The Rainy City Chorus was one of the first barbershop choruses to start up in the UK. Their inaugural meeting was on Tues 9th January 1979 and was held at The Travellerís Call. Does it still exist?
The first rehearsal was at The Gateway Hotel on Friday 9th Feb 1979 at The Gateway Hotel, 882 Wilmslow Rd. This hotel IS still in existence. (I just phoned to check!)
An ageing document recording these events and names of those attending has been scanned and is shown below.