The Queenhithe Ward Club
In very early times the City of London was divided into Wards for the purposes of government. Every year, at the Wardmote, the 'good and discreet' citizens of the ward elect their representatives to serve on the Court of Common Council. Each Ward also meets when a vacancy occurs to elect their Alderman.
There are 25 wards in the City. The Queenhithe Ward encompasses an area to the South of St. Pauls Cathedral down to the river. The name Queenhithe comes from the Queenhithe dock on the river, which was probably a Roman dock, but known in Saxon times as Aedereshyd and later as Queen Hithe (Queens Quay).
Posted December 5, 2010 at 4:54 AM