Ernest Batchelor of 84, Chaplin Road, Willesden, was awarded one guinea for winning a weekly newspaper competition in 1904. The announcement was made in the Athletic News on 11th April 1904:
Last week’s competition, which brought a shoal of drawings, has resulted in the prize of one guinea being awarded to:
Ernest Batchelor, 84, Chaplin Road, Willesden, London, NW, for a cartoon showing Bowman, the match secretary of the Queen’s Park Rangers, leaving his nest at Kensal Rise for Park Royal. Thus:
John then became the Club Secretary in 1903 and after two years, he moved on to manage Norwich City.
He later returned to become a QPR Director and John even managed the Club for eight months in 1931, until ill health forced him to resign.
John also ran a Sports Shop at 7, Park Parade in Harlesden for many years.
(My thanks to Colin Woodley for his assistance)