Shaw Savill Society NZ Branch

brandane
27th December 2010, 23:23
The next National Reunion of the Shaw Savill Society NZ Branch will be held in Picton in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, South Island NZ in April 2012 ~ !

If any former crew, officers or passengers sailed with Shaw Savill ~ who are not already members of the Society in either UK or NZ ~ and would like to join this memorable reunion in NZ ~ please contact me here ~ my contact details are on my profile.

Picton is home to the 1853 built barque Edwin Fox which sailed for Shaw Savill 1873-1884. The vessel has been preserved on Picton waterfront and the Museum and ship are well worth a visit.
The Edwin Fox Society would be extremely grateful for any bequests given to help with the preservation of the ship. She is the only wooden boat depicting our heritage that we have in New Zealand and indeed is the last one of her kind left in the world. She is a Category 1 with the Historic Places Trust.

Another memorable event in 2012 is the centenary of the sinking of the White Star liner Titanic on 14th April 1912 ~ . All over the world this historic event will remembered as the worst maritime disaster in peacetime history ~ and here in NZ ~ we will remember this disaster.

Our reunion will take place just two weeks later ~ and we will welcome any new members to our weekend in Picton, South Island NZ.

Jamie Shedden
Shaw Savill Society NZ Branch
Subscriptions Secretary

Donald McGhee
28th December 2010, 20:45
Jamie my friend, I can just picture the reunion!
Picton is a good place for the venue and I wish you and all the other Society members a memorable time. About time you made a 'pilgrimage" to Taranaki to see us!

Perhaps when I finish in Canterbury (2012?) we can have a wee reunion and a dram or twa?

Slainte

brandane
1st January 2011, 08:28
Jamie my friend, I can just picture the reunion!
Picton is a good place for the venue and I wish you and all the other Society members a memorable time. About time you made a 'pilgrimage" to Taranaki to see us!

Perhaps when I finish in Canterbury (2012?) we can have a wee reunion and a dram or twa?

Slainte

Our Reunion this year was in New Plymouth Anzac weekend ~ emailed u the dates ~ but never heard, ~ so assume you out of town!
We had Reunion in Picton 18 years ago which was memorable occasion and probably the best of all our reunions ~ so I am sure the next one will be just as good or better ~ our hosts in Picton will ensure its the very best.

John.H.Clark
3rd January 2011, 11:00
First the sad news. I heard last month that Maurice Brew has passed away. Through this site I was able to put him touch with his old Wairangi shipmate Pete Vowles. Pete speaks very highly of Maurice.

I visited Edwin Fox a couple of years ago on my only return to NZ this century, lovely people. Cruise called on Sunday and we had civic welcome to Holland America's Statendam. I donated my SSA cap badge to EF together with a copy of Coptic's articles, which I borrowed before going up for my Second Mates. Also in Picton is a now land based coastal sailing vessel, Echo from memory. During my apprenticeship I had visited 10 NZ ports but this was my first call to Picton, stunning location.
I wish I could join you and hope a good time is had by all
John Clark

brandane
3rd January 2012, 01:15
Thanks John ~ I just read about Maurice in the UK newsletter which just arrived last week after Christmas. Glad you managed to see EF at Picton - its a great wee museum. Pity you did not contact me before arriving Auckland ~ or even Picton on Statendam as one of our members is tugmaster at Picton and probably secured you alongside! Picton is ideal location for Reunion as most members come from the North Island and "savour" the trip across the Cook Strait and through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. When I went to Picton last year to check venues for the reunion ~ we had force 10 on the way back to Wellington and most passengers were sick ~ I enjoyed the thrill of being on the high seas! Nostalgic moments of being back at sea.
Pity you cannot be with us in April~ cheers Jamie

wormley
7th April 2012, 10:35
Our Reunion this year was in New Plymouth Anzac weekend ~ emailed u the dates ~ but never heard, ~ so assume you out of town!
We had Reunion in Picton 18 years ago which was memorable occasion and probably the best of all our reunions ~ so I am sure the next one will be just as good or better ~ our hosts in Picton will ensure its the very best.

I am interested in joining the UK society. Can you advise best way to do this?

brandane
13th April 2012, 00:33
Have sent you private message in response to your query,
Cheers Jamie

Landlubber
15th April 2012, 20:18
Have sent you private message in response to your query,
Cheers Jamie

I am also interested in details of how to join the UK branch.

brandane
16th April 2012, 00:25
Greetings from down under ~ have sent you private email ~ please reply via private email
Thanks Jamie
Shaw Savill Society NZ Branch

alanglover
31st August 2012, 20:45
Greetings from down under ~ have sent you private email ~ please reply via private email
Thanks Jamie
Shaw Savill Society NZ Branch

I too would like to rejoin the UK branch

brandane
25th September 2012, 07:02
I too would like to rejoin the UK branch

Have passed your details to UK membership secretary.
Cheers Jamie

clancy
10th December 2012, 17:25
i also would like information re U.K branch

mike oldfield
3rd November 2014, 18:21
is there still a uk branch?

brandane
6th November 2014, 02:56
is there still a uk branch?

Yes ~ UK branch still going strong ~ next Reunion will be in Southampton in March 2015