The Cork Club of Heath Hayes

Cork_Club_1953

This one was taken prior to my uncle Ron Dean seated front left of centre with his wife Jean(nee Mason) left for Canada in 1954.

Back Row L-R
Ron Valance, George Tennant, Roll Gardener, Jimmy Flint, Jack Williams, Billy Gough, Jack Norris, Ray Gough, Sid Horton, Bill Lyons, ? Slater, Jack Kelsey

Front Row L-R
Kneeling Tom Pritchard, Billy Dyke, Ron Dean, Jean Dean(nee Mason) Frankie Birch, Maggie Birch, Babs Jones, ? kelsal (sign writer opposite St Johns), Horace Dean my father.

The members were required to offer a suggestion in rotation that the other members and themselves were to adhere to on the Sunday morning when they met in the Fiveways Inn back room

My picture shows them wearing Bow Ties your picture show some of them with shirt fronts wore outside their jackets, Balloons on sticks, these they had to wear or carry from their home in full view of the village people.

I have many letters and suggestions as my father was secretary for many years, oh they also had to wear a cork with ribbons attached to it in their lapel.
If anyone failed to wear his cork or attend with the object that was required that week then they were find.