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Expertise, experience & a sprinkling of magic.

In Britain, matchmaking can be charted back to the 1600's, with the first non-religious agency opening its doors in London in 1825. Since then, technology has spawned a proliferation of apps and online services - yet the traditional, face-to-face approach still has its place amongst the more discerning and privacy-conscious.

Can you risk a colleague, client or fan swiping past your profile?

The Founders of Club 1942 are Mary-Ann & EJ Henningham, a dynamic mother/daughter duo who have been happily working together since 1998.


Our continued success is a combination of skill, discretion, intuition and an ever-expanding & highly eclectic network of friends, professional contacts and Associate Scouts.




My beloved grandmother was my inspiration and reason I became a Matchmaker. She was a woman of substance, and one of the kindest people you could ever hope to meet.


Though she never turned professional, she used her seating arrangements and gentle influence to great effect; the results of which were often firm friendships and long, happy marriages.

I believe i've inherited her ability to truly listen, put clients at ease, and trust my intuition - especially as i’m also dyslexic. Feelings of inadequacy in the classroom fuelled a lifelong determination to be the best in whatever I put my mind to.


I’m proud to have become a sought-after matchmaker and look forward to meeting you soon! 


Quality you most admire in a man?

Passion and a strong sense of self

Talent you would most like to have?

To be multilingual; including BSL

Signature perfume?

Clive Christian - No.1


Favourite things?

Cabernet Sauvignon

White Roses

Jazz Clubs

Mini Dachshunds

Favourite place?

My Norfolk weekender

Words to live by?

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do




Although I studied Auctioneering & Valuation, worked in Sotheby’s Fine Art department and was a Founding Director of a boutique financial services company, matchmaking is in my DNA.


As a second generation professional Matchmaker, I have an innate ability to evaluate and read people - ideal for when i’m headhunting potential matches.

Not only do I love what I do, but I also have the privilege of working with my Mama (and Millie, her eccentric mini dachshund). Our strong bond is built on trust and mutual respect - something which is reflected in our partnerships with clients.


I look forward to working with you; and cheering from the sidelines as you begin an exciting, new chapter!


Quality you most admire in a man?

Dependability, with a dash of carpe diem

Talent you would most like to have?


Signature perfume?

Chanel No.5


Favourite things?

Sleeper Trains

Opening Nights

Ted Talks

Bouquet of Peonies

Favourite place?

The Basse Corniche in springtime

Words to live by?

The only way to do great work, is to love what you do

Two people, bound by love, can be a formidable force.


Bringing together two people destined for each other, is the best job in the world.



Why Club 1942

We are a quintessentially Anglo-Australian brand, but our name was inspired by one of the most beloved American movies of all time - Casablanca

The classic love story starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman had its world premier in New York City on November 26, 1942

Rick & Ilsa may have sacrificed their love for the greater good, but it was profoundly heroic.

(And we will forever imagine that, post war, they found Paris once again).