The 59 Club, also written as The Fifty Nine Club and known as "the '9", is a British motorcycle club with members internationally.
The 59 Club started as a Church of England-based youth club founded in Hackney Wick on 2 April 1959, in the East End of London, then an underprivileged area suffering post-war deprivations. It is notable for its adoption by the British motorcycling subculture known as "rockers" in the early 1960s, its badge taking on an iconic value.
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... The club still exists in London, and has a large international following ... remembered by Len Paterson, an original Rocker, 59 Club member and founder of the Rocker Reunion movement, as being like “a father figure that many of the boys never had ... Graham Hullet was recently interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Home Truths programme when he spoke of the club's heyday ...
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