Welcome to Broad Street Ward Club
Our Next Event:
11th December 2019
The Chairman invites Members and their guests to the Christmas Carol Service at St Margaret Lothbury, held in association with our friends at the Coleman Street Ward Club and the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers.
18th November 2019
The Chairman welcomed Members and their guests to the annual Civic Luncheon in the Crypts of Guildhall. The full Civic Team were with us for a very special and well-attended occasion.
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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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):
Past Chairman and Sheriff-Elect Chris Hayward CC receives Sheriff's Chain of Office. Presented by Sir Michael Bear at Carpenters' Hall on 17th September 2019
Club President and Sheriff-Elect, Alderman Michael Mainelli receives his Chain of Office
President : Sheriff Prof Michael Mainelli (Alderman)
Chairman : Roger Walsh
Deputy Chairman : Michael Kemsley FCA
Honorary Secretary : Judith Rich OBE
Honorary Treasurer : Michael Kemsley FCA