Bert’s London Club

Recalling that Bert was a founding member of New York’s Friar’s club, (the club Groucho Marx would not join because they would have him as a member!) we see in 1909 he and his brother-in-law Albert Waxman (stage name Whelan) have been elected into this old London Club….

Source: Sydney Sportsman newspaper Jan 13, 1909

Just like the Friar’s Club, the Eccentrics are still going strong. Take a look at their website and see if you were be eligible to be a member. The FAQ’s are amusing.

The Eccentric’s raised an enormous amount for returning soldiers from the Great War. They hosted General Monash as guest of honour in 1919.

Read about the dinner on Trove.

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