Club 1871

Club 1871

1871_logoClub 1871 is our non-playing members section or if you prefer our Social membership! Launched in 2006 in an attempt to re-connect with past players, officials and supporters it has grown year on year and gone from strength to strength.

Our monthly lottery draw (some of you may remember it as the 500 Club!) has given out over £12,000 in prize money since our re-launch in 2006, together with Six Nations match tickets.

More importantly the money raised from the lottery has allowed Club 1871 to carry out a number of important projects to preserve the history of our 140 year old club.

  • Restoration of the fire damaged Club President Captain’s Boards
  • Restoration of the Executive Committee Minutes Book dating from 1896
  • Reframing of a number of framed international & club shirts for display in the Clubhouse
  • Funded the research and publication of the history of our rugby club by historian Dick Tyson – Flair & Fire, available from the Club Shop now!

So what have we planned for Club 1871 this season?

Our usual Club 1871 lunches throughout the season
A Players Re-union Lunch in April
So if you are a haven’t already signed up for Club 1871 please contact Tim Dinsley our Membership Secretary, or you can sign up now via our online membership system

Come on do your bit to help us preserve 142 years of history!

Club Lottery relaunched

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Great news for the new season. The Club Lottery (previously known as the 500 Club) has been relaunched. The first action is to declare 15 new winners who, between them, can claim almost £1,000 in […]

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RWC 2015 – Ticket deadline 25 April

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Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers have released details of their ticketing policy to RFU member clubs; here is all the information for fans eager to purchase tickets for rugby’s biggest tournament.

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Photos from 1981/1982

Colts 1981 P1

The golden era of Colts rugby at Ealing – yes the 1980’s!! Ah the memories come flooding back – even though I was a Junior Colt and no allowed to play with the soon to […]

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Icelandic National Debt

Stewart Laird’s trip to Iceland to help pay off that benighted country’s national debt by repaying ten shillings he had borrowed from a fellow student at Queen’s University, Belfast, who came from Iceland.

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Argaumsoraus

Buffalo Head

Have you noticed the Buffalo Head that is on the wall in the main bar? Read on to learn the story of where the Buffalo Head came from. I enclose a copy of the photograph showing […]

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Bad Prawns

Skip, There is a matter that I’d like you to take up with the caterers from The Pilot. During last night’s celebrations I was taken rather queer and I conclude that this queerness was the result of […]

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Best Colts Team?

 Just nosing around other clubs websites….   … and came across the picture of your Colts with the Middlesex Cup (I think) – was that the final with Old Meadonian Colts, if it is, then […]

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Best Colts Team?

Just read the best Colts team bit and I’ve sent this picture which will bring back a few memories. What a season that was and what a great team!!!!!   A few beers were sunk […]

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My Hat It Has Three Corners

Interesting to read Mike William’s and Mike Jackson’s notes on the club song. George Priechenfried also introduced a couple of youngsters (Mike Williams and I) to My Hat It Has Three Corners, Three Corners Has […]

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Club Song Recorded

Last year, a bunch of old and some not-so-old codgers got together in the Olympic Pavilion to record the club song for posterity. (Here is the Club Song.) To mark the occasion, one of those members present […]

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