The Handlebar ( moustache ) Club
Picture Archive 1962

Mike Solomons has provided a couple of items from 1962, the year after he joined the Handlebar Club.

Hanover Grand 1962

A group of members photographed at the Hanover Grand Banqueting Suite on the occasion of the Ladies Night 1962.  The gentleman at the front wearing a kilt is the late John Roy who was at one time President of the club.  On the row behind him is a young Mike Solomons.

Cricket match programme

In those days we were more into sports.  Our team did not disgrace itself, making 159 for 9 wickets, in reply to the Minstrels' 165 for 8.  George Jackson scored 78 of our runs, and Mike Solomons made a respectable 10.

Note that the admission charge, including the cost of the programme, was 1 shilling (5p today!)