Graham York of Honiton has put on a very interesting exhibition of Borrovian and Gypsy items. A short write-up is given.
The Eighth Fraser Memorial Lecture will be held at 2 p.m., 18th August 2012, at the International Students' House, 229 Great Portland Street, London. Clive Wilkins-Jones will be speaking and the cost is £21 per person (meeting only), or £32 per person if you'd like lunch as well as the meeting. Everyone welcome, but please contact Dr Ann Ridler, tel. 01865 858379 if you are coming. (Members should return their forms by 18th July 2012).
Those attending should already have received details. The programme is still being finalised but may include trips to Jerez (Spain) and Tarifa, with time to explore Gibraltar. The Society will be following in the footsteps of George Borrow, who visited Gibraltar during The Bible in Spain period.
Details of a provisional plan are available but attendees should follow any more up-to-date information they are sent.
Again, nothing firm as yet, but we've started a tradition of a Christmas lunch in London for those interested, and will probably repeat it in 2012.
Members are looking at having a weekend in the Peterborough area in 2013, taking in Norman Cross and other items of Borrovian interest. More details will be given as the plans take shape.
Our member Clive Wilkins-Jones is currently writing a book on Lucy Brightwell, a friend of George Borrow, and it’s hoped this will be published in the coming months. The George Borrow Trust is sponsoring the work.
Members who gathered for the social meeting in London will have heard Clive give a talk about Lucy and the book promises to be very interesting.
Our member Ivan Bunn is currently working on publishing his researches about the Borrows at Oulton. Some years ago Ivan wrote a short pamphlet on this topic (available from the Museum at Oulton) which was excellent. We’re all eagerly looking forward to the book.
Ivan has led the Oulton social weekend and also gave an update at Brompton.