The Winkle Club invites Winston Churchill to its Annual Supper, January 2nd, 1956
THE WINKLE CLUB CHORUS
‘If you should see a vessel in distress
Stand by … stand by
Render all the aid you can,
Be he man-o’-war or merchantman
Stand by him …
Throw him out a line,
Take him in tow
For you might want somebody
To stand by you some day,
You’ll never know…’
(This Chorus was adopted by the Club after World War II)
What type of Winkle?
Our winkle, as in our logo, is of the bloodsucker common winkle variety, with a flat opening and pointed shell (not strictly a periwinkle). The empty shell is filled with sealing-wax and carried by members at all times. These winkles can be found on Hastings beach.