Rugby Memorabilia Society

Social Meeting
Sunday 29th October 2017

Ian Beer

Our recent RMS meeting which was held at John Wilesmith's (the wooden rugby figures man!) home near Ledbury, Herefordshire, onSunday the 29th October.

John kindly arranged a guest speaker in former England International of the 50’s Ian David Stafford Beer

Ian Beer
Ian Beer

Educated at Whitgift School ‘Cambridge University’ Ian Beer represented the following sides:
Old Whitgiftians, Cambridge University (Blues 52-4), Harlequins, Bath, Shropshire, Dorset, Wiltshire. He also captained the Oxford –Cambridge side that toured the USA in 1955. He taught at Marlborough, Ellesmere and Lancing Colleges and later Headmaster of Harrow A Cambridge Blue (1952-54), won 2 England Caps in 1954 and later became President of the RFU in 1993-94.
Ian was hugely influential in forming the RFU’s injured players foundation & spoke at great length. A Speaker's Card was produced and these can be purchased for £3 from Phil Atkinson

Ian Beer - Speakers Card - Rugby Memorabilia Society

Members also had the opportunity to see some more of John's unique and attractive rugby figures.

Ian Beer

Ian Beer

Peter Douglas-Davies