Often one associates sailing with the sea, but there are plenty of active sailing clubs on our rivers. One such club is the Little Ship Club on the River Thames and they asked us to make some Tennis Chairs from recycled sailcloth for their outdoor space. The Little Ship club has a wonderful history. Its training classes ‘…became so successful and highly regarded that in 1936 these facilities were used by the Admiralty to train members of the Royal Naval Supplementary Volunteer Reserve, many of whom were also Club members.
In recognition of this, the Admiralty, in the person of the First Sea Lord speaking at the Club’s annual dinner in 1937, invited the Club to apply for the privilege of having its own blue ensign defaced with the club emblem. This is the only known instance of such an invitation being made…’ And this is the emblem that now appears on the chairs we made.