GP Mayne – Saracens and Southgate School

George Perraton Mayne was born on 28 December 1885 and grew up in Penzance, Cornwall. His family seems to have been struck by the loss of the male figures in the household, as both his grandmother Frances Perraton and mother Frances Mayne are already widowed by 1891. He and his younger brother William grew up…

J S Morris – A Saracen Killed in Action

J S Morris is one of Saracen’s fallen heroes, who gave his life for King & country on the battlefields of the First World War. This much we know, as his loss is directly referred to by ORG Williams in his 1926 publication ‘Saracens Football Club – A Brief Outline of its First Fifty Years‘.  However,…

Saracens Pre-War Players Attend the 1926 Jubilee Dinner

The recent discovery of an original newspaper story covering the Saracens 50th Anniversary Jubilee Club Dinner has been very insightful. The detailed journalistic coverage of the gala evening, held at the famous Cafe Monico (on Tichborne Street, near what is now Piccadilly Circus), captures wonderfully the spirit of the evening via the speeches, the humour, the…