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1961The Guild's membership passed 2,000.
1966The Guild's membership passed 2,500.
1968The Tallow Chandlers' Company invited all Livery Companies and Guilds that used the hall as their headquarters to contribute to the cost of making a stained glass window to commemorate their association with the Company. The Guild was delighted to contribute, and its Armorial Bearings have been incorporated in the window.
1969The Guild set up a Sail Training Association award for the City of London Freemen's School. This award is made annually to this day.
11 May 1970The first women were admitted to membership of the Guild.
1973In compliance with European regulations and to continue to avoid having to use Limited after the Guild's name, the Guild started to use 'a company limited by guarantee' in very small print after its name.
1974Past Master Ronald Ward left a bequest to the Guild. This was used to set up a charity in his name, subsidiary to the Benevolent Fund.
1974The Guild's membership passed 3,000.
1976A committee of 5 Court members, City Corporation representatives and a group of young freemen met several times to see if arrangements could be made within the Guild to meet the requirements of young freemen in their twenties and thirties. Eventually it was decided to form a separate organisation, the Society of Young Freemen.
1979The Guild's Golfing Society was formed.
January 1982Publication of the Guild's history - compiled and written by Past Master Colin Dyer.
1982The 'City of London', a Tyne class lifeboat, was launched as a result of an appeal set up by the Lord Mayor in 1981. It was assigned to the RNLI Station at Selsey.
1983Celebration of the Guild's 75th Anniversary.
April 1983Publication of the updated edition of the Guild's history.
29 July 1983HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, attended the Guild's 75th Anniversary reception at Guildhall.