Gloucester Table Tennis Association Brief History

Formed in 1928.

A is for P.Allen who served as president for over 20 years and for All Saints.

B is for A.Browett who served as press officer, secretary, vice-chairman and chairman totalling 17 years and Babcock Sports, Barnwood, Blaisdon Hall, Bon Marche, Boy's Brigade, Bristol TTC, British Energy, British Nylon Spinners, Brockworth Hostel, Brockworth YC and Brockworth Boys Club.

C is for C & G Building Society, C.E.G.B., Chequers Bridge YC, Churchdown Club, Churchdown Community Association, Cinderford TTC, Cinderford YMCA, Cirencester City YC, Civil Service, Clover Dairies, Coney Hill YC, County Planning, Crostics, Crusaders, Crypt School.

D is for L.Davis who served as city team secretary, secretary, chairman and president for over 25 years and for W.Dawe senior and junior who have contributed so much to Gordon League/Wanderers. Also for Deaf Institute, Debenhams, DHSS, Down Hatherley Cricket Club and Dowty Rotol.

E is for Elmscoft YC and Exiles.

F is for Forest Green, Forest Products, Forthampton YC, Four Square and Frampton.

G is for D.Griffin, open champion more times than anyone else and Gordon League, the most successful club ever. Also for GAC, GALA, General Municipal Officers, Glevum Works, Gloucester City Juniors, Gloucester City YC, Gloucester District Land Registry, Gloucester Engineering, Gloucester Fire service, Gloucester Police, Gloucester Post Office, Gloucester Skill Centre, Gloucester Squash Club, Gloucester Telephones, Gloucester TTC, Grange and Gyde OB.

H is for A.Haines who served as chairman for 32 years and still president after another 10 years. Also for D.Harvey, M.Hawkins and D.Holland - three other outstanding players of different eras and Hartpury, Highnam, Highnam YC, Hillview Harriers, Horton Road Mental Hospital, Hucclecote Boys Brigade, Hucclecote MYD and Hucclecote Sports Club.

I is for Imperial Trident and Inland Revenue.

J is for P.Jackson who served as coach for over 10 years and Jamaican YC.

L is for Land Registry, Larkhay, Laurentian Life, Lincoln National, Longford, Longlevens Lions, Longlevens YC and Lonsdale YC.

M is for B.Merrett who played 100 internationals and captained his country on 467 occasions. Also for R.Morley who won numerous singles and doubles titles and was also an England international. Also for R.Marshall who served as city team secretary for 50 years and B.Mowbray who served as match secretary for 37 years, and for Matson YC, Mayhill, MEB, Methodist YC, Ministry Of Social Security, Mitcheldean Boys and MNI.

N is for National Assistance, New Insulation, Newent Circle, Newent YC, Nomads and Nuclear Electric.

O is for T.Oliver who has served as treasurer,match secretary and vice-chairman for 10 years, Optimists and Oxstalls School.

P is for A.Pepperd who served as press secretary for over 25 years and A.Perratt who has served as treasurer, secretary, vice-chairman and chairman for 24 years so far. Also for Parry Hall YC, Permali, Phoenix, Pineholt, Police, Post Office and Priestley Studios.

R is for Rudford about to celebrate their 50th anniversary and RAF Barnwood, RAF Corporals, RAF Innsworth, RAF Records, Ramblers, Rank Xerox, Redcliffe, Ribston Hall High School, Rising Star YC and Rotol.

S is for N.Saunders who served as secretary, minute secretary and treasurer for over 20 years. Also for Saintbridge, Saintbridge Boys School, Saintbridge RFC, Saints, Sandhurst, Sandycroft, Services Club, Severn Valley, Seymour 66 YC, Sir Thomas Rich's, Southgate YC, St.Aldates, St.James YC, Srt.Marks, St.Peters, Staverton Hotel, Strollers, Students Union and Sun Alliance.

T is for Taynton & Tibberton, Telephones, Tredworth YC, Trident and Tuffley Sports Club.

U is for United Hospitals.

V is for Victoria Inn and Viking Club.

W is for Wagon Works, T.Wall & Sons Ltd, Wanderers, Wardens, Whitefield Church, Williams & James, Winget, Wotton, Wotton Hall Club and Wotton-under-Edge.

Y is for YMCA 

Z is for Zion Baptist CE

Compiled by Allan Lardner for 75th Anniversary of this association.

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