Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/004
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: CANDLEWICK WARD CLUB
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 20 production units.
Name of creator(s): Candlewick Ward Club
Candlewick Ward Club was founded in the early 18th century or before. It was called The Candlewick Club until 1739 when it was renamed Candlewick Ward Club. The City of London was divided into wards for the purpose of government as early as Norman times. The wards had responsibility to keep the peace, supervise trade and oversee sanitation, and each ward has the right to elect an Alderman and Commoners to sit in the Court of Common Council. The Candlewick ward is situated near Monument and London Bridge, bounded to the north by Lombard Street, the east by Gracechurch Street, the south by Arthur Street and the west by Abchurch Lane. The Ward Club is a social club for those who live and work within the ward. It organises events such as talks, lectures, visits and outings, luncheons, dinners and church services. A newsletter is also produced.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Candlewick Ward Club, comprising: minutes, 1739-1990 (Ms 02641, 32757); membership records, 1876-1914, 1958-89 (Ms 08538, 32758); financial records, 1933-97 (Ms 32759-62); and correspondence and other papers, 1968-88 (Ms 32763-8).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records have been arranged in sections according to record type.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
They were deposited by Candlewick Ward Club between 1928 and 2002, and were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff.
See CLC/W/HA for the records of Candlewick Ward.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.