Sunday, 6 October 2013 Our very good friend "The Gentle Author" has done us proud again ! Ron

Thursday, 3 October 2013

One of the joys of running this blog is to receive the odd letter from the offspring of club members who are no longer with us. Such as the following:
Ron, I've been going through some of my father's papers, and came across his ticket for the 1987 Cambridge Reunion. I then did a Google search and found your blog site, with the guest list for that same event: My Dad, Dave Shade (né Shreibman), appears on Table 4, and his cousin, Morry Graham (né Gitovich), is listed on Table 6 with his two sons Ralph and Mark - although there is a ring round their names, I'm not sure why. My father died in 2004, aged 93, and remembered his club days to the end, as did Morry (d 2009, aged 92). I recognise the names of one or two of his friends in the 1987 list, and elsewhere on your site. I have a few photographs of him involved in what could be C&BG activities, including one of a group in athletics (or boxing?) strip, with the club badge on the chest. The photos appear to be from the period late 20s-early 30s. Maybe if I email you the photos you could confirm whether they are of the C&BG club? And if any of them are, please fell free to use them on the blog site, as you see fit. Many thanks for what you are doing to keep the memories of the club and its contribution to East End life alive. I hope you are keeping well. Best wishes, Michael Shade
Since then, Michael has sent me this wonderful photo:

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

It just struck me that What I failed to mention in my report on the 2013 re-union was to mention how how long that Benny Lampert & I go back as friends, I dug up up a couple of photos to illustrate the point. The first couple, circa 1935, shows he & I at the visit to the House of Commons. The second shows both of us in 2012 at the AJEX Annual Commemoration Parade.
A brief report on last nights re-union at the Imperial Hotel, Russel Square. Inevitably there were lesser numbers attending but it did not stop us all having a most enjoyable evening. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I hope the attached will give a flavour of the evening's events Just in case captions are required: 1. Simon & Joe Brandez 2. Alf Mendoza & Lenny Saunders 3. Ron, Sydney Berns & Benny Lampert. 4. Manny Silverman & Dennis Frank 5. Ron & the Gentle Author 6. Ron & Lenny Saunders 7. The Guest list

Monday, 10 June 2013

Congratulations to Maxie !

MAX LEA, MBE, 50 years RA Membership Congratulations to Max Lea, MBE who will receive the Referees' Association 50 year continuous membership award from his friend and colleague Peter Molyneaux at the April Society meeting. Here is a snap-shot of his involvement with football and refereeing over 60 years. Best wishes from all your colleagues! Gordon Kirby, JP, Chairman I 1941-88: Played cricket and football with Cambridge (Bethnal Green) Boys Club, Although the club folded in 1988 old boys continue to meet annually for a dinner; From 1950 Old Parmiterians FC playing football and cricket and refereeing; Qualified as a referee in1962 and still a member of the RA; Became an AFA Committee member in1970 and also representative on the London County Committee of referees; AFA and Society Training Co-ordinator 1988-1997; Helped to collate and despatch ARGUS magazine from 1970-1991; Society delegate to the Southern Division of the RA 1975-97; Received RA LMSA at RA Conference in Cardiff 1992; Became Society Life Member 1992; Became AFA Council Member 1976, elected Life Vice President 1990; AFA Assessing Secretary 1973-89; Southern Olympic Football League Council member 1973 -2002 and Vice President 1984; London Old Boys Cup: elected Vice President 1990; FA 50 year football award received 1996; Delegate to RA Southern Division 1975-1997; Was awarded the MBE for services to football and youth work in 2000;

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Always glad to receive photos from families of old C&BG boys. Just received these two from Janet Snowman who's dad was Nat Levinson. Dear Ron You may remember that I was in touch a couple of years ago having come across your website, and I was so delighted to find a photo of my dad on it. I have finally found these two images, which are possibly (probably) related to the Club. I'm not sure if you have copies of them in your archive. The one called 'Nat Levison 1' is stamped 858 on the reverse of this otherwise unused postcard; in this one my father is seated, wearing striped socks. The other I have called 'Nat Levison 2' and the reverse carries a reference stamp of either 981 or, upside down, 186! My father is on the right.