This is the first time we have featured a cartoon rather than a photo in our Who, When and Where column.

We actually knew from the outset who this is, but we wanted to jog a few memories, particularly amongst those of our colleagues who are rather "long in the tooth"!

Believe it or not, the cartoon itself is believed to have been drawn by *Giles, the world famous cartoonist for the Daily Express who spent some time in Bermuda in the mid 1950's and offered to draw cartoons of the members of the Bermuda Barbarians rugby club (for ten pounds per drawing - what a bargain!) which we understand was made up of police officers and members of BAA and some teachers.

Our police officer in none other that Peter "Pip" Carter who served in the Bermuda Police from 1956-1963

We were kindly supplied with the cartoon by Pip's wife, Diane "Dee" who has fond memories of their years here in Bermuda which is also where their first son, Peter, was born.  Dee has been in touch with us several times after seeing articles on the website, and she has also kindly provided us with more information about Pip which we have now published in our Hall of Fame.  CLICK HERE for the article about Peter "Pip" Carter who was clearly an unforgetable character.

And just to prove that he was indeed a "Barbarian" please see his Membership Card for the 1956 - 1957 rugby season posted below.

Peter "Pip" Carter

Pip Carter's membership card for the Barbarians

We would appreciate more information about the Barbarians; when the club started and who was in it.

 

*   Davie Kerr has raised the issue of whether or not the cartoon of Pip Carter was the work of Giles who had a very distinctive signature on his cartoons.  After further research we now believe that the cartoon was actually drawn by Stanley McMurty who was also a world famous cartoonist with the Daily Mail and always signed his cartoons with the initials "MAC".  Many thanks to Davie for pointing this out.

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#5 Davie Kerr 2014-03-18 17:36
With all due respect, I don't think this is a Giles cartoon (unless he did some under an alias): I don't know what the signature is, but it sure ain't Giles!

Editors note - I believe you are right Davie. There appears to be no doubt that a famous British cartoonist came to Bermuda and offered to draw cartoons of the rugby players. But it was probably Stanley McMurty who was a famous cartoonist with the Daily Mail and signed his name "MAC". Will check with Dee Carter.
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#4 Terry 2014-01-20 13:11
Drinking and darts and snooker.
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#3 Terry 2014-01-19 18:47
Gonna cry when Roger shares the name.
I think this was in a Police Magazine many years ago. ;-)

Editors note - I'm just putting the finishing touches to an article about our unknown rugby player, and will publish his name as soon as it's finished. I can say that he left Bermuda in 1963, the year before I arrived, and that in addition to being an excellent rugby player he was also well known for an unusual skill that he used to display in the Police Club, as reported elsewhere on our website!
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#2 jeff Baker 2014-01-19 15:49
Before my time.I would suspect it refers to rugby or soccer. Looks like Con Mc Burnie to me.
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#1 Terry 2014-01-17 15:54
Come on Moby.
It's not a "No day".
Bawhaaaaa
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