How the club got its logo

There is no evidence of a logo or other dedicated insignia for the Club prior to the mid-1980s. Home computers were not commonplace then so it was not easy to create and use by individual officers of the Club on stationery etc. Then in 1985 Ray Hadlow, a Club member and designer/graphic artist offered to create one for us.

The outcome was the logo we still use now and shown at the top of this page. It represents seven oak leaves on a seven bladed aperture/shutter design. It was designed to be green on cream coloured stationery. But black has also been used on black and white stationery, or on some coloured programme cards where green would not look right.

The first use we can find was for the 1985-86 programme card, and the printed stationery was cream headed paper and compliment slips, which worked tremendously well. The Club’s 40th birthday party used the logo design on a celebration cake, with cream background icing and the logo in green.

The orientation of the logo was intended to be such that one horizontal line between the blades should be horizontal at the 3 o’clock position, ie as it is shown above. When the Club’s name is used alongside the logo, the base line of the text ought ideally to be level with an imaginary continuation of the horizontal line from the logo.

Thanks to Ray the Club has enjoyed its personalised logo for some 30 years.