Announcements, Events and Reports of Churchillian Activities
The Order Paper is the daily publication listing the business of the House of Commons for that day’s sitting. It provides MPs with questions that have been tabled, names of members selected to speak, committee meetings, and the list of debates to be held. The Chartwell Bulletin Order Paper provides a list of upcoming meetings from local chapters of the Churchill Centre as well as reports from recent events. It also shares information on activities that may be of interest to Churchillians.
Atlanta–Private Viewing of Churchill Paintings: As reported HERE in August, a landmark exhibit of over thirty paintings by Sir Winston Churchill opened at the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta Oct. 3 and runs until Feb. 1. The Churchill Society of Georgia is organizing a private viewing and gala dinner on Saturday, November 22 for Churchill Centre members and friends. This will include a tour hosted by Duncan Sandys, organizer of the show. For more details and to reserve a place at this very special event, please contact Georgia Society President Joe Wilson at [email protected]. For more details about the exhibit, please CLICK HERE.
Chicagoland Annual Black Tie Celebration: The Chicagoland chapter is celebrating Sir Winston Churchill’s 140th birthday on Saturday, November 22 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The speaker will be Professor Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College. Professor Arnn is well known to Churchillians for his work on the WSC biography with Martin Gilbert and the current re-publishing of Churchill works. The title of the Speech is'”Churchill’s Trial” with a 6:00 PM cash bar and 7:00 dinner at $100 per person. Invitations to local members will be mailed on October 22. Please Contact Phil and Sue Larson at [email protected].
Essex: Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, will be delivering a free public lecture “Bringing Churchill Back to Loughton and Essex” on Thursday, 16 October at 7 pm. The talk will take place in the Corbett Theatre on the Loughton Campus of the University of Essex in celebration of the Unversity’s 50 years and one of its founding donors. To book, please contact [email protected].
Michigan: The Winston Churchill Society of Michigan held a dinner meeting on Friday, September 26, 2014. The principal speaker was David Roll partner in Steptoe & Johnson, LLC in Washington D. C. More and is the author of The Hopkins Touch – Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler. You will find the full report here.
Unique Item Requires Identification: The Churchill Centre has received a special request from Mike Shorer, owner of Historic Jewellery Reproduction, for help in identifying an unusual piece of Churchilliana. A copper electroform and two plaster plaques apparently created to make a commemorative medallion have no record of production. Mike writes:
“My father, Peter Shorer FIIC was a pioneering archaeologist and the Senior Conservation Officer at the British Museum for over 40 years, working on many remarkable exhibits to restore and stabilize them for exhibition around the world. Due to his incredible skills with moulding and replicating artifacts, he was often asked to make exact reproductions for private and corporate clients. This formed the basis of the company he founded in 1969 and which I now run after he passed away in 2010.”
“Everything Dad worked on was painstakingly recorded, except, very oddly, this piece. He was obviously contacted by someone to make a rubber mould of the plaster plaque, from which he made a pure copper electroform. I would imagine the plaster is one of the preparatory stages of a medal to be struck. I would greatly appreciate any further information about this fascinating piece to give it better provenance.”
Mike can be contacted at: [email protected].