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Bridge Ward Club Events 2023

Our themes for the year will be Art, City Business, London’s Architecture, Personal Development, Music, Civic City and Traditions, and Sports.

Event Title – “The Cook and Butlers Tale”  (Including a tribute to Robert Burns)

Location – Guildhall Club Dining Room  

Time and Date – 6.00pm Thursday 25th January.

This event was thoroughly enjoyed and thanks to Mark for a most informative talk.





Thursday 23 March- Visit to Angels Costumiers And RAF Museum London

Thankyou to Alison and Rebecca at Angels and also Peter and Karen at RAF Museum London for making our visit so interesting. We were amazed at the size and content at both sites, they certainly covered a wide range of interests. 


19 April 2024 @12.15 pm – Bridge Ward Club Civic Luncheon, Glaziers Hall.

Photographs from last years Civic Luncheon can be downloaded for free or printed if you open an account at this link –


Event Title -;The Cook and Butlers Tale (Including a tribute to Robert Burns)

Location – Guildhall Club Dining Room  
Time and Date – 6.00pm Thursday 25th January. 

Event Description

For all of our members who have even attended formal lunches of dinners in the City you will
undoubtedly have had the Cook and Butler experience. From the Mansion House through the
Livery Halls to the famous Guildhall Club, Cook and Butler have been there to provide an excellent
gastronomic experience with “ gold” levels of service. This business has been created and lead by
Mark Grove who now for over 20 years . Mark has had a lifelong career in the catering industry
where he has risen to the top of his profession. In addition to this he has played an active part in
the City being a former Master of the Worshipful Company of Cooks ,a member of the Poulters
Company and the Guild of Freeman.  

Mark has agreed to talk about his experience building this successful business and how to be
aware of the individual traditions and practices of each City organisation along with how the
formal catering needs have changed over that time. Mark has a great passion for the City of
London and it traditions which his profession and business has put him right at the heart of. You
will hear about the challenges and  the satisfaction that come from being in this position.

In addition the talk with be followed by a “Connoisseurs” buffet with a special selection of wines.
Definitely something not to be missed.
Cost – £45
PAY: Bridge ward club sort code 40 15 05 account no. 61267027


Dear Club Member,


Visit to meet the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers of the HAC

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2024

Time: 17.30 to 20.00

Place: Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ

Cost: £48

The Club has great pleasure in inviting you to a fascinating tour of the Honourable Artillery Company’s (HAC) home, the beautiful and historical 18th century Armoury House near Moorgate.  Armoury House is set in a uniquely large garden for the area, complete with the City’s only cricket ground.   The HAC, the oldest regiment in the British Army, has a long and fascinating history and members will have the opportunity to hear all about it and to visit the Museum and other parts of the House, including viewing the elegant wood panelled Long Room with its fascinating collection of historic paintings.     Armoury House is home to the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, the Lord Mayor’s ceremonial bodyguard, and members of the Club will be given a private conducted tour by the Pikemen and hear about their history and view their armoury.

Timings are:

  • 17:30-18.00 Members gather at Armoury House
  • 18.00 Presentation in the Medal Room by the Company of Pikemen outlining the origins and history of the HAC and its constituent parts – Army Reserve Regiment, Pikemen & Musketeers, Light Cavalry etc      18:30 approx Members split into groups for a tour of the main rooms of Armoury House and the museum.                     19:00 approx Members meet together in the Pikemen & Musketeers armoury. There will be an opportunity to handle weapons and try on armour and enjoy bubbly and a finger buffet. 
  • 20.00 approx Members free to leave.We are very fortunate to have this wonderful opportunity to visit such a beautiful and historical building which houses so much of the City’s history and to hear all about it. The cost for this special event is £48 per person; maximum numbers are around 30, first come first served.

So, don’t delay, please email to confirm your reservation with the names of everyone in your party and kindly pay by BACS to Bridge Ward Club, Sort Code: 40-15-05, Account No: 61267027 using the reference HAC and your surname. The deadline for this event is Tuesday 20 February

Any questions you may have should also be sent to the above email address.Thank you for supporting this Bridge Ward Club event.


Direct from Graceland ;Elvis, Featuring more than 400 artefacts owned by Presley is at Arches , London Bridge until Feb 25.

Thank you for supporting the Club’s events.

Get In Touch

The London Bridge Museum Project is looking for new people Background For 2,000 years London Bridge has been fundamental to the development of London. The
capital’s location was defined because the Roman invading force in 43 AD chose to cross the Thames at this point.
The London Bridge Museum & Educational Trust came into being to meet the clear need to
record the history of the various bridges that have succeeded one another at this crossing point, and to tell how London Bridge made London a World City.
Initially, we hoped to establish a physical museum but this proved not to be possible, and in
light of the volume of global interest online a virtual online museum has been established.
The future
We believe that now we should
➢ develop and enhance the virtual museum, to meet both educational needs and the
passing interest of students and tourists, and
➢ explore better links with Lake Havasu City – the American home of John Rennie’s London
The need
We want to strengthen our team with some new and younger people who can bring the
creativity and energy needed
➢ to develop the Trustees’ thinking into an action plan,
➢ to talk to people who might help us, and
➢ to consider ways to finance these activities.
Trustees are unpaid and act on a purely voluntary basis.
If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact Andrew Dyke, ideally by
email at

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