CLUB & CITY TIES
The Primary Club, founded 1955, 11,000 members
Every new member qualifies to wear one of the two famous Primary Club ties. There is a brooch for ladies. In the year 2000, donations from members enabled the club to make grants totalling £124,000 to clubs and schools for the blind and visually impaired throughout the UK.
Quaggy Quilters, founded 1999, 18 members
This quilt, made by one of our members , epitomises what we love about patchwork. Using recycled fabrics from GAP and NEXT shirts, Mary hand-sewed the quilt. She was using up what she had available - just like the pioneers!
The Reform Club, founded 1836, 2500 members
These designs by Jocelyn Burton for silver candlesticks to be used in the club's coffee room were commissioned as part of our Millennium celebrations. They draw on the lotus design on the salon chandelier and the 'R' motif that figures throughout the clubhouse.
DIRECTORY OF ALUMNI
The Reynolds Club, founded 1951, 640 members
As a means of celebrating the millennium we decided to produce a Directory of past students. 607 people are included. In our 50th Anniversary year the Reynolds Club is at a point of transition into the future. Our new name, Royal Academy Schools Alumni Association and the Directory reflect this, providing a link between all past and future students.
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, founded 1866, 300+ members
These items have evolved over 180 years to their present form. They represent the Fourth Degree, a level of membership of the order which takes about 11 years to achieve through attendance at one particular lodge on at least 42 occasions in each of these years.
Salters' Institute of Industrial Chemistry, founded 1918, membership varies
The Salters' Institute established its Chemistry Club in 1991, and through its activities the Club truly represents the 'ancient' and 'modern' of the Salters' Company founded in 1394. Throughout history, the salt trade has reflected the use of salt in chemistry. Today this lives on through the Chemistry Club, with its fun, modern approach to prize-giving for its members - hence the baseball cap.
Showmen's Guild of Great Britain, founded 1889, 1100 members
The Millennium Fair was a unique occasion. It showed the public the traditional galloping horses alongside the most up-to-date rides available, all supplied by members of the Showmen's Guild. The guild now represents 96% of all fun fairs.
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, founded 1995, the Hindu
community of Neasden and surrounding boroughs
There is always space made at home for God, and it may be as delicate as this example of mandir or only a photograph of a deity. Traditionally mothers would do morning prayers using the various items that you see provided, and at night it is quite common for a family assembly to take place around the mandir.
RECORDING OF PEOPLE LIVING ON THE STREETS
Simon Community, founded 1963, service provider
Although seen daily by the public, homeless people are seldom approached and engaged with. They are viewed as mutes. Our audio recording fills this dead silence with voices, laughter and feelings. The Simon Community enables rough sleepers and the public to live together in a community. What you hear is the life of that community.
Last modified: Monday, 25 April, 2005