Lord’s Taverners fundraisers have seen quite the variety of spectacular events over the course of 70 years. Presidents’ Balls in the 1960s saw basketball, boxing and various other sports played in the Grosvenor House Ballroom, our Christmas Lunches have seen special guests including Olympic Gold medallists, broadcast legends and some of the UK’s most loved comedians. What‘s more Brian Downing’s legendary cricket dinners have raised nearly £700,000 for the charity with the game’s greats flying in from all corners of the globe to get behind the cause.
We’ve been trawling through the archives to pick out some of the best events and photos in the history of the Lord’s Taverners to highlight in our anniversary week. Take a look at some of these remarkable photographs that show the best of Taverners events below, with a full gallery on our Facebook page here.