Events 2007-08: Master; Mr Robert Woodthorpe - Browne

 

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Annual General Meeting  - 24th February
This was followed by Dinner in the Hall of Gresham College at Barnard's Inn. Guest speaker was a Lime Street Ward Club Member, Professor Michael Mainelli. The Master is a member of the Gresham Society Committee.

New Members Evening - Bunch of Grapes - Tuesday 22nd March
An enjoyable social eveing as usual, with the Master welcoming both new and older members.

Annual Church Service and Civic Dinner  - Mansion House - 30th May
A very special occasion for a Ward Club. As Alderman (Sir) John Stuttard - our President was Lord Mayor we were able to host our annual Civic Event at the Mansion House. Over 346 Members and guests filled the Egyptian Room for what was a very memorable evening.
This was a glittering occasion in the presence of the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress.with table decorations, the mayoral plate, topped
off with floral decorations made by the Master's Lady, Barbara
Woodthorpe Browne. Pikemen were in attendance and it was a full house
with "Alderman's Walk" being used. The Guest of honour was Lord Alderdice,
the former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
An extra special and unexpected event was a presentation to Edward Kipping who was retiring as Beadle of the Ward of Lime Street after many years in that Office. Mr Kipping had served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War on the Russian Convoys and had been awarded the Arctic Emblem by the Government of the United Kingdon for services in Arctic waters

Evening Thames cruise on "Lady Daphne"  - Monday 9th July

Tower Bridge

In a month of generally bad weather we had two outings on the Lady D in wonderful weather. On both occasions we sailed from London Bridge under a raised Tower Bridge down to Greenwich and back.
Guests on the Lady Daphne

A very social time was had by all.

We are very appreciative of the generous assistance given to us by the owner of the Lady Daphne, Prof Michael Mainelli


Reception on the terrace of the National Liberal Club -Thursday 13th September
Reception on the terrace of the National Liberal Club. A splendid
building constructed in the 1880's, overlooking the Victoria Embankment
and the London Eye. The Master took groups of members on tours of the
magnificent tiled rooms - the Smoking Room is the longest club room in
London.

Wine Tasting at TKS - Wednesday 17th October
Sicilian and Italian Islands wine tasting. Jointly organised by
the Master and Past Master Mark Gubbins. Some real surprises!

Fund Raising Dinner for Red Cross - Chamberlains, Leadenhall Market 

Charity Stall - Leadehall Market  - 4th, 5th, 6th December
An event organised mainly by Peter Cave and Roseanne Bowman involving sales of an amazing range of goods provided by RB and a Raffle evey day with prizes kindly donated by Stanley Liu, Reiss and Cheese of Leadenhall Market. Over the three days almost £1,000 was raised for the Lord Mayors' appeals. Thanks go to all the members who came and supported this one off event.

Carol Service at St Peter's Cornhill - Thursday 6th December 
A delightful evening with a German theme throughout, food being provided by Barbara Woodthorpe Browne. The choir sang carols in German, Latin and French as well as
English.

Visit to Players Theatre - January
This afternoon performance of traditional "Music Hall" was preceded by lunch at Bertorelli's in Soho. The Players were denied their usual venue so we ended up in a
cramped basement. But the show was great fun.