DECANTER & GLASSES
Vintners' Company, founded 1364, 500+ members
The company has renewed its support for its trade giving considerable grants for wine-trade education and to support various wine-trade bodies. Its most recent charter authorises the company to set up the Wine Standards Board to which the Government has delegated certain responsibilities for enforcing the EC wine laws. The decanter and glasses were given to members of the company as Millennium presents.
The Virgil Society, founded 1943, 155 members
The Virgil Society was founded in the maelstrom of World War II to foster interest in the Roman poet Virgil as a symbol of western culture. The views expressed within the pamphlet by our first President, T.S. Eliot, in 1944 are still valid for us today: 'Our classic, the classic of all Europe, is Virgil'.
Waltham Forest in Focus, founded 1988, 8 members
The car boot sale took place at The Chestnuts in the centre of Walthamstow during the summer of 1992. It captures the enthusiasm shown for this 1980/1990s phenomenon, both as a new and used retail outlet and as a leisure activity.
Waltham Forest Turkish & Kurdish Association, founded 1989, 800 members
The centre was set up to help Turkish and Kurdish refugee asylum seekers with immigration and housing problems, often caused by the language barrier. We also aim to build bridges between all Anatolian people and British people. The poster represents one of our campaigns, in this case to address the problem of drug-taking by teenagers.
PRIZE CARDS, TROPHIES, MEDALS AND ROSETTES
Walthamstow & Chingford Caged Bird Society, founded
1951, 70 members
The Society caters for anyone who has an interest in aviculture, whether
keeping birds for pleasure, pets or exhibition. The Society holds two
shows per annum, the rosettes and trophy being examples of some of our
successes, and meetings consist of lectures, slide shows and general discussions.
Walthamstow Historical Society, founded 1914, 240 members
This monograph, published in 1916, tells the story of George Monoux, a local benefactor who was seven times Master of the Drapers' Company and Lord Mayor of London from 1514-15. It is an early example of a continuing programme of local history publications of which the society is justly proud.
Westminster Morris Men, founded 1952, 20 members
This costume represents a fascinating and enjoyable hobby involving artistic ability and plenty of exercise, with a strong social element. It also represents a continuing tradition of ritual dance, well-known in medieval England, whose origins are lost in the mists of English history.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Wolverhampton Wanderers London Supporters Club, founded 1966, 300 members
The changing face of British football has seen an increase in foreign players. In September 1999, Wolverhampton Wanderers brought the French defender Ludovic Pollet to England. By May 2000, he had been voted player of the year both by the club and also by the members of London Wolves.
'FREEDOM IN THE CITY' LOGO
Women's Design Service, founded 1986, 75 members
WDS works with women to improve the urban environment. The city should be an enjoyable and fun place to live, as well as achieving a balance between the buildings and the green space. This image is about sustainability and freedom: freedom to breathe and to be.
Woodgreen Gospel Choir, founded 1981, 30 members
The CD album entitled This Fellowship contains words of inspiration that gives an uplift to the listening ear. These songs portray the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hearts of everyone throughout the world leaving a joyful and peaceful impact on many lives.
Last modified: Monday, 25 April, 2005