We recently poached this photo of a group of smartly dressed men from Pete Giles Facebook page   -  with apologies to Pete.  We were enquiring who is in the photo, when and where was it taken, and what was the auspicious occasion?

Yet again Davie Kerr strikes! He correctly identified everyone in the photo as follows:-

Back from L:- Des Waithe, Joe Colton, HE Sir Edwin Leather (aka Lord Vinyl), Nobby Clarke, Ian Kittle, Pete Giles.
Front from L:- John Headey, Terry Cabral, Linc Pratt. He also thought it might have been the occasion of the official opening of the new Eastern PRC in the mid=70’s.

We had in fact, published a copy of this same photo under the heading ”A Special Occasion Down East” (see http://expobermuda.com/index.php/who-when-where/224-specialoccasion ) back in March 2013 after receiving this and another photo taken on the same day sent to us by John Headey who remembered the occasion very well indeed.  John explained that at the time he was Divisional Clerk for Eastern Division which included being Treasurer of St. George’s PRC.  John was directly involved in overseeing progress on the building of the new Eastern Division PRC which he describes as a “vast improvement” on the old building. The gathering was for the official opening in late 1976 and largely consisted of the then “Management Committee”.

Back row (l-r) Des Waithe, Inspector Joe Colton, H.E. Sir Edwin “Ted” Leather, 
COP L.M. “Nobby” Clark, Alan Kennedy, Ian Kittle and Pete Giles 
Front row - John Heady, Terry Cabral, and Lincoln Pratt
 

Sadly, both the St. George’s and Somerset Police Clubs have now been closed as a cost cutting measure.

We have yet to establish the exact date of the official opening but it is recorded on the plaque that was unveiled that day by H.E. Sir Edin Leather.  Unfortunately,  all the contents of the St. George's PRC disappeared into storage a few weeks ago and we are trying to track them down to confirm the date.

 

 


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