Who was our first commodore?
23 March 2015

As part of archiving the history of the Club and with an eye on the forthcoming centenary, Frank Bailey has been carrying out extensive research into our first commodore, Major George Cecil Whitaker, also a co-founder of ESC, for the Historical Records team.

The results are surprising.  They show that he was part Sicilian, part Portuguese, with an extremely rich Sicilian Baron as a father and a rich American wife. The £400 Cecil paid for our bath house was small change for him!

A full copy of Frank's research is now in the ESC library and is available for members to read.

Historical Records Team:
John Williams
Ade Fox
Hester McDonald
Don Manson
(One-off research) Frank Bailey


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