Lady Taverners

Lady Taverners

The Lady Taverners owe their formation to Baroness Thatcher.
Normally each Prime Minister had been made a member of the Lord’s Taverners. But the first Lady Prime Minister set the previously all-male club a problem. Being ever inventive they decided to form the Honorary Lady Taverners and in early 1980 the late David Evans MP invited Baroness Thatcher to become Honorary Lady Taverner No. 1 – luckily she agreed.
Twenty three other ladies were initially invited by the then Lord’s Taverners president, Eric Morecambe, to join – ladies who had helped at cricket matches and those who had organised the very successful tombola at the President's Ball, including Ann Barrington Judith Chalmers, Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Marjorie Gover, Joan Morecambe, Anne Subba Row and Betty Surridge. Soon afterwards more were invited, bringing the total to 61.

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  • Autumn Lunch

    This event was held on 19th September 2019

    Join the Devon and Cornwall Lady Taverners for an Autumn Lunch

  • Mamma Mia sing-a-long

    This event was held on 17th September 2019

    Lady Taverners evening at Genesis Cinema