In researching the history of Longfields a few people have mentioned the ‘Tom Jones’ room. This was intriguing and needed further investigation! Press cuttings from 1975 have revealed the mystery behind the story. The story begins with the fund raising activities of the ‘Bridge across the Pond’ chapter of the Tom Jones International Fan Club. Nancy Ross who was the president of this club, flew from her home in Bel Air, Maryland to present a cheque of £500 to the association along with a signed portrait of Tom. This was done on behalf of the British and American chapter members.