Chairman

Club Events

World Events

1967

David M-B

Inaugural General Meeting. Games played at Upper Basildon

 

1968

David M-B

 

The last steam train passenger service runs in Britain

1969

David M-B

 

First manned moon landing

1970

David M-B

 

Explosion on Apollo13 moon mission

1971

Eric M

Games played at Mapledurham

Decimal currency introduced

1972

Eric M

 

‘Watership Down’ published

1973

Eric M

First games played at Goring

Sunderland beat Leeds United in the F.A. Cup Final

1974

Keith McK

First Club Championships

Final episode of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ broadcast

1975

Keith McK

 

Margaret Thatcher becomes leader of the Conservative Party

1976

Terry W

 

Bjorn Borg wins first of five consecutive Men’s Singles titles at Wimbledon

1977

Terry W

 

Queen’s Silver Jubilee

1978

Terry W

First Club Membership Cards. Do you have any old membership cards?

Anna Ford becomes first female newsreader

1979

Ann D

First Club Dinner Dance

Trevor Francis is Britain’s first £1 million pound footballer

1980

Ann D

Honorary Life Membership bestowed on
Ron and Alice P

John Lennon and Alfred Hitchcock died

1981

Ann D

 

First London marathon

1982

Brian B

 

Falklands War

1983

Brian B

 

The first US Cruise Missiles arrive at Greenham Common

1984

Brian B

 

UK Miners’ strike

1985

Paul R

 

First British mobile phone call made (by Ernie Wise to Vodafone)

1986

Paul R

 

UK and France announce plans to construct Channel Tunnel

1987

Paul R

 

Hurricane force winds batter much of SE England (and the Channel Islands!)

1988

Barbara B

 

The first ‘Red Nose Day’ raises £15m for charity

1989

Barbara B

 

On July 6th at 01:23:45 AM the time and date was 01:23:45 6/7/89

1990

Barbara B

 

England’s World Cup hopes ended by Germany in penalty shoot out

1991

Graham J

 

Paul Gascoigne damages knee during Spurs’ F.A. Cup Final victory

1992

Graham J

 

Massive bomb explodes at Bishopsgate in the City of London

1993

Graham J

 

Betty Boothroyd becomes first female Speaker in the House of Commons

1994

Frank C

Coloured shoe tags introduced.

Channel Tunnel officially opened

1995

Frank C

 

Princess of Wales gives revealing TV interview to Martin Bashir on Panorama

1996

Frank C

 

Dolly the sheep, the first successfully cloned mammal, is born

1997

Frank C

25 year lease negotiated with the Council

Labour Party under Tony Blair wins UK General Election

1998

Paul R

EGM approved expenditure on new courts and work starts. Games played at Cholsey Tennis Club

The Good Friday Agreement on Northern Ireland signed

1999

Robert B

New Courts completed

Total eclipse of the sun visible in Cornwall

2000

Robert B

 

Steve Redgrave wins fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal

2001

Robert B

 

“9/11”

2002

Robert B

 

Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations

2003

Robert B

 

Land troops from United Kingdom in the invasion of Iraq

2004

Peter H

 

Indonesian tsunami causes devastation across Bay of Bengal

2005

Peter H

The club introduced its own dedicated Website and new colour Newsletter both of which incorporated the Red Kite Logo

London chosen for the 2012 Olympic Games

2006

Vacant

 

Charles Kennedy leader of the Liberal Democrats resign

2007

Frank C

 

Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair as Prime Minister

2008

Mike C

Goring Tennis Club’s 40th Anniversary

World recession

2009

Mike C

 

Epic four-hour-17-minute Wimbledon final is Federer's 15th grand slam, making him the most successful player in history

2010

Mike C

 

David Cameron became Prime Minister in coalition Government

2011

Ian B

 

Prince William and Kate Middleton married

2012

Ian B

 

CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs Boson

2013

Ian B

 

Barack Obama inaugurated for his second term as US president

2014

Ian B

 

Voters in the referendum in Scotland reject independence

2015

John T

 

195 nations agree to lower carbon emissions

2016

John T

 

British voters went to the polls to cast their vote in the historic EU referendum. It was the biggest decision faced by Britons in a generation

2017

John T

Clubhouse kitchen refurbished

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States

2018

Anthea W

Goring Tennis Club’s 50th Anniversary

Diplomatic row breaks out with Russia over poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury

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