I’ve been a lifelong follower of Chris Barber since 1956, but I’ve only recently visited the message board part of his website.
A person I know in my village of Aynho near Banbury was chatting with me some time back, and when I mentioned I was a Barber fan, he said that he was once in a cycling team sponsored by him.
I asked him recently if he had any photos showing the team colours, but he said that he didn’t have any.
He did say however that they wore plain white T-shirts, with a narrow band of alternate British racing green and white squares.
He only ever saw Chris at one meeting, as his son was more involved with the team than Chris himself.
That is all he can remember.
On a personal note I recently bought a copy of Chris’ biography, in which on page 109 he says that Eddie Smith was replaced in late 1964 by Stu Morrison playing banjo and guitar. He adds:
“Stu had also been a successful racing cyclist at one point, and as a result of that enthusiasm, I briefly found myself sponsoring a professional cycling team”.
Somewhere else he mentions that Stu lived in Worthing, Sussex. I too was born and bred in Worthing, and I remember Stu and his brother Roddy Morrison joining a youth club in Worthing that I had belonged to for many years. I have never seen Stu since, nor did I ever see him in any of the Chris Barber concerts that I went to, but he was only with Chris for a relatively short time.
I hope this helps a little.