Presidents and History 

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Brian Arch - President

Stourbridge Old Edwardian Club was founded in 1898, by Old Boys of King Edward VI School  Stourbridge with  the original idea of establishing a football team and it was on the initiative  of Archie Chappell, Frank Cooper and Ernest Taylor that the idea became reality.

 

Draft rules were adopted and the first executive committee elected on 12th September 1898. As the oldest Old Boy, Dr  Alfred Freer a highly respected local  G.P. was elected the first President.

 

SOEC has had three ‘homes’ since  its formation. The first, opened in November 1898, was located above what is now the Paper Palace in Lower High Street. In those early days ‘The Club’ had few facilities and served simply as a meeting place. A billiards table was installed in 1900 but a bar serving alcoholic drinks was not a feature until 1909.

 

Expansion in the 1920s led to the acquisition of Dane Tree House in  Victoria Street (adjacent to the Aldi store) which was occupied from December 1931 until town centre redevelopment forced the move in 1973 to the present  purpose built building, Dane Tree Court, located at the end of Drury Lane off  Market Street.

1898-99    Dr. A.Freer       

1899-00    J.S.Williams-Thomas 

1900-01    R.L.Matthews       

1901-02    J.James       

1902-03    H.Watson-Smith       

1903-04    H.King       

1904-05    R.Hill      

1905-06    Dr. E.L.Collis       

1906-07    W.W.Goddard        

1907-08    F.J.North       

1908-09    C.W.Thomas       

1909-10    S.Fiddian       

1910-11    J.H.Green       

1911-12    Lt.Col.  A.H.Moody       

1912-13    Major G.H. Taylor       

1913-14    G.H.Green       

1914-20    Capt. T.Culee       

1920-21    P.Matthews   

1921-22    H.E.Palfrey       

1922-23    Lt.Col. WhitmoreGarret

1923-24    A.H.Guest       

1924-26    R.Matthews       

1926-27    J.A.Mobberley       

1927-28    H.P.Jones       

1928-29    A.H.Moyle 

1929-30    P.D.Folkes       

1930-32    T.Clare        

1932-33    J.W.King       

1933-34    H.L.D.Perks       

1934-36    G.V.Greenwood       

1936-37    T.W.Watson       

1937-38    G.R.Perks   

1938-41    J.R.Guest       

1941-43    F.T.Perrins        

1943-46    T.C.Edwards       

1946-47    F.S.Barnes       

1947-48    S.M.Mobberley       

1948-49    R.A.Parkes       

1949-50    G.W.Doolittle       

1950-51    F.Cooper       

1951-52    F.Carter      

1952-53    J.L.Green       

1953-54    R.L.Cooper       

1954-55    M.S.P.Hathway       

1955-56    J.D.Barnes       

1956-57    A.W.Bomber 

1957-58    E.J.Page       

1958-59    R.J.Dawson        

1959-60    S.C.Johnson       

1960-61    N.T.Canadine

1961-62    J.W.Cox 

1962-63    T.H.Shaw 

1963-64    H.T.Guest  

1964-65    W.A.Kitson       

1965-66    W.R.Cartwright  

1966-67    E.N.Brazier       

1967-68    R.L.Chambers   

1968-69    H.Ward       

1969-70    J.L.Moulder       

1970-71    A.P.Drury       

1971-72    R.C.Pegg       

1972-73    T.H.Parkinson     

1973-74    K.P.Fellows       

1974-75    G.V.Rutter        

1975-76    K.Chance       

1976-77    G.H.Parry       

1977-78    J.P.Jasper       

1978-79    D.R.Leeson       

1979-80    T.V.Condlyffe  

1980-81    N.F.M.Seeney       

1981-82    H.R.Matthews        

1982-83    P.C.Bradley       

1983-84    K.A.Henwood       

1984-85    R.D.Hall       

1985-86    W.Growcott       

1986-87    J.V.Sanders       

1987-88    R.E.G.Hill       

1988-89    P.L.East      

1989-90    J.Edwards       

1990-91    P.W.Edwards       

1991-92    J.E.H.Taylor       

1992-93    A.Cutler       

1993-94    S.I.Edwards  

1994-95    P.R.Cartwright     

1995-96    J.M.Price        

1996-97    P.M.Timmins       

1997-98    T.I.Richards       

1998-99    M.W.Wood       

1999-00    J.J.Higgs       

2000-01    R.E.Lloyd-Jones

2001-02    R.M.Glaze       

2002-03    J.C.Farmer        

2003-04    A.N.Glover       

2004-05    G.Bellis  

2005-06    A.M. Mees       

2006-07    R.J.Harris       

2007-08    P Thatcher       

2008-09    P.A. Davies       

2009-10    D. J. Burrows   

2010-11    R.J.Clements

2011-12    D.H.Trewin

2012-13    K.J.Wright

2013-14    S.W.L.Branson

2014-15    S.M.R. James-Moore

2015-16    J.Yeates

2016-17    M.Aston

2017-18    R. Hadley

2018-19    B.Arch

Some Past Presidents

Back Row: L-R : Martin Timmins, Kenneth Wright, Paul Thatcher, John Harris, John Farmer,

Martyn Price, Bob Lloyd-Jones, Mark Mees, David Burrows, John Yeates, Ron Clements,

Siward James-Moore.

Front Row: L-R : Paul Davies, Alan Cutler, John Edwards, Mike Aston, Jim Higgs, Bob Glaze, Peter Cartwright, David Trewin

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Saturday

10.30 am - 11.45 pm

Monday-Friday: 

11.30-14:30 and  17:30 - 23:00

Saturday:

11:30 - 15:30 and 19:30 - 23:00

BAR OPENING TIMES
ADDRESS

Drury Lane

Stourbridge

West Midlands DY8 1BL

tel: 01384 395635

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