Next Meeting – Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 8.15 pm
News from the North-West Frontier – Lieut Col Richard CH Taylor’s letters from India 1857-1859.
by Aidan Herron
“News from the North-West Frontier – Lieut Col Richard CH Taylor’s letters from India 1857-1859”
Using extracts from his letters home to Ardgillan Castle, Aidan Herron will present a talk on Lieut Col Richard CH Taylor’s campaign in India during the ‘Sepoy Mutiny’, from his arrival in Calcutta in 1857 to his departure in 1859. Along with providing details of his military experiences with his regiment, the 79th Scots Camerons, the letters also provide a contemporary insight into the attitudes and lifestyles of the Colonials in pre-Raj India.
Please note change of location for this meeting.
Location & Time: Skerries Bowling Club, Skerries, 8.15pm, 10th April 2018. See Skerries Bowling Club
Membership & Renewal
Membership fee of €10 is now due for the new membership year, 2017/18, can be paid on the night.
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Applications for new membership welcome. Please print the application form, fill it in, and give it to any member of the committee, or bring it along to one of our meetings.
Time & Tide 10
Looking for the perfect present then look no further than the latest volume in the Time & Tide series, Time & Tide 10, is now on sale at €15 a copy. Time & Tide 10 contains a new selection of research papers on Skerries related topics. Each volume in the Time & Tide series contains a mix of subject matter from authors both historical and contemporary who in their different ways contribute to our knowledge and appreciation of Skerries, the people and the place.
Committee Members 2017/18
Chair – Brendan Grimes
Vice Chair – Marie Bashford-Synnott
Hon Secretary – Stephanie Bourke
Hon Treasurer – Elaine Skehan
Hon Librarian – Maree Baker
Hon Archivist – Hugh Halpin
PRO – George Hand
with Carmel Power, Geraldine Clarke, Brendan Morrissey, Oona Roycroft, Bill Kee and Pauline Hanlon.