Annual dinner Guinea Pig Club 1992

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Annual dinner Guinea Pig Club 1992

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Cover shows a guinea pig in top hat and tails, inside a humorous account of plastic surgeons, a history of the guinea pig club and a menu for dinner on 26 September 1992, a cartoon and the guinea pig club anthem.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1992-09-26

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Eight page printed booklet

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LARCOMBE EG FOCUS


[Page Break]

[Guinea Pig Club Crest]

Annual Dinner
Saturday 26th September 1992
The Felbridge Hotel
East Grinstead

[Page Break]
THE PLASTIC SURGEON
ITS HABITS, DIET AND BEHAVIOUR
A study in Unnatural History
Introductory
The Plastic Surgeon is my theme
So Muse, inspire my song,
For, though the subject odd may seem,
I would not do him wrong.
His habitat is Harley Street,
His prey the Wart and Scar,
And though he has enormous feet,
He chiefly moves by car.

[Page Break]

THE BIRTH OF THE GUNINEA CLUB
(Extracts from the Minutes of the first meeting, held on Sunday 20th July 1941)
The objects of the Club are to promote good fellowship among, and maintain contact with, approved frequenters of the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
The Annual Subscription for all Members is 2/6c., due on 1st. July each year. Women are not eligible for membership. A “Ladies Evening” may be held.
The following are proposed and seconded by members present :-
Life President: Mr A.H. McIndoe, FRCS
Vice President: Sqdn. Ldr T. Gleave
Secretary: F/O W. Towers-Perkins
Treasurer: P/O P.C. Weeks
Committee Members: Messrs. Coote, Edmunds, Page, Hughes, Wilton, Overeyander, Gardiner, Rissel, Davies, Fraser, Hunter, Eckoff, Morley and Livingstone.
Other members present were Messers. McLeod, Mappin, Clarkson, and Bodenham.
The Following were proposed and seconded as Members: Messers Dewar, Shepherd, Lock, Hillary, Fleming, Lord, Hart, Langdale, Bennions, Harrison, Butcher, Truhlar, Koukal, Noble, Mann, Kransodebski, MacPhail, Banham and Smith-Barry.

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TOASTS
THE QUEEN
ARCHIE, JOHN AND JILL
THE GUESTS
WING COMMANDER DEREK MARTIN, O.B.E.,B.Sc.
REPLY TO THE GUESTS
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR MICHAEL GRAYDON, K.C.B.,C.B.E.,R.A.F

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MENU

Green Pea and Champagne Soup with Nutmeg Sipits

Half a Roast Duck with fresh Ginger and Pineapple Sauce
Selection of Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes

Apple Pie and Cream

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Mints

[Page Break]

Impressions

I do not like the Surgeons,
They are a brutal race.
They came and sliced my tumm up,
And parked it on my face.
I do not like the Surgeons,
They are most unrefined,
Who wants to have a forehead made,
Of slabs from their behind?

[Page Break]

THE GUINEA PIG ANTHEM
We are McIndoe’s army,
We are his Guinea Pigs.
With dermatomes and pedicles
Glass eyes, false teeth and wigs,
And when we get our discharge
We’ll shout with all our might:
“Per ardua ad astra”
We’d rather drink than fight.

John Hunter runs the gas works,
Ross Tilley wields a knife
And if they are not careful
They’ll have your flaming life.
So, Guinea Pigs, stand ready
For all yours surgeons’ calls:
And if their hands aren’t steady
They will whip off both your ears.

We’ve had some Australians,
Some French, Some Czechs, Some Poles;
We’ve even had some Yankees,
God bless their precious souls.
While as for the Canadians –
Ah! That’s a different things.
They couldn’t stand our accent
And built a separate Wing.

We are McIndoe’s army,
(as first verse)

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“Annual dinner Guinea Pig Club 1992,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17965.

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