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International Women in Portugal: Charity Coffee Morning

(Posted: 2017-10-29 | Organization: International Women in Portugal | Category: Member Reports)

On 26th October, the Parede locality group held a charity coffee morning in aid of breast cancer patients at Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital. Kindly hosted by Chris Rola at her home in Murtal, 32 members and guests attended, raising 420.50 euros for this worthy cause. The minimum 5 eur admission was supplemented by cake sales. In addition, 56 scarves were collected for cancer patients suffering hair loss due to chemotherapy. Some scarves had been donated by members unable to attend the coffee morning, as was a generous cash sum.

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Monument Rededication Dinner – Captain Conway Shipley, Royal Navy 1782 – 1808

(Posted: 2017-10-20 | Organization: Friends of the British Cemetery [FBC] | Category: Member Reports)

Report by Jackie and Selwyn Kennard

CAPTAIN CONWAY SHIPLEY, ROYAL NAVY 1782 – 1808

MONUMENT REDEDICATION DINNER

Wednesday, 20th September 2017at The Forte de São Julião da Barra, Oeiras

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Rededication of the Monument to Captain Conway Shipley Royal Navy 1782-1808

(Posted: 2017-10-20 | Organization: Friends of the British Cemetery [FBC] | Category: Member Reports)

Article by Jackie and Selwyn Kennard

Almost 2 years after Jackie & Selwyn Kennard and David Wright were made aware of the poor condition of the monument to Captain Conway Shipley at Paço do Arcos, and started to organise its restoration, the rededication ceremony was held at 11.00 on Thursday 21st September 2017.

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Speeches Delivered at the Conway Shipley Memorial Events

(Posted: 2017-10-20 | Organization: Friends of the British Cemetery [FBC] | Category: Member Reports)

We have been asked to reproduce in full the texts of the speeches delivered at the 2 events held in September 2017 to rededicate the restored monument to Captain Conway Shipley, Royal Navy. 1782-1808.

The speeches are published here in the order in which they were given:

Captain Peter Hore Captain Hore, on behalf of The 1805 Club, at dinner on the evening prior to the ceremony

Dr Paulo César Sanches Casinhas da Silva, President of Oeiras Town Council (Câmara Municipal de Oeiras), at the unveiling of the restored monument.

HM Ambassador, Mrs Kirsty Hayes, at the lunch offered by Oeiras Town Council after the ceremony.

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Ceremony at the British Cemetery, Elvas – 14 May 2017

(Posted: 2017-06-07 | Organization: Friends of the British Cemetery [FBC] | Category: Member Reports)

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.

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British Cemetery Elvas, a Thank You

(Posted: 2017-04-20 | Organization: Friends of the British Cemetery [FBC] | Category: Member Reports)

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.

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THE BRITISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY DAY TRIP TO TOMAR – 17 APRIL 2017

(Posted: 2017-04-20 | Organization: The British Historical Society of Portugal | Category: Member Reports)

Article written by Mark Crathorne and Jackie Kennard Photographs courtesy of Ian Yarwood, Selwyn Kennard and Mark Crathorne.

 

See details for the full report.

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Darte News Month by Month - December 2016

(Posted: 2017-01-03 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Dear all,

Please find attached our December newsletter and a special edition about the new logo event!

Wishing you all a fantastic 2017.

Margarida Seruya Santos
Coordenadora Darte
Site: www.projectodarte.wixsite.com/projectodarte
E-mail: margaridaseruya@gmail.com
 

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iWP Hindu Temple Visit

(Posted: 2016-12-12 | Organization: International Women in Portugal | Category: Member Reports)

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.

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Darte News Month by Month - November 2016

(Posted: 2016-12-06 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Dear all,

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
Coordenadora Darte
Site: http://projectodarte.wixsite.com/darte  
E-mail: margaridaseruya@gmail.com
Tlm: (+351) 912734559

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