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Saturday, December 17, 2011

New set of Postcards showing 1950s photographs by Pitcairn schoolteacher

A new set of 12 postcards has just been published showing photographs taken by Pitcairn schoolteacher, Roy Sanders, during his time on the Island in the early 1950s.

95 sets are available, and these may be viewed and purchased (with PayPal) from the following website:

Please ensure that you click on the correct purchasing button for your country of delivery. All prices include post and packing, and ALSO a donation to Cancer Research. All prices are in Pounds Sterling, but PayPal will convert to your own currency.

Special offer: You can also buy three sets for the price of two, and also make three donations to Cancer Research in the process.

The cards are printed on good quality card and have a glossy finish to the picture side.

If you do not have a PayPal account, PayPal will take the payment from your credit card. Sorry, but alternative payment methods are not available outside of the UK.

Available while stocks last.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Mutiny on the Bounty: What really happened?

With thanks to Alwyn Peel for this information about a talk that will take place at the Mall Galleries on The Mall in St James' Park, London. Click on the image below to go to the website. David

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The passing of three members

Following on from the sad news about the death of David Ward, I have to announce the death of three more members of the PISG, UK. Our thoughts go out to the families of these members:

Alan Ketchell - died 23rd August

Godfrey Mellor - died 25th August

Walter Kramarski - died 28th August

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bounty Pitcairn Conference Video 2005

I have only just got round to watching two excellent videos on YouTube which are now being shown in the Cinema on the PISG UK website for your enjoyment (click here)! The first Bounty Pitcairn Conference was held in 2005 and these films show some of the highlights. There are also interviews with some of the Conference speakers, including our own Maurice Allward who sadly passed away last year (he features in the first video at about 6 minutes). See how many people you recognise.

Full details of the next Conference can be found here.

Bounty Pitcairn Conference 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Pitcairn Handicrafts website

I have a new website which you may be interested in, dedicated to Pitcairn handicrafts.  Please have a look and let me know what you think.  David

Monday, August 08, 2011

David Ward

It is with very great sadness that I learned of the passing of our much-loved Founder, David Ward, on 29th July.  He died very peacefully in hospital, with his family there.  I had a letter from Pat, informing me of this, - we all knew he was very poorly but it has still come as a great shock.  He was such a true inspiration in his enthusiasm for the Group, and most of us would remember the inaugural meeting we had at his Vicarage, back in the '80's.

The funeral is to be on Tuesday 16 August, at St George's Church, Hamilton Avenue in Tolworth, at 3pm, followed by a wake in the Church hall.

Jennifer Toombs

Thursday, June 02, 2011

July 2011 edition of the UK Log

The July edition of the UK Log has just gone to the printers. Contents include: 
• An exclusive announcement
• The Life of Thomas Ledward
• Identifying characters in Dodd's painting
• An extraordinary collection - part 1
• Pitcairn Tourism
• A Tribute to Maurice Allward
• A five page special on the Pitcairn Hand Vase
• New stamp issues

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Coming soon . . . the Pitcairn Wind Stamp Issue

I can see it now, a new issue of stamps featuring Wind Turbines on Pitcairn.

Unlike many other people, I think they are great! I regularly visit Cornwall and know that I am there as soon as I catch a glimpse of the first Wind Farm. I would have one in my back garden if I could, and I would love to see them on the South Downs - I think of them as a sign of progress, not a sign that we are ruining the countryside. To put them on Pitcairn is a great idea - free clean energy (although I do know that a lot of energy is actually used to make them, you have to admit that it is better than barrels of oil being shipped hundreds of miles by sea to the Island).

Story in the Sun newspaper. (scroll down the page)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Index to the "UK Log"

An index is in the process of being compiled to the "UK Log". I am doing this for my own use, but as it may be of use to other members of the Group, it is being added to the PISG website here.

There is a lot still to add, but you may find something of interest there.  David

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Maurice Allward

It has been a tough time for the Pitcairn Islands Study Group, UK. We have lost our Treasurer and now Maurice Allward, another of our committee members has passed away. Maurice was a great friend to Pitcairn and the Islanders with all the profits from his last book being given to the Island over the last few years.

When I first met Maurice I discovered that I already owned one of his books. It was about flying boats, another of my interests. Maurice was a fascinating person with so many fields of interest including being a long time member of the British Interplanetary Society, he will be missed by a great many people.