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Corporation Of London

STAFF Dance at Guildhall

Saturday 1st April, 1939

ART GALLERY /

GUILDHALL /

COUNCIL CHAMBER /

LIBRARY

Programme Booklet

Real Photographic Front

RED Embossed Corporation Emblem

Red & White Twisted Yarn & Tassel

Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.

ENGLAND

HISTORY / RESEARCH / EPHEMERA

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE!

 
DETAILS:
 
Corporation of London Staff
DANCE AT GUILDHALL
Saturday 1st April, 1939
 
PROGRAMME
 
IN THE ART GALLERY
 
The Corporation’s Collection of Works of Art will be on view.
 
There will also be displayed
A SELECTION OF MANSION HOUSE PLATE
by permission of the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor. 
 
THE TOWN CLERK (Alfred T. Roach, Esq., LL.B),
and Mrs. Roach
will receive Members of the Staff and
their friends from 7.30 to 8.0 pm
 
During the Reception a Selection of Music
will be played by Marius B. Winter’s Bnd.
 
IN THE GUILDHALL
 
Dancing from 8.0 pm
 
A PROGRAMME OF DANCES MUSIC
 
will be performed by
MARIUS B. WINTER’S DANCE BAND
(Under the direction of Marius B. Winter)
 
IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER
 
CONCERTS
8.30 TO 9.15 pm and 10 to 10.45 pm
 
TOM KINNIBURGH ——– Bass
JACK WARNER, with BOBBY ALDERSON at the Piano
VERA FLORENCE ——– Soprano
NAN KENWAY & DOUGLAS YOUNG —— Modern Radio Entertainers
At the Piano —— HAWARD CLARKE
 
 IN THE LIBRARY
AN EXHIBITION OF
ANCIENT CITY CHARTERS & MANUSCRIPTS
from the Corporation Records Office and Guildhall Library
 
PLAN OF GUILDHALL
 
(Please Refer to Photo)
 
BUFFET REFRESHMENTS
will be served from 9 o’clock in THE GUILDHALL, 
THE CRYPT under the Council Chamber,
THE LIBRARY NEWSPAPER ROOM, and in
THE ANCIENT CRYPT adjoining the Museum. 
 
THE ALDERMEN’S COURT ROOM and 
THE COUNCIL CHAMBER 
will be open throughout the evening. 
THE MUSEUM adjoining the Ancient Crypt will be open,
and the City’s Collection of Antiquities will be on view. 
 
GUILDHALL
 
The site of the ancient Guildhall or the land adjoining
has been consecrated to civic government
for more than one thousand years. 
Though none of the present buildings is of so
great an antiquity
considerable portions date back to the early years
of the fifteenth century,
when a new Guildhall was erected
slightly to the east of the ancient buildings. 
Naturally the Crypt was begun first, 
the traditional date being A.D. 1411.
The eastern portion of it stands to-day
practically as it was completed. 
With its fine proportions, 
elegant clustered columns of Purbeck marble
and graceful vaulting, 
the Crypt holds a notable place 
among similar medieval structures. 
 
The Great Hall appears to have been completed about 1440,
the latest part being the porch.
Towards the expenses
contributions were received from the Livery Companies,
and gifts and legacies from private citizens. 
Among the benefactors was Richard Whittington, 
the famous Mayor,
whose executors paid over what were then large sums
for the purpose of glazing the windows,
and paving the Hall with Purbeck marble. 
In the Great Fire of 1666, 
the medieval roof was destroyed, 
though the uprights of the walls,
thirty feet high, remained. 
The line of the fire can still be seen.
In 1864 the flat and incongruous roof erected after the Fire
was replaced by an open roof corresponding with the
original design. 
 
The first Library was founded
by the executors of Richard Whittington
and William Bury in 1425.
The present building was completed in 1873. 
The new Council Chamber was erected in 1883-4.,
on the site of the old Council Chamber of Stuart times. 
The visitor who stands on the south side of the Chamber
is close to the spot where, 
on the 5th January, 1642, 
Charles the First demanded from the Common Council
the surrender of the Five Members-
a famous event both in national and civic history. 
 
 

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