Unidentified Trophy

The Union is used to finding that its various trophies sometimes seem to disappear but here is one that turned up at an auction in Leicestershire recently. The inscription reads as follows:

Northleigh Challenge Cup

N.I.B.U
NORTHLEIGH CHALLENGE CUP
A.G. FELL
1956

Our thanks to Gerry Henry of Kelvin Malone Club for shedding some light on the likely provenance of the Northleigh Trophy. Research has shown that there was a house in Somerton Road, Belfast called ‘Northleigh’ in the 1950s. The ‘Belfast Jewish Record’ archives suggest the house was used as a meeting place for the Jewish community – perhaps including bridge play before moving to the Jewish Institute?

Any helpful comments should be sent to Hon. Secretary Michael McFaul mjmcfaul@gmail.com .