Thursday, 19 May 2005

Special Intermediary Edition - May 2005.


Special Intermediary Edition

We are most pleased to be able to announce that details concerning the Springbok Club's Empire Day celebrations 2005 have now been finalised.

The main speaker will be Mr. Robert Shipley, who will be giving an illustrated talk entitled "Flags of the Empire". Robert Shipley is the International Liaison Officer of the Springbok Club, and is an expert vexillologist who has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of flag designs from now only the British Empire and Commonwealth, but also from around he world. He is also a keen student of Empire history, and in his talk he will be putting the various flag designs on display into their historical perspective. He will be bringing with him a wide arrray of the phenomenal collection of international flags which he possesses, with a particular emphasis on those relating to southern Africa.

Once again arrangements for this meeting are as follows :-

Date : Tuesday 24th May 2005

Time : Assemble 18.30 hrs onwards - main activities to commence at approximately 19.15 hrs.

Venue : The RED LION (the upstairs Function Room), 48 Parliament Street, Westminster, London SW1 (one block away from the Houses of Parliament - nearest underground station: Westminster).

A succulent array of buffet-snacks will be provided at this function, and admission charges will be £4.00 for Life, Honorary and Full Members of the Springbok Club, £6.50 per head for Associate Members, and £9.00 for non-members. Although payment may be made on the night, it would help us to gauge numbers if those intending to attend could e-mail us in advance with confirmation.


The Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club will also be staging a function to celebrate Empire Day 2005, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 28th May 2005

Time : 11.30 hrs onwards.

Venue : The Ely Centre, 60 Forthill Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

The guest speaker will be a prominent member of the Springbok Club's Executive Committee, whose talk will focus not only upon the Springbok Club's history and progress, but also upon the close links which have been established with other patriotic and unionist organisations. For more details please e-mail: