Dear Friends

sueWe are pleased to bring you news of our summer party at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine's on 4th June – we do hope you can join us for what I am sure will be a lovely evening at this hidden gem just a short distance from St Katharine Docks. We have some news about changes to our Executive Committee - Carole Harling whom many of you will know, is standing down from the Committee, having been involved with the administration of the Association from the very early days. Carole & her husband have moved away from London following Kevin's retirement but happily they will remain as members and we hope that we will see them at events when they are in London. We are very grateful to Carole for the outstanding contribution she has made to the success of our Association over so many years. Jo Sandhu who has also been an excellent member of the Committee for many years, stood down a few months ago at our AGM where we were able to thank her in person, so we are pleased to now welcome members Clare McGregor & Patricia O'Higgins who have kindly agreed to join the Committee.

Your Committee looks forward to welcoming you to an event soon!

Sue Hughes

Social Events

Summer Party at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse

Monday 4th June - This is a members only evening event.

building Please click here to book your place.Booking is essential please for catering purposes. There are 40 places available - you will receive an email confirming if you have secured a place with arrangements for the event. £10.00 pp is payable on the night as a contribution to the refreshments.

On Monday 4th June we are delighted to be holding our summer party at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine's in Limehouse (a short walk from Limehouse DLR) by kind invitation of The Master, Mark Aitken, who is a member of FOSKD, Hopefully the sun will shine and we can look forward to a glass or two of Pimms & canapes in their beautiful hidden garden!

During the evening we will have a tour of this fascinating site (including a brand new wing) and whilst we are visiting their chapel, Mark has kindly agreed to give us a talk entitled "E1 to E14" about the fascinating history of this "Royal Peculiar" which was originally founded in St Katharine Docks in 1147 consisting of a medieval chapel and hospital which were demolished in 1825 to make way for the building of the Docks.

The London On Water Show

10th – 12th May in the Centre basin of the Marina

The Marina team are busy rearranging the centre basin of the marina for this event; additional pontoons have been brought in to build the first ever "floating Village" at St Kats Dock! Just a reminder that your 2018/19 membership card will allow you free admittance to the Show on all three days via the gate in front of the Marina Office by the red bridge. You can also attend the themed receptions on all three evenings where you can purchase drinks & food. For further details please see

Concession Scheme News

Sargeant's Mess

mess The Restaurant formerly known as the Perkin Reveller (just inside the east gate of the Tower of London) is now home to Sargeant's Mess, a new restaurant run by Restaurateur, Mark Sargeant. This all-day restaurant, bar and deli, has been created in collaboration with independent hospitality group, CH&Co, and Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that cares for the Tower of London.

Set within the Tower of London environs, Sargeant's Mess will pay homage to the heritage of this historic location with a menu of modern British seasonal dishes for which Sargeant has become known. The menu, created by Mark with head chef Simon Oakley – who has worked with Mark for over five years – will focus on British classics with their signature twists.

Mark has won numerous awards, including Chef of the Year when he was Head Chef at "Gordon Ramsay at Claridges". He now has a number of his own restaurants including the highly acclaimed Rocksalt Restaurant in Folkestone. We are delighted that Sargeant's Mess has joined our concession scheme.

For their opening week ending Thursday 10th May members will be eligible for a third off the food bill on production of your membership card. From 11th May, the offer to members will be 20%off food only.

To make a reservation please visit

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