Introductory speech by Major Nick Hallidie
“Senhor Nuno Mocinha, Presidente da Camâra Municipal de Elvas, my Lord, ladies and gentlemen, meus senhores minhas senhoras, distinguished guests, we are gathered again to remember those who fell in the battle of Albuera and the sieges of Badajoz, but one person is missing.
We would like to thank all those who supported the Presentation on the British Cemetery, Elvas on Wednesday, 12th April at the Cascais Cultural Centre, which raised €220.
Article written by Mark Crathorne and Jackie Kennard Photographs courtesy of Ian Yarwood, Selwyn Kennard and Mark Crathorne.
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The monument, known locally as the Monument to the “Inglês Morto” (Dead Englishman) is dedicated by his fellow officers to Captain Conway Shipley, Royal Navy, who was killed by the French at Belém on 23 April 1808. It is located beside the Tagus River at Paço de Arcos, in the municipality of Oeiras, just outside Lisbon.
As my husband and I had both served in the Royal Navy for many years we instinctively felt a duty to try and raise awareness of the condition of this monument and to explore ways to have it restored. Having served at NATO for two years previously we started by contacting the local NATO Commander and, through his offices, we were given a contact in the Oeiras Town Council (Câmara de Oeiras).
The Events and Excursions Team of International Women in Portugal arranged a walking tour enlightening us about the women of Lisbon. Please read more here
Please find attached our December newsletter and a special edition about the new logo event!
Wishing you all a fantastic 2017.
Margarida Seruya Santos
A party of thirty IWP members & associates gathered outside the Hindu temple on a bright morning in December, eagerly awaiting their visit to the premises which would be followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. Organized by the Events Team of Katherine, Amy & Nijka, we enjoyed a fascinating tour.
Please find attached the last issue of our newsletter, about our month of November.
Two important things:
- Our new logo launch venue on the 13th Dec at 7pm in no Lg São Mamede, nr7, Lisbon.
- Darte x-mas postcards available in 10 Prio petrol stations in Lisbon and Oporto!
Looking forward to meeting you on the 13th!
Wishing you a good month,
Margarida Seruya Santos
Tlm: (+351) 912734559
A total of twenty-five members and associate members were intrigued by stories of the royals while being led through the beautiful family and state rooms of Ajuda Palace by our wonderful guide IWP member and former docent at the palace, Margot Walker.