Club History

The Egham United Services Club was founded in the ‘tin shed’ located on the corner of Limes Road and Spring Rise during October 1920 as a social club for ex-servicemen who had returned from World War One (see several photos of the old club below). The club relocated to its present, purpose-built building in 1965. The club has constantly been improved over recent years with new lighting, carpets, upholstery and redecoration. During 2014 a new extension was constructed which allowed for the provision of much improved toilet facilities (plus disabled toilet facilities for the first time). These works also included an enlarged and improved kitchen area plus a new club office. During 2016 a new large screen HD TV has been purchased to enhance the viewing experience of large sporting fixtures for our members. Also during 2016 the outside patio area was improved (many thanks to Alan Purvis).

If anyone can provide further information on the pictures below, please let us know.

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IMAGE 1: The old EUSC bar – do you know any of these people?

  • 1: Bert Brooking
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  • 4: Bert Shuttle
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  • 6: Bert Bailey
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IMAGE 2: Do you know these people?

  • 1: Bert Brooking
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  • 5: xxx Broom
  • 6: Bert Bailey
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IMAGE 3: Truman’s Brewery visit.

Members from Egham Constitutional Club, Egham & District Social Club and United Services Club on a visit to the Truman’s Brewery in Brick Lane, London E1.
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  • 4: Roy Gould
  • 5: Alan Gordge – Chairman
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  • 7: Ricky Butler
  • 8: Dave Brooking
  • 9: Sid Edwards
  • 10: John Brockman
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  • 13: ‘Dizzy’ Charlton – Committee member
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  • 15: Peter Dolley
  • 16: Tom Preston
  • 17: Mick Barnard
  • 18: Charlie Keywood
  • 19: Roberto ‘Bobby’ Boggi
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  • 21: Alex?
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  • 23: Jack Kinchin (EUSC auditor)
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IMAGE 4: Coach outing

Do you know when this was taken, where they were going and any of those in it?
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  • 4: Percy Kenderall
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  • 12: Bert Brooking
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  • 14: Bert Shuttle
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  • 20: Arthur Keywood
  • 21: Brother Bert Brooking
  • 22: Reg Brooking
  • 23: Ernie Edser
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IMAGE 5: Table tennis champs

  • 1: Brian Johnson – Committee
  • 2: Peter Eagles
  • 3: Peter Bax
  • 4: Christopher Stangroom
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IMAGE 6: The old club house

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IMAGE 7: The old club house

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IMAGE 8: The old and new club house

Thanks to Peter Dolley, Dave Brooking and Don Mummery for the assistance they have provided.

October 1969: Club Steward “Ernie” Edser retires after 47 years!

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