Inaugural Fellowship Cruise - Booking Now Open

Be amongst the first join us on the 41 Club cruise as you can now book with our special deal.

It is a 7 day cruise to the rivers and canals of Belgium and Holland, visiting four great cities, departing from Southampton on Sunday the 13th August 2017.

Our bookings receive the following:

10% discount on all grades of cabin at the prevailing price

£50 per person on-board spend

A free evening drink reception

The inclusive drinks package is available at £10 per day

Plus other group specific items if required.

To book contact the Fred Olsen booking line (01473 742 424) quoting the reference GRP0210 and cruise Number M1720.

We selected this cruise as it is a one that nobody will have done before and is a good introductory cruise for first timers with only one sea day and no crossing of the Bay of Biscay. I do hope that as many 41ers and your partners will be able to join us and share the 41 Club fellowship.

Click here for full details and we advise booking early to ensure the grade of cabin you would prefer.

Cruise Number: M1720

Description: Belgian & Dutch Waterways

Vessel: Braemar

Departs Southampton 13th August 2017 – 7 nights

Next National Council Meeting

The second National Council meeting for 2016-17 will be held on Saturday 29th October at Shrigley Hall Hotel near Macclesfield in Cheshire.

Any declared member of the Association is entitled to attend as an observer.  Please notify the National Secretary if you plan to attend.

Tangent Ball


Inaugural 41 Club NSSW

The inaugural 41 Club National Sporting and Social Weekend takes place over the weekend of 10-12 February at the Manor House and Ashbury hotels in Devon.  If you fancy a weekend of fun and fellowship then please book in via the following link

October Newsletter

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Summer Magazine

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International News


For the October

International Newsletter


Round Table Family Links

41 Club is part of the Round Table Family of four clubs.

Here are links to the other clubs' websites:

Round Table


Ladies Circle

National Golf Final

The National Golf Competition was a great day of fellowship with good weather and very close results in all the competitions. Thanks to everybody who helped organize the event.
Cochran Cup ; Newport 41 Club (Shropshire)
41 Singles ; Dave Ollis (Shirley Late Knights)
Oulsnam Decanter for Nearest Pin ; Nobby Stiles , Newport 41 Club...
Longest Drive ; Steve Griffin, Cricklade and Highworth 41 Club
Wooden Spoon ; John Cawkin , Stratford on Avon

Sutton 50th Birthday - November 17th


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Oxford Dinner


Bridge down on MILLENNIUM WAY

Failure of a bridge on the MILLENNIUM WAY prompts members of Alcester 41 Club under the leadership of Super Warden Bill Baldwin, together with a friend from Knowle and Dorridge 41 Club to spring into action and working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council’s Amanda Hill and two other colleagues to rapidly replace the failed bridge. The two pictures show the situation as they approached and the final resplendent finished job. Great work chaps – 41 Club volunteers make this MILLENNIUM WAY walk safe and a delight for public use. Truly an illustration of community service in action.
The bridge is part of Walk 39 Inkberrow (East) full details at Location – 8 or 6 mile ramble, not far from Inkberrow – enjoy

Official Opening of the Marchesi Room

His first 41 Club outing since his cycling accident in July saw President Barry travel to Norwich to formally open the Marchesi Room in Cinema City.

The room is on the first floor of Suckling Hall, the building where the first ever Round Table meeting took place in 1927.

Barry delivered a great speech (which he suggested was developed during his time in hospital), then cut a ribbon (which had been customised with retrofitted Round Table Family logos) in front of the new disabled lift which he was probably the first member in our organisation to use!  The current Presidents of all four Family Clubs were present.

Created as part of the redevelopment of the buildings which Cinema City operates from, the Marchesi Room has been named in honour of Round Table Founder Louis Marchesi.

In addition a specially designed oak cabinet with glass viewing panels has been made and given pride of place at the foot of the new access stairs, a plaque to recognise clubs and individuals who made donations towards the overall project shortfall will also be placed above the cabinet.

Round Table Family organisation clubs can hire the Marchesi Room for meetings with food and drinks, to check availability contact Cinema City directly.

The Marchesi Room

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National Council Vacancies

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of your region?

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National Sporting and Social Weekend

You can now book into this event by clicking here.

The Inaugural 41 Club National Sporting and Social weekend will take place on the weekend of 10th to 12th February 2017 at the Manor House and Ashbury hotels in Okehampton, Devon.

Boasting a total of 99 holes of golf and over 50 free activities on offer plus a free spa, the event offers an amazing weekend of fun and fellowship with a few competitive events thrown into the mix. There will also be time to watch the Six Nations England vs. Wales game in the bar on the Saturday evening.

The cost of the weekend is £150 pp sharing a twin room (single supplements available) and includes dinner, bed and breakfast and a black tie event on the Saturday evening.

Great weather, great fun and great fellowship

All who attended the third annual Classic Rally agreed that it really was a great weekend. This year’s event was held in Yeovil, ably organised by Terry and Lin Cooper and their band of dedicated helpers.

It was great to see so many cars (and occupants) arrive that were at previous rallies. The weekend now starts with greetings for old friends and warm welcomes to new ones. It is just like being a member of another 41 Club, but where everybody has a common interest.

The weather was hot and dry even though it had rained on the day before and again the day after. So with three excellent days planned the rally moved effortlessly around the lanes of Somerset (OK a few did get a little lost as satnav had not been invented when most of the cars were built) and we had two great evenings at the Yeovil Court Hotel.

Next year’s rally will be held in the North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire area, we already have volunteers for the 2018 rally which will be in Wales and an interest in organising the 2019 event in the Midlands.

So if you have a classic car, van or motorcycle you will be made very welcome at future rallies.

A full report will appear in the Autumn Magazine but in the meantime use this link to view a selection of photographs taken by Alan and Claire Short.

Classic Rally Photo Gallery

Still Crazy After All These Years

What was RT Area 12 (North Wessex) Exec of 1990/91 doing meeting in New York ?


Find out in the Summer 41 Club Magazine.

Millennium Way

National President Barry Durman and his wife Rachel strode out on the 8.5 mile Millennium Way circular from Studley. Despite recent rain it was completely dry.
They met this band of walkers who were doing the Coughton Court to Henley in Arden stretch as part of their attempt to cover the whole 100 miles west to east.
We wish them good luck. They get out once every few weeks. Keep at it!

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National Council Meeting

On the weekend nearest the longest daylight of the year the first national council weekend was held at the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon. I thought I might share the experience with you so that you can see what happens at national level.

The weekend started on Friday 17th with a board meeting in the hotel.  During the afternoon and early evening the national councillors began to arrive for an informal dinner on a river boat.  Unfortunately there had been near tropical rainfall during the week and Friday was no exception, consequently the level of the River Avon was very high.  This meant that the boat was unable to navigate under the bridges or the locks and the cruise consisted of numerous small circuits in front of the theatre.  A few members decided to take in some culture that evening and attended a brilliant performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the RSC.

Saturday saw a very early breakfast ready for the committee meetings at 8:30.  These last about an hour and are followed by the National Councillors' Meeting, chaired by Phill Ellis, the National Councillors' Liaison Officer..  This lasts for nearly two hours and it is where they discuss their activities, any concerns they have regarding the club, any interesting club activities in their region and make plans for the future.  All resolutions they make are then carried forward to the full council meeting.

After a short coffee break the full council meets.  This consists of the 10 members of the board, the 24 national councillors and the 3 honorary officers (solicitor, archivist and webmaster).  This meeting is open to any member of the Association to attend as an observer, but for the first time for many meetings there was not a single observer present.  If you want to learn what is happening at national level then the council meeting provides a great opportunity to experience it at first hand.  The next council meeting is in Cheshire in October and the one after that is in Devon, therefore the opportunity is there for you to attend when it is local to you.

The meeting began with the appointment of three new National Councillors:
                            Graham Sloan from Lytham St Annes for Region 5 (North West)
                            Dennis Bambridge from Boston for Region 9 (Lincolnshire)
                            Mark Hinchliffe from from Plymouth for Region 22 (West of England)

In addition Cormack Clancy was welcomed as the new deputy councillor for Region 3 (Ireland).

This leaves five regions still seeking new councillors:
     Region 2 (Scotland East)
     Region 4 (North East)
     Region 6 (Yorkshire)
     Region 8 (Lancs & Manx)
     Region 21 (Mid West)

Steve Bolter from Region 23 (Wessex) reported that he had attended the inaugural meeting of a new 41 Club on the previous evening.  A warm welcome to Bridport Ex-Table Club.

Several initiatives were discussed, in particular setting up Facebook pages for Regions.

National Membership Officer Duncan Kennedy spoke about the exercises being undertaken to attract new members, especially how to contact over 4,000 ex-Tablers for whom we now have contact details.

Solid progress is being made with 41 Clubs helping to re-open closed Tables.  Seven are already in the pipeline with more to follow.  Helping to re-charter closed Tables is a great way to get involved and is, in a small way initially, helping to secure our own future.

The meeting closed mid afternoon (they have been known to last until 7:30) with some very satisfactory conclusions.  In the evening a black tie dinner was held with our partners and we were joined by the Tangent National Executive. Sunday saw a few informal meetings in the morning and departure for home and Fathers' Day. Thanks to Tim Brown from Shirley Late Nights for his excellent organisation of the event.

Round Table 90th Birthday Bash


I have great pleasure to announce that tickets for the Round Table 90th Charter and Presidents Party are now on General sale.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your patience and your understanding while the first tranche of tickets went to members.
I need to point out a couple of things for your attention -
We are organising an event that reflects the Round Table of today. We are respectfully requesting that no regalia other than pin badges are worn.
The dress code for the lunch will be smart business casual with ties very much optional. The evening dress code is following the theme of a 90’s dance music club night.
There will be VERY limited seating at the venues (Winchester Great Hall & Guildhall ) for both events. This is to maximise capacity. If you have a need for a seat, please add this in the appropriate box when you make your booking.
If you have any dietary requirements, please also inform us when you make your booking.
Please enter your 41 Club name and number in the boxes that ask for Table name and number.
Accommodation is not provided and is down to personal choice. We can only recommend Trip Advisor for hotel advice, we haven’t much experience staying in them!
The full itinerary can be found at
(The second picture is deliberately blurry, its not your eyesight chaps :) )
As always, I am happy to take questions here or via email at

Jon Rees

Like to Chat?

Do you know that we now have a private Facebook Group for 41 Club members?  A space where you can communicate with fellow members from the whole of GB&I.  Start topical discussions, ask questions of fellow members or advertise your club events. It is there for you to use and we already have 450 members. If you have a Facebook account and are a registered member on CAS then you can apply to join by clicking here.

The President's Car

Hyundai have loaned the Club an i40 saloon for the President to travel around the country to visit the clubs. Barry says that it 'is smashing'.

If you or yours are looking for a new car then use our scheme under member benefits on to save up to 20% on list price.

Everyone who has bought one (and there are about 130 members who have) are really pleased with them. Reliable and the first service is at 20,000 miles.

If you would like to see the car then why not invite Barry to one of YOUR club events!

Presidential Charity: Shelter

At this year's 41 Club National AGM newly installed National President, Barry Durman, revealed his charity will be Shelter.

This is Shelter's 50th anniversary year and throughout that time it has been helping millions of people with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services.

Last year it helped four million people and dealt with 157,000 calls.

It is their aim is to make sure that one day no one will have to turn to them for help.

As the year progresses Barry will be heavily committed to supporting them during many events and he will be looking for Clubs and members for support for this fantastic charity.

"Friendship Continued"

41 Club at Seventy

This book, by Frank Venables, for the 70th Anniversary of 41 Club is now available at a cost of £10.00 per copy (plus P&P if applicable).

Copies will be on sale at certain Club events. Full details of sales opportunities have yet to be finalised, although for the present, enquiries can be made of Frank at or 01793-783803.

Frank Venables,
Faringdon, Isis Area and Mumbles 41 Clubs