rev Richard Coombs MA. - Priest in Charge and Hon Chaplain

Hymn No 654 "We plough the fields and scatter..."

Lesson Genesis 1vv 26 -31a - Upper Warden

Lesson Matthew 7 vv 7 - 14 - Master

Hymn No 23 "O praise ye the Lord"

Hymn No 648 "Come ye thankful people come"
Gifts from Leadenhall Market taken to Queen voctoria'a Seamens' Rest. (A decreasing number of gifts as less traders and more shops)

The event was followed by a light buffet in the Church

Carol Service Tuesday 3rd December - St Peter - upon Cornhill

A letter sent to members in November said ".....the serice will be followed by a meal and a glass of mulled wine at the City University Club, just down the road in cornhill. This is a new venture for the club and is an ideal opportunity for families to join in.
Led by Rev Richard Coombs MA. - Priest in Charge and Hon Chaplain

Hymn No 83 "O come, O come Emmanuel.....

Choir All in the Morning

Lesson Isaiah 9 vv2, 6-7 (Lower Warden)

Hymn No 10 "In the Bleak Midwinter"

Lesson Matthew 1 vv18 - 25 (Upper Warden)

Choir Past three a' clock

Hymn No 117 The First Noel

Lesson Luke 2 vv1 - 7 (Master)

Hymn No 91 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Hymn No 106 O come all ye faithful  

The congregation was led by The City Singers

This was followd by a glass of Mulled Wine and Supper at the City University Club for 29 members and their guests