Sunday, 20 December 2009

Visit to the Bandstand

The attached pictures were sent to me by Simon Brandes of a memorable visit to the Bandstand.
If anyone who took part in the ceremony would like to send me details about the ceremony that took place I will be glad to add them here.
As a direct result of this posting I was pleased to get an e-mail report from Joe and this is shown below

Dear Ron

This is a resume of what happened at 11.00 am on the 28th June 2009 some ex Members of Cambridge and The Cambridge and Bethnal Green Boys Club assembled on the top tier of the Bandstand in Calvert Avenue to dedicate a park bench purchased by Tony Ring and Tony Hiller, in recognition of the association we all had with the Club in Virginia Road School and all the boys that lived around the Bandstand near and far.
The Bandstand is now run by The Friends of Arnold Circus, the Chairperson is Naseem Khan OBE and a group of Volunteers. It is very well looked after by these Volunteers
Who have displayed many plants and flowers.
Monty Meth gave a speech, thanking the two Tony’s for their kind gesture and also he thanked Ms. Khan and her Volunteers for their work in keeping the Bandstand in the limelight.
All in all, a morning to remember of the times we spent in the area.
The names of the people on the photograph, to the best of my knowledge are, Monty Meth, Lennie Saunders, Tony Ring, Tony Hiller, Miriam Fugler and her two Sons, Irving Hiller, Hershal Hiller, Mo Freeman, Barry Gendler, and two others, unfortunately I cannot remember their names of course myself.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

AJEX Annual Parade 2009

Thought you might like to see this snap of Donnie Carlton and yours truly meeting up at the annual AJEX parade and I hope you spotted the medal that Donnie is wearing. that's a genuine MM, awarded for gallantry in wartime Italy.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Maurice Graham

At our recent re-union I was delighted to see Morry Graham attending although it was patently obvious that he was not in the best of health.

I have now learnt from Maxie Lee that he passed away over the Jewish New Year.

Morry was a contemporary of my late brother Mossy, a Club Captain in his time, and the blog would like to tell his family how highly Morry was esteemed in Club circles. The snap above shows Morry with my late brother Mick at a 2003 re-union.

We wish all his family a long & healthy life.


Thursday, 3 September 2009

85th C&BG Reunion on September 2nd 2009

Thought that you might like to see a few images of the Annual Reunion held at the Imperial Hotel.

All pretty self-explanatory and if you have any photos that you wish to add to this collection please contact me (Ron) and I will be happy to oblige.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Map of Boreham Street 1919 to 1939

My niece kindly passed on this map of the Boreham Street area as it was in 1919 and presumably it would have stayed the same up till 1939 when WW2 broke out.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Ivor Spencer, Toastmaster supreme

The following full page obituary appeared in the Times of 13th January 2009.
We take this opportunity of wishing a long and heathy life to Ivor's widow and family