88’s 50th Charter – Invitation and Menu

Malcolm Smith has very kindly shared these documents he has kept from 1985. Eh, but, they did things proper in them days.

Interesting that this was held at the Corner on North Bay, now demolished with flats and shops in its place.

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1188’s 15th Charter Anniversary: all past and present Chairmen

Many thanks again to Malcolm Smith for sending this souvenir from, as you can see, 1st November 1991 at the Palm Court Hotel. Malcolm has even included a guide to the names of those present stuck into the photograph mount.

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88: Report on 50 years of Aalten Twinning

Geoff Winn kindly shares a clipping he made from the 41 Club National Magazine of 2013, reporting on the visit to Aalten that year. Aalten celebrated their 50th Charter, which was also thee 50th anniversary of twinning with Aalten Round Table.

Open the PDF below to read the report on the visit.

You can read the report of the first meeting in Aalten referred to in the official History of Scarborough Round Table, here.

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88’s special guests at the 50th Charter Dinner, 1985

Many thanks to Geoff Winn for this fine photograph of some stalwarts of tabling in Scarborough.

Geoff’s photograph shows us that this was taken at the 50th Charter Dinner, 21 September 1985. Geoff tells us that those in the photo are:
left to right:
Frank Winn [Geoff’s father – Ed]: Chairman RT 1936/37, Chairman 41 Club 1966/67;
Ralph Rowntree: Chairman RT 1940/41 (part year as then went to war, I assume!), Chairman 41 Club 1964/65;
Doris McCloy;
David McCloy: first Chairman RT 1935/36, Chairman 41 Club 1957/58, Area Chairman RT 1936/37.

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Round Table National Conference Scarborough Local Committee, 1997

Many thanks to Iain Johnston for this photograph of a very elegant local team.

Iain is at the very back, third from the right. On his right shoulder and down a bit is Alec Cammish, a founder member of 1188, who by then had moved to Bridlington. David Gratton is above the right shoulder of the blonde lady. Some of you may remember John Cattaneo of Pickering Table (and the Forest and Vale Hotel) who moved to a hotel in Whitby, and who is above David’s left shoulder (with beard and glasses).

The names of any of the other participants would be welcomed.

Editor’s note: I have vague memories of assisting, as a 41 Club member, with the transport for the conference. Notably on the Saturday night/Sunday morning where we had on loan a fleet of top of the range Ford Galaxies as the conference taxis. I seem to recall finally stopping taking semi-inebriated Tablers back to their digs by about 5am and having a very early full English breakfast somewhere with the rest of the taxi team. We didn’t get posh jackets, though, and we had to give the Galaxies back afterwards.

Any other memories welcomed.

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41 Club National Conference in Scarborough, 2010 – Evening News report

The image and article were discovered on a search of pressreader.com.

Scarborough club helps to break charity record

  • The Scarborough News
  • 17 Apr 2010

MEMBERS of a Scarborough charitable organisation have raised nearly £140,000 for the Help for Heroes charity.

The Scarborough 41 Club, which is part of the national Round Table group, welcomed around 500 members from across the country to the town to celebrate the feat, which included donations from its 830 national groups and more than £23,000 from the women’s Tangent club.

The total, which smashed the group’s previous best fundraising effort, came as the club returned to Scarborough Spa for the first time in nearly 20 years to hold its annual national conference.

The group, which has 19,000 members across the country, is currently celebrating its 65th anniversary and welcomed members from as far away as Bournemouth, Ipswich and Scotland, though their hopes of hosting international visitors from Italy, Switzerland and Denmark were dashed following the cancellation of flights after the Iceland volcanic eruption.

National 41 Club president Richard Matthews and Tangent group president Jan Mulqueen handed over the cheque to soldier Simon Brown, and Scarborough 41 Club chairman, Simon Lockley, said the group were thrilled with their fundraising efforts.

He said: “Every year the national president of the 41 Club decides a charity to support and group is asked to donate to the cause and this year I think he got an extremely pleasant surprise because it is a fantastic amount.

“It is a tremendous charity because the conflicts that our soldiers are taking part in have touched the consciousness of a lot of people due to the horrific injuries some of them have sustained.

“Those soldiers now have to cope with the effects of those but the charity plays a fantastic role in helping to improve their lives and everyone was more than willing to put their hand in their pocket and support them.

“But this is a great day for the town too because we are privileged to be hosting the club’s AGM in Scarborough, it is the culmination of two years hard work and is fantastic to have so many visitors in the town.”

Scarborough Mayor Cllr Bill Chatt, added: “Scarborough is already well behind our troops and it is fantastic to see a national club getting behind our lads.”

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1188 at National Conference, 1998

Many thanks to Andrew Wilson for this great photo.

Andrew isn’t altogether certain of the date, so if you have better information please let me know.

Also, names of the Tablers and their ladies would be a great addition, if anyone knows them.

Update: Iain Johnson has written in quickly to say:
The picture Andrew Wilson sent you was from Blackpool 1998, the conference following the Scarborough one [in 1997]. Barbara and I went, but we seem to have missed being on that photo. I suspect a lot of the faces are not 1188 though. I don’t know if any are from Stokesley Table as that is where Andrew was at that time. Sorry I don’t have any better memories! ( I do amazingly still have the jacket!)

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Visitor to Scarborough from RT India, 1989

Many thanks to Tom Cathcart for keeping this snippet which looks like it came from the Scarborough Evening News, via a copy of Roundabout. I have taken a guess that this was in 1989, the summer of Simon and Phil’s year as Chairman of 88 and 1188 respectively, but if they or anyone else can provide any additional information, that would be great,

Extracted text:

A Scarborough man welcomed one of the world’s top Round Table figures to his home. Mr John Barton, who retired to Scarborough four years ago, was the founder of the Round Table in India in 1957.

And the past president of India’s now-flourishing Round Table organisation, Mr R. Chander Shekhar, decided to visit Mr Barton during an overseas tour.

Mr Shekhar, who is now vice-president of the World Council of Young Men’s Service Clubs, enjoyed entertainment organised by Scarborough’s two Round Table group chairman, Mr Simon Ward and Dr Phil Rigg, during his stay.

Mr Barton, of The Glade, Scarborough worked for a printing ink manufacturer in Madras in the 1950s and founded the first Indian Round Table in that town in 1957.

There are now 100 Round Table groups in India, which raise huge sums for charity every year, and often donate money to Mother Theresa’s work in the country.

The visitor and his wife, Val, enjoyed a three-day visit to Scarborough, and have now set out from London on extensive travels to many countries, including Canada, Iceland and Singapore, before returning to Delhi, where Mr Shekhar is a prominent businessman.

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88’s Chairman’s Night Songbook

Many thanks to Sue for sharing this fine “Souvenir Songbook of a Musical Feast” from Gordon Truefitt’s Chairman’s Night.

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88’s Aalten Weekend Programme, 21-23 September 1990

Thank you to Tom Cathcart for this excellent souvenir of one part of his year as Chairman. This now replaces the earlier photographs of some of the pages kindly supplied by Steve Slade.

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