OUR

HISTORY.

There's magic in what we do, underpinned by skill and experience.

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 among the discerning and privacy-conscious.

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

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

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

M.A. HENNINGHAM

MARY-ANN HENNINGHAM

FOUNDER.

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Q&A

My beloved grandmother was my inspiration and the main 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 and happy marriages.

I believe i've inherited my grandmother's 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 hope to work with 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 Sign Language

Signature perfume?

Clive Christian - No.1

 

Favourite things?

Cabernet Sauvignon, White Roses, Jazz Clubs, Miniature Dachshunds

Favourite place?

My Norfolk weekender

Words to live by?

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

EMMA JANE HENNINGHAM

FOUNDER.

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Q&A

Though 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 and interviewing potential matches.

Not only do I love what I do, but I also have the privilege of working with my Mama (and Millicent - 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 a new chapter!

Quality you most admire in a man?

Dependability, with a splash of carpe diem

Talent you would most like to have?

To play the piano like Billy Joel

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

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

E.J. HENNINGHAM

THE STORY

BEHIND OUR NAME.

Why Club 1942?

We are a quintessentially British 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).

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Encouraging a revival, she wrote: "Chivalry and gentlemanly behaviour is a good thing". She called on women to "enjoy being a woman and let men treat them as such" and on men "to be old-fashioned gentlemen; chivalry is still in demand".