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.

https://www.eccentricclub.co.uk/

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. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243472225?searchTerm=Eccentric%20Club

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