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Here is a photograph that should spark some fond memories of Institute events in the 1980s. Pictured at a meeting in the basement bar of the Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street – a regular haunt for Institute members before the exodus to Docklands – are (left to right): Harold Evans (then Editor of The Times), Tony French, Harvey Thomas (then Chairman of the Institute’s London Region) and Bob Farmer (General Secretary of the Institute). The picture was taken on May 15, 1981. Tony French is shown clutching a trophy – what is it? If anyone has any more information about the event at which this photo was taken, the Editor would be delighted to hear from them.