He unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish musical group Boyzone around this time.
For most of its history the Society was based at various premises in London.
But in July 1961 he crashed his Lotus 18/21-Climax at Aintree’s British GP, suffering internal injuries.
He returned two months later for his 11th World Championship race, at Monza.
A change to the society's name to reflect the Royal patronage was, however, not considered expedient at the time.
In 1874 it was renamed the Photographic Society of Great Britain, and from 1894 it became known as The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.