Posted: April 6th, 2020
CHEERS to ANDY GOLDEN, former Sunday Mirror journalist, editorial FOC and pensions trustee – and current pop star, bon viveur and all-round good egg, for this for this report and selfie.
He writes: Covid-19 prevented my attendance at the Curmudgeon’s recent quarterly meeting at the Chelsea Arts Club in Chelsea, London. To drown our sorrows at missing the Lady Day luncheon [Lady Day marks the Feast of the Annunciation], members embraced self-isolated drinking. There could be no abstentions and photographic proof was required.
The Curmugeons is a mixed bag of ne’er-do’wells, ranging from a mattress-cleaning self-made millionaire (his company de-bugs the mattresses of the stars: true!); a fallen property magnate (he fell off the wagon!); a West Country crimper who abandoned his scissors in favour of catching crabs off the Devon coast; a Saatchi advertising director (retired); a jewellery shop magnate who sold his gem empire to become a hearse driver and coffin carrier; an advertising copywriter; and a deputy headmaster at some posh school. Apart from myself there is one other former Mirror man, our esteemed chairman whom we call “Lord” Roberts, aka Mike Roberts. Maxwell employed Mike as CEO of the Mirror TV-listings magazine.
We meet quarterly and drink for the UK! Lunch starts at 12.30pm and has been known to go on till midnight, during which well-spent time we curse and curmudge and generally put the world to rights! A serious business.
If you haven’t caught up with John Jackson’s hilarious memoirs yet, you can enjoy a preview in Members’ Noticeboard.
SEVERAL members have been in touch to tell us their Spring Mirror Pensioner has never arrived. We’ve posted replacement copies, of course.
FORMER Daily Mirror sub-editor Alan Livermore has joined the AMP Committee. You can read all about him using the drop-down menu: About …