On Friday 8th October at the Victory Services Club, Marble Arch W1 after 18 months of uncertainty and postponement, The 39 Club at last was able to host the 64th Annual Spring Lunch.
The event was a resounding success seeing just under 100 members, their family members and guests managing to once again come together in Central London to celebrate the long standing menswear industry comeraderiee we hold so dear, especially during these new challenging times.
Nigel Lugg OBE, our guest of honour, toasted the 39 Club with a glowing account of his fascinating career covering Liberty, House of Fraser buying right up to Chairing the UKFT.
Eloquent humour and ribbing of members present, Stuart Henderson brought laughter and entertained the room so well to bring things to a conclusion. Many thanks are extended to both Nigel and Stuart for being so patient in waiting for the lunch to actually happen.
Keith Brown, our Chairman, thanked many Honorary Members who attended including Paddy Bennett who made the journey once again from Ireland and Eric Musgrave without whom we would not have been able to record the event with his excellent imagery.
The Chairman's chosen charity is now Place 2 Be which is a very worthy cause improving children's mental health in schools in not only the South London area. We generated an excellent collection for this wonderful cause. Thank you for your generosity.
Many thanks also to all who attended and already a week or so later the club has enrolled another new member in Nigel Pinnock which demonstrates the continued relevance of The 39 Club today.
We will return to some sense of normality next year with the Spring Lunch being held once again at the superb Victory Services Club on Friday 25th March and the Banquet Weekend, Spires Hotel, Oxford City Centre October 7th to 9th 2022.