In Pictures: Friday The Thirteenth Eccentrics' Dinner

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In Pictures: Friday The Thirteenth Eccentrics' Dinner
Not only was the meal served course-backwards, it also paired a summer pudding with a Christmas dinner... in March.
Not only was the meal served course-backwards, it also paired a summer pudding with a Christmas dinner... in March.
Eccentricity today. From right to left, Lyndon Yorke, inventor of the amphibious wickerwork chair and Britain's Most Eccentric Person as voted in 2002; satirist and actor "Michael "Atters" Attree, Gustav Temple of The Chap; and beat musician turned designer turned art collector Peter Golding, the man who created designer jeans.
Eccentricity today. From right to left, Lyndon Yorke, inventor of the amphibious wickerwork chair and Britain's Most Eccentric Person as voted in 2002; satirist and actor "Michael "Atters" Attree, Gustav Temple of The Chap; and beat musician turned designer turned art collector Peter Golding, the man who created designer jeans.
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The Master of Ceremonies, Club member and eccentric for hire Emmanuel Ray.
The Master of Ceremonies, Club member and eccentric for hire Emmanuel Ray.

After hearing all about the reborn, centuries-old Eccentric Club and their traditional Friday the Thirteenth dinner last week in Mayfair, we simply had to ask to come along. We hope to be eccentric too someday, and besides, we can't resist tempting fate. Everybody lived to tell the tale and all told it was a fine gathering of some genuine idiosyncrats with a wanton disregard for superstition. Like ghosts, apparently, if you don't believe in ladders and spilled salt they can't hurt you.

We wish the Eccentrics all the best in reviving the spirit of a club gone by. See the website if you think you could be a candidate for membership — you know who you are.

Last Updated 16 March 2009