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What does GOWR stand for?

GOWR stands for Grand Order of Water Rats (London, UK)

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They had orders from the USA and Japan, but one particularly challenging one was for 800 special spoons for the lady guests at the London ball of the Grand Order of Water Rats, which took a fortnight to carve by hand, and a bit longer to polish up Sceptics David Culshaw and Karen Hunt, pictured in October 1990, volunteered to be guinea pigs for hypnotist John Birchall from Glan Conwy, and were told that they were in love, and were inseparable after that.
Showbiz fraternity the Grand Order of Water Rats said yesterday: "He died of old age and passed away peacefully on Friday night at his home in Spain.
John Adrian, of showbiz charity the Grand Order of Water Rats, said after his death on Friday at home in Spain: "He was a major figure, one of the biggest names.
The Grand Order of Water Rats Britains premier show business fraternity and charity was set up in 1889 and each year appoints a King Rat, with previous holders including Dan Leno, Frankie Vaughan, Les Dawson, Paul Daniels and Roy Hudd.
All the performers are giving their services free and proceeds will go to the Entertainment Artists Benevolent Fund and the charities fund of The Grand Order of Water Rats.
In fact, to the showbusiness charity The Grand Order of Water Rats, it's as if he has never left us.
A tireless worker for charity and the only Welsh man to have been crowned king of acting fraternity the Grand Order of Water Rats, he was awarded an MBE in 1990 and is currently much in demand as an after-dinner speaker both here and in America.