London Clachan – September 2019


A great evening was enjoyed by 38 Old Friends and their guests at the Autumn Clachan held at the Silver Cross Tavern in Whitehall.  Past President David Langdown hosted the evening in absence of President Steve Robinson, who was on a charity cycling event in Scotland.

The venue has a very interesting past.  Dating back to 1674 the Silver Cross is a tavern with a difference.  The original tavern was an ‘official’ house of ill repute and was given a Brothel Keepers licence by King Charles 1st – for services rendered!  There are also three resident ghosts that frequent the premises; fortunately they did not appear at our function! 

The Silver Cross staff were exceptionally attentive and members were impressed by the quality of the food and in tradition of the infamous Oliver Twist they could have had some more.

The raffle prize was won by Old Friend Jade Wilson who generously offered the bottle of champagne to David for auctioning with the proceeds going to the Old Friends for charity purposes.  Well done to Chris Reynolds who won the winning bid, our thanks to Jade for his generous contribution.

Well done to Steve Cafferty for picking the venue and organising another great event.  


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