CHURCHILL SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT
By Roger Deakin
Further to the news item which appeared in the November issue of Chartwell Bulletin, on November 29 a decision was taken to form a new Chapter of The Churchill Centre and Museum in Essex, Connecticut. With the encouragement of Joseph L Hern, Chairman of the New England Churchillians in Boston, who is sacrificing some of his territory, along with D. Craig Horn, the President of the Churchill Centre USA. This new chapter will encompass the entire state and will be known as the Churchill Society of Connecticut. More details will follow, but the next event for the new chapter is likely to be in the spring, likely in May.
Unrelated to the news above, but with reference to the same issue in November 2010 of Chartwell Bulletin, Roger Deakin has submitted a photograph of the plaque mentioned in the item about Michael Malley’s visit in South Africa to the site of Winston Churchill’s capture on November 15, 1899 during the Boer War. Shown in the background is the railway line, now electrified, where the armoured train was wrecked and in the foreground the plaque commemorating Churchill’s capture. These photographs were taken during a visit to South Africa in 2008.