George Salmon (RIP)

What a lovely bloke George Salmon was. I remember him especially in his element in the annual double act at the Spring Luncheon with Lord Clive Sinden. My special memory, however, is of a charity golf match in 1984 that pitted The 39 Club versus Austin Reed. As I don’t golf, I offered to caddy for George on the day. Never knowingly underdressed as I am, I hired us both Bertie Wooster-style golfing outfits from the costumier Angel’s. Sadly for us, it was the hottest day of the summer and the suits were in what I estimate to be at least 28oz-30oz tweed. The 19th hole was a welcome sight.

My commiserations go to George’s family and friends.

I was sorry to hear about John Gamby too. He always was a charming gentleman.

Words courtesy Eric Musgrave, Hon Member since 1982


Chairman’s Day Out 2017

Election Day June 8th 2017 will also be memorable for another reason.  The Chairman’s Election escape day saw 9 club members look around the wonderful English Heritage property Apsley House, No1 London.  Home of the current Duke of Wellington and the last Dukes going back including the ex-Prime Minister who was famous for defeating Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.  Tony our private guide gave the members a wonderful insight into the changes the property has had over the 200 years and the life and time of the famous Duke of Wellington.
After the tour we enjoyed the excellent Club Secretary’s lunch at the Victory Services Club in Seymour Street, W1.  The VSC often hosts lunches and functions for the 39 Club and a good few of the 39 Club are members, many thanks to the catering team  at the VSC for looking after us and providing a superbly fine lunch.



61st Spring Luncheon (2017)

On Friday 24th March, The 39 Club held the 61st Annual Spring Lunch at the Royal Overseas League in St James’ Central London. The event was very well attended and packed with 117 people from the British clothing trade. 

The event raised more than £1200 for the Chairman Simon Lovell’s chosen charity  - the Air Ambulance service.  Very appropriate considering the events on Westminster Bridge that week, in fact the event started with a minutes silence to honour those who lost their lives and who were affected by the tragic attack.  The mood was very upbeat afterwards and led to a historic and hilarious address by the well respected Rugby commentator Andrew Titheridge, a large thank you goes out to Andrew for entertaining us in his own uproarious jovial style for another year

Photo:Victoria Jackson