In 1928, John Buchan published “The Runagates Club”. What is the Runagates Club? In the author’s words:“FoundedjustafterthecloseoftheWarbyafewpeoplewhohadbeenleadingqueerlivesandwantedtokeep together,itwasagatheringofyoungishmenwhometonlyforreminiscencesandrelaxation.Itwasofficially limitedtofifteenmembers–fifteenbecauseadozenwasdull,thirteenwasunluckyandfourteenhadinthose days an unpleasing flavour of President Wilson and his points.”The TreasurersoftheJohnBuchanStoryandtheJohnBuchanSocietyhavecollaboratedtoformsuchaclub – in the spirit of the 1928 Club – to provide additional income for both the Museum and the Society.OurClubislimitedto390members–knownasVagabondswhobuyoneormoreVaga-bondsforanannual sum of £39 per bond.
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The 2020 Runagates Draw took place on the 29th September during a John Buchan Story Management Committee Meeting - the images are below! The winning numbers were drawn by Ian Buckingham, Chairman of the Trustees. The winning number was 15 held by Henry Stewart of London who will receive a cheque for £390 and the second number drawn was 47 held by Maida Elder of Broughton who receives a cheque for £117 - being 3x£39!