Are there any photos of Charlie with The Water Rats?
I am aware of one photo from a meeting in the 1950s:http://www.discoveringchaplin.com/2013/11/world-tour-revisited-charlie-becomes.html
That is such a darn ugly pin.. ROFL. It doesn't just say 'water rat'. It say GRAND ORDER of the WATER RATSI'll bet there were real 'big' rats back then in London too near the Thames.
Oh my. This group still exists. Most were FREEMASONS and raised money for charitable organizations. This article shows todays rats and a photograph of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as members.http://www.gowr.net/Archive/archiveofthegran.html