cbwc-inaugral-thumbThis section of the site contains pictures, descriptions and copies of some of the Club’s archives. We will posting more material in this section over the coming months.

Club Inaugral Minutes 1909

CBWC Dinner 1911

In contrast with the modern Greetings prepared for new Lord Mayors which are typically now limited to a single page decorated scroll, past Greetings were usually privately commissioned and printed books. One example that we have for 1913 (see links below) runs to some 60 pages and contains an extensive history of the Ward to that date.

Castle Baynard Ward Greeting to the The Lord Mayor 1913 (Extract 1)

Castle Baynard Ward Greeting to The Lord Mayor 1913 (Extract 2 )

Castle Baynard Ward Club Greeting to The Lord Mayor Greville Douglas Spratt in 1987

Castle Baynard Ward Club Greeting to the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Ian David Luder in 2008


The President’s Badge


The Chairman’s Badge


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The inscription reads The Gift of Sir Noel Vansittart Bowater Bt. GBE MC Lord Mayor 1953-4 to commemorate the Club’s Golden Jubilee 1959.

Club Silverware

The Utting Cup
The Sheffield Silver Loving Cup

The Silver Fluted Rose Vase

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This silver cup is inscribed as follows ‘Castle Baynard Ward Club The Gift of Frederick W Utting C.C. First Chairman 1956-1957’.
This vase was presented to the Castle Baynard Ward Club by Alderman Ian Luder to commemorate the Club’s Centenary



This silver tray was presented to the Club by our President Alderman Ian Luder at the Annual Club Dinner in December 2010.

The tray is inscribed: ‘Presented to Castle Baynard Ward Club to celebrate their centenary by Alderman Ian and Mrs Lin Luder Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress 2008-09’

Commemorative Plates


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This plate was presented to the Castle Baynard Ward Club by the Lord Mayor of London and Club President Alderman Sir Greville Spratt GBE TD on the occasion of the civic luncheon of the Ward Club held at Mansion House in 1988.
This plate was presented to the Castle Baynard Ward Club by the Lord Mayor of London and Club President Alderman Ian Luder in 2009.

The Club Standard


This standard showing the Club’s badge on a cobalt blue background was embroidered by Kate Rogers and dedicated by the Rt Revd & Rt Hon The Lord Bishop of London Richard Chartres at the Club’s Annual Carol Service in St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe on 15 December 1998.

The Lord Mayor’s Show 1986



This painting by Sir Hugh Casson, CH, KCVO, PPRA was commissioned by the Right Hon The Lord Mayor Sir David Rowe-Ham, GBE and this print was given to the Castle Baynard Ward Club at a civic lunch in 1986.

A View of London Before the Fire


The Picture is inscribed: Castle Baynard Ward Club Presented by L. J. Cardew Wood Esq. on behalf of Bell’s Asbestos and Engineering (Holdings) Limited October 25th 1960
A View of London before the Fire 1666 A.D. showing Castle Baynard. Engraved by Jollain of Paris, c. 1650, based on Visscher’s View of London, c. 1618.

Pencil Drawing of London and St. Paul’s of the 18th Century by Roger Whithington


Unfortunately the Club Minute Books for a number of years and other archive materials have been lost.

If anyone is able to offer any information on their whereabouts, or is able to provide information about the Club’s past please contact us at: