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Past Kings 1890 - 1950

1890 Harry Freeman

1891 Dan Leno

1892 Dan Leno

1893 Wal Pink

1894 Joe Elvin

1895 J.W. Cragg

1896 Eugene Dtratton

1897 Dan Leno

1898 Joe O'Gorman

1899 Paul Martinetti

1900 Eugene Stratton

1901 Joe O'Gorman

1902 Wal Pink

1903 Fred Russell, OBE

1904 Tom McNaughton

1905 Arthur Reece

1906 Harry Tich

1907 James Allison

1908 W.H. Clemart

1909 Fred Ginnett

1910 Charles Warren

1911 Harry Tate

1912 Chas Austin

1913 Chas Austin

1914 Fred Russell, OBE

1915 W. Banquier

1916 Lew Lake

1917 Lew Lake

1918 Chas Austin

1919 W. Banquier

1920 Deane Tribune

1921 Geo D'Albert

Due to various circumstances and upheavals the Lodge was suspended between 1922 & 1926

1927 Chas Austin

1928 Chas Austin

1929 Fred Russell, OBE

1930 Talbot O'Farrell

1931 Will Hay, FRAS

1932 Chas Austin

1933 Joe Morrison

1934 Will Fyffe

1935 Marriott Edgar

1936 Georgie Wood, OBE

1937 Stanley Damerell

1938 Fred Miller

1939 Fred Russell, OBE

1940 Will Hay, FRAS

1941 John Sharman

1942 George Jackley

1943 Tom Moss

1944 George Doonan

1945 Bud Flanagan, OBE

1946 Teddy Brown - sadly died during his year in office. Bud Flanagan OBE took over for the remainder of the year.

1947 Robb Wilton

1948 Albert Whelan

1949 Ted Ray

1950 Ted Ray

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Past Kings 1951 - 2011

1951 Bud Flanagan, OBE

1952 Charlie Chester, MBE OstJ

1953 Ben Warriss

1954 George Elrick

1955 Tommy Trinder, CBE

1956 Dave O'Gorman

1957 Cyril Dowler

1958 Clarkson Rose

1959 Johnnie Riscoe

1960 Arthur Scott

1961 Ben Warriss

1962 Ben Warriss

1963 Tommy Trinder, CBE

1964 Ted Ray

1965 Tommy Trinder, CBE

1966 Arthur Haynes - sadly died before the end of his reign - in fact - just before the Annual Ball.

1967 Terry Cantor

1968 Frankie Vaughan, OBE DL

1969 Harry Seltzer

1970 Philip Hindin

1971 George Martin

1972 Albert Stevenson

1973 George Elrick, FRSA

1974 Cyril Dowler, OBE

1975 Joe Church

1976 David Nixon

1977 David Nixon

1978 Don Ross

1979 David Berglas

1980 Sir Henry Cooper, OBE KSG

1981 Dec Cluskey

1982 Charlie Smithers

1983 Len Lowe

1984 Davy Kaye, MBE

1985 Les Dawson

1986 Alan Freeman, MBE

1987 Danny La Rue, OBE

1988 Bernard Bresslaw

1989 Roy Hudd

1990 David Lodge

1991 Wyn Calvin, MBE

1992 Bert Weedon, OBE, FRSA

1993 John Inman

1994 Roger DeCourcey

1995 Paul Daniels

1996 Paul Daniels

1997 Alf Pearson

1998 Frankie Vaughan, OBE, DL

1999 Gorden Kaye

2000 Roy Hudd

2001 Don Smoothey

2002 Keith Simmons

2003 Chas McDevitt

2004 Chas McDevitt

2005 Melvyn Hayes

2006 Kaplan Kaye

2007 Kaplan Kaye

2008 Kaplan Kaye

2009 Graham Cole

2010 Derek Martin

2011 Keith Simmons

2012 Joe Pasquale

2013 Jess Conrad, OBE

A positive bevy of Past King Rats join King Rat for 2011 Keith Simmons at his installation. From Left to Right: Graham Cole, Melvyn Hayes, Chas McDevitt, Derek Martin, King Rat Keith, Kaplan Kaye, Wyn Calvin and Dec Cluskey. Each one a lovely little mover!!

Below is a list of all our Past Kings from our inception in 1890 up to the present day.

Some past King Rats get together at our 2003 Ball. Back row: Gorden Kaye, Paul Daniels, Roger DeCourcey, Keith Simmons. Front row: Alf Pearson, Chas McDevitt, Bert Weedon, Don Smoothey.

2013 King Rat Jess Conrad OBE

Jess Conrad, OBE - 2013 King Rat.

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