Spring 2015 Review is out now

The Review - Spring 2015 The Spring 2015 edition of The Review is out now. This edition contains an article by Baroness Pitkeathley based on her recent talk to the Society in London, Dorothy Dowding’s reminiscences of working at the Guernsey Press at the time of Liberation, Geoff Falla’s account of the Guernsey ‘Meteor’ and Earthquake of 1843, the second part of Sam Clapp’s article on French Catholic priests exiled in Guernsey, an article by Stephen Foote ‘Defoe’s Guernsey Lake’, a short history of La Grande Mare, and Michael Paul’s account of an early Battlefield tour in the 1920s. There has been a flood of new books to review many with a WW2 theme: including the diaries of Lieut Desmond Mulholland and Dr Alaistair Rose, and Patricia Best’s memoirs of her experience as a child evacuee. We also review the recently-published diary of a young Englishman, Andrew Mitchell, who visited to the Channel Islands in 1866, edited by Susan Ilie and John Le Dain. All in addition to the usual Island News and Membership News. The Review is distributed free to members three times a year. For more details see The Review. A full index of articles since it began in 1945 can be found here – Index of Articles.

Boules Muratti, London 13 June 2015

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Our annual Boules Muratti against the Jersey Society in London. The fifth Boules Muratti will be held this year on a Saturday afternoon from 12.00 in the idyllic setting of Cleaver Square – one of London’s finest Georgian Squares. An added attraction of the Square is that it has a pub, The Prince of Wales, selling Shepherd Neame beers from Faversham, Kent.

Traditional pub food is available at The Prince of Wales until 3.00pm.

Boules is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. We have found that not practising is helpful to our performance and lead 3-1 in matches to date. However it would really great to have a large team this year to scare the opposition.

If you have a set of Boules, please bring them along.

The nearest underground station to Cleaver Square is Kennington (Northern Line). Vauxhall (Victoria Line) and Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo Line) are about 15 mins. walk away. Buses passing near to Cleaver Square are 3, 59, 133, 155, 159, 196, 333, 360 & 415.

For more details – see Boules notice 2015.

Next London Meeting: Liberation Lunch, AGM & Quiz, 9 May 2015

Date: Saturday 9th May 2015

Venue: The Union, 88-90 George Street, London W1U 8PA (just off Baker Street)

Time: from 12:00

Our next meeting in London will be a Liberation lunch and AGM.

Come and celebrate this 70th Anniversary of the Liberation with Guernsey fare, a Liberation quiz and a short AGM.

Very informal and all welcome with no advance notice required – just turn up.

Please note the new venue.