Sir John Mills Lady’s Taverners Tribute Lunch RARE Charity Table Centre Piece- £1295 GBP


Sir John Mills Lady’s Taverners- 0

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‘’Founded in 1987, the Lady Taverners is the ladies arm of the Lords Taverners, the UKs leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, which was started in 1950 by a group of actors including Sir John Mills, Jack Hawkins and Eric Morecambe. Our patron and 12th man is The Duke of Edinburgh.’’

‘’The Lords Taverners is the overall charity and all Prime Ministers are invited to become a Lords Taverner. When Baroness Thatcher came into power, she clearly could not become a Lords Taverner so the Lady Taverners was formed. We are immensely proud that she is our honorary Lady Taverner, No1.’’

‘’We were also absolutely thrilled to have President Clinton attend our gala dinner in London on October 30 as our guest speaker. It was the biggest fundraiser in the history of the charity, raising 200,000.
I am also delighted that this year the Lady Taverners were invited to become full voting members of the Lords Taverners.’’

‘’Sir John Mills, CBE was an English actor who appeared in more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades. On screen, he often played people who are not at all exceptional, but become heroes because of their common sense, generosity and good judgment. ‘’

This item appears to be a centre piece on the table at The Lady’s Taverners tribute lunch shaped as a film role because he was a famous actor. There may have been many of these made for each table but after researching, I cannot find another like it available for sale.

Sir John Mills CBE died in 2005 aged 97 but it is dated 23rd June 2000. This shows that it is not a memorial tribute lunch after his death but possibly a tribute lunch for him leaving the charity to retire?? and therefore I think he would have attended the event as he was a founder of the Lords Taverners but I am not certain of any of these theories. It is a very rare interesting item.




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