Edouard Le Maistre

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Edouard Le Maistre, secretary, vice-chairman, chairman and vice-president of the Society, on 22 October following a short illness.  We plan to pay tribute to Edouard’s remarkable service to the Society in future Bulletins of the Society and on the website.

Edouard’s funeral will take place at St. John’s Church, Farncombe, Surrey GU7 3EJ at 2.30 pm on Monday 21 November.  More details are available at

https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/22-10-2022-edouard-le-maistre/.

Members of the Society who plan to attend are requested to notify the Society by email to jerseysocietyinlondon@googlemail.com by noon on 15 November in order that we can give the family an idea of likely numbers. Edouard’s email address is no longer functioning.  Members who wish to contact Jenny Le Maistre should write c/o J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors, 55 Hare Lane, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3EF.  

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Boules Match postponed

Regretfully, we and the Guernsey Society have agreed that it is not feasible to go ahead with the Boules Match on 25 June in view of the railway strike and likely disruption to transport. We are considering a new date of 13 August. Watch this space!

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Defend your Island!

Last year we were victorious in our annual Boules match against Guernsey and are the proud holders of the Muratti Shield. But it is under threat. We meet our Guernsey cousins again in Cleaver Square, Kennington on 25 June. We need YOU to help us keep it. No particular level of expertise is required. Play will commence around 2 pm after lunch in the Prince of Wales pub. If you would like to join in or find out more, drop an email to jerseysocietyinlondon@googlemail.com.

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2022 AGM

For the second year running, we held our AGM virtually on 6th April, after which we were delighted to welcome Dr Matt Pope who updated us on the archaeological investigations at La Cote de St Brelade.

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Bouônjour

Founded in 1896, the Jersey Society in London is a membership association for people interested in Jersey life—past, present and future. The Society is run by an elected Council, chaired by Nicolas Paines. Originally intended for people living in and around London, today’s members come from all over the world.

Events

Three main meetings a year are held–in February, May and an annual dinner in October. The venue is usually the Vincent Rooms, Westminster Kingsway College, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PD (www.thevincentrooms.com). Members and guests can enjoy a drink and socialise before having supper, which is followed by a talk or a quiz. Other kinds of events are organised from time to time, including boules matches.


Membership

The annual subscription is payable on 1st January: £10 (standard), £5 (students) or £15 (for family membership). New members are always welcome: to join, find the form here.

About the Bulletin of the Jersey Society in London

The Bulletin is the journal of the Society. It is published twice a year; members receive a copy as part of their subscription. Contributions from members and others are always welcome.

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