Welcome to Broad Street Ward Club
Broad Street Ward is one of 25 Wards in the City of London. It is situated in the heart of the City and contains six Livery Companies within its boundaries - the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, the Worshipful Company of Drapers, the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. The Ward is also home to the Guild of Entrepeneurs and the Guild of Freemen.
The Broad Street Ward Club is an easy and enjoyable way to gain an understanding and appreciation of the traditions, history and current workings of the City. It is one of the liveliest social organisations in the Square Mile and has a varied and busy annual programme. It's a good first step into the Civic and social activities of the area and an excellent way to meet and socialise with a wide range of members and others involved in the City.
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Here is the latest (December 2019) copy of the Broad Street Ward Newsletter, published twice a year by the City of London (click the image to expand).
Click Here to see an archive of these Newsletters.
The Lord Mayor's Show:
On Saturday 9th November 2019, representatives from Broad Street Ward Club took part in the Lord Mayor's Show by walking alongside our most recent affiliation - the City of London Sea Cadets (see further information by clicking here).
BSWC Committee Member, Commander James Nisbet, RNR, London Area Officer for the Marine Society and Sea Cadets, was joined by Sarah Sturrock, Lisa Preuveneers and Catriona Boyd. Lunch was taken with the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants (who also walked alongside the Sea Cadets), the Beadle is shown in a number of photos below and took good care of our walkers. Great photos from Lisa and Sarah - click on an image to expand and scroll through:
The Presentation of Addresses:
The new Lord Mayor (Alderman William Russell) was sworn into his term of Office during The Silent Ceremony held at Guildhall on Friday 8th November. As always, this ceremony was followed by the giving of gifts and keepsakes to the new Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs, by various organisations with which they have an individual and particular affinity. This historic tradition takes place in the Art Gallery of Guildhall and is called The Presentation of Addresses.
Members will know that both Sheriffs for 2019-2020 are long standing members of Broad Street Ward Club, so the Committee was delighted to attend and present gifts on behalf of Members to Club President, Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli (Alderman) and Past Chairman, Sheriff Chris Hayward CC.
Following the gift presentations, a brief reception for the gift-givers and receivers was held in the Old Library. Shown below are a few pictures from the event (click on an image to expand and scroll through):
President : Sheriff Prof Michael Mainelli (Alderman)
Chairman : Michael Kemsley FCA
Deputy Chairman : Cdr James Nisbet MA VR RNR
Honorary Secretary : Judith Rich OBE
Honorary Treasurer : Judith Bingham
17th February 2020
Members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Club, held at Furniture Makers' Hall in Austin Friars, and elected Michael Kemsley FCA as the new Chairman of the Ward Club