The Broad Street Ward:
Within the 677 acres of the City's Square Mile are 25 Wards or geographic areas, each of which returns a number of elected Common Councilmen every 4 years or as vacancies demand. The number of Councilmen (between 2 and 10) is determined by the relative size of each Ward, who serve on the Court of Common Council which totals 100 Councilmen.
Allowing for boundary changes, it has over the years contained within its borders The Bank of England, The Stock Exchange, The Royal Exchange and many Livery Companies. It also boasts among its historic Aldermen perhaps the most famous of all Lord Mayors of the City of London, Sir Richard Whittington (1354-1423), four times Lord Mayor and commonly held to be the inspiration for the pantomime character Dick Whittington.
Unique among municipalities in the United Kingdom, each Ward is also represented by an Alderman, who is elected every six years. The City, one of the world's leading financial centres, is administered as a municipality by the Court of Alderman and by the Court of Common Council.
Many of the Wards have formed Ward Clubs, some of which have been in existence for many years. Broad Street Ward Club was founded in October 1976 by Alderman Sir Hugh Wontner CBE CVO during a meeting at Carpenters' Hall. Also present at that gathering were a number of like-minded, enthusiastic individuals, some of them Common Councilmen and many of whom retain an interest in the Club to this day. Sir Hugh, assisted by the College of Arms, also designed the Club's badge (see above).
Traditionally, the Alderman of the Ward is the President of the Club and Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli took over this role in July 2013.
About the Club:
Click the button for much more information about the Ward of Broad Street.
Click the button left for details of the Officers and Committee of the Broad Street Ward Club. Plus, there is lots more Club information in the Membership section.
Click the button to access the City of London Corporation's website for the Ward of Broad Street.
Twice a year, the City of London Corporation publishes and distributes to Ward residents, a newsletter. Click on an image below to expand and download that particular edition.
City of London Ward News:
The Drapers' Hall in Throgmorton Street.
The Carpenters' Hall on London Wall.
The Furniture Makers' Hall in Austin Friars
The Chairman's Collar
Click on this button for an archive of news and items of interest concerning the Ward Club which have appeared on this website