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  Cripplegate Ward Club is a social organisation for those who take an active interest in understanding and appreciating the traditions, history and workings of the Ward and the City.  It provides an excellent way to meet and to socialise with a wide range of people connected to and involved in the City and is a great way into the Civic and social activities of the area providing the chance for those connected with the Ward, in whatever way, to meet each other and the Alderman and Common Councilmen that represent the Ward.  The Club also support appeals and charitable activities.

Cripplegate is among the busiest of the 20+ Ward Clubs in the City of London, with a varied programme of events throughout the year.  There are both daytime and evening activities ranging from informal visits and tours of general interest, to the most formal of Civic Lunches and City Banquets.  We visit some interesting places revealing facets of the City not normally seen and of course being a social club, these very often include luncheon or dinner somewhere nice too.  All great fun.  Membership of the Club offers an opportunity to discover and appreciate the traditions and fellowship of City Life.

If you live in the Cripplegate Ward district or have business here we invite you to Join our Club and activities - just click on the 'Join us' link to get the ball rolling.  There is no stipulation that members reside within the Ward (or even within London), only that they have a direct, or indirect interest in the Civic, Social or Business affairs of the City and of course guests of members are most welcome at all functions.

To find out more about joining, navigate to our membership page or click here


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A visit to MiddleTemple

Wednesday 17th April 2024

On 17th April 31 members and guests had a very enjoyable tour and lunch at MiddleTemple. Meeting at the entrance to Middle Temple Hall at 10.45 a.m. the group split into two parties for a tour commencing at 11.00 a.m.

Built between 1562 and 1573 the buildings remain mainly unchanged today with glorious original features which survived the Great Fire of London and World War 1 and World War 11.

Middle Hall is one of the finest Elizabethan Halls in the country with a double hammered beam ceiling. It contains a large table given by Queen Elizabeth 1 and which has never been removed. An interesting snippet of information given by the guide was the origin of the saying to ‘tread the boards’. Years ago tables were not just for eating from but were put to many uses as they were boards balanced on trestles. When strolling players visited prominent houses or Inns the boards would be brought out, laid on the trestles and used as a stage so the actors would ‘tread the boards.’ Also if a house had over-numerous guests they would sleep on the boards hence ‘bed and board’.

The tour included various other rooms with superb detailed architecture, impressive oak panelling and beautiful stained glass.

Following the tour a three course lunch was enjoyed in Middle Hall and it was a wonderful experience to spend time in such magnificent surroundings.

Afterwards members and guests were free to wander around the lovely gardens.


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