Alan Hilling has also been in touch about the early years of the group. Alan has very kindly scanned a couple of pictures that appeared in a newspaper back in the mid-70s. If anyone has any more details or would like to add something of interest, then please do get in touch.
Alan adds: Following on from what we were talking about the other evening I have looked out the old Daily Echo article about the Club from 1976 and have also found a copy of the Portsmouth daily paper from November the same year which mentions our joint visit with the Portsmouth Group to see HMS Victory. This also contains a group photo of us standing round Dave Homewoods car parked on the dockside. I have attempted to scan these two articles which I hope will be clear enough and attach them for you to see.