||Edward Thomas Fellowship
The aims of the Edward Thomas Fellowship, how to become a member and details of the committee.
Aims and Objectives
| Aims and Objectives
Fellowship was founded in 1980 and exists:
- To perpetuate the memory of Edward Thomas and foster interest in his
life and works
- To foster a continuing relationship with the family and descendants of Edward Thomas in such a way that contributes to the aims and objectives of the Fellowship
- To conserve the countryside known to Edward Thomas and recorded in his writings
- To assist in the preservation of places and things associated with the writer
- To keep people in touch with relevant happenings and to arrange events which extend the Fellowship
its foundation, the Fellowship has arranged or assisted with various events
and activities including:
The Edward Thomas Fellowship is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies and is affiliated to the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
- placing plaques on houses lived in by Edward Thomas
- arranging recitals of Edward Thomas's poetry and prose writings and
performances of Elected Friends, Lights Out and For You, Helen, dramatic
works based on his life and influence
- placing a seat below the memorial stone on the Shoulder of Mutton
Hill near Steep, in memory of Rowland and Cherry Watson whose enthusiasm
led to the dedication of the memorial to Edward Thomas in 1937
- encouraging publishers to reprint editions of Edward Thomas's prose
- helping to institute in Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey, a memorial
to Edward Thomas and 12 other poets of the First World War
- helping various bodies, including the Imperial War Museum, to stage
- campaigning against proposed developments which have threatened to
damage the countryside known and loved by Edward Thomas
- leading walks around places associated with Edward Thomas
- organising seminars, concerts and other events
- administering the Edward Cawston Thomas Memorial prize for original writing related to Edward Thomas and his concerns
- publishing notecards and a CD
of the Fellowship is open to anyone interested in the life and works of
Edward Thomas. All members are sent a Newsletter twice a year and advised
of forthcoming events and publications of significant interest. The Fellowship
frequently organises seminars, visits and other events for its members.
Everyone is welcome to join our Birthday and Autumn Walks each year, free
How to Join
The annual subscription, payable on 1st January, is £10.00 for individuals
and £15.00 for couples or families living at the same address. Membership
for subscribers joining after 1st October will continue through to the end
of the following year. It is possible to pay subscriptions by standing order.
To join, print off and complete the membership
application form, or write a letter, and mail it with payment, to David Kerslake, 3 Bream Close, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9UF. (Despite what it says on the form, please do not send your membership application to Ian Morton. A new form is currently being prepared.)
You may also contact David Kerslake by email.
Edna Longley and Michael Longley
Elected Committee Members:
Richard Emeny (Chairman), Jeremy Mitchell (Vice-Chairman), David Kerslake (Membership Secretary), Barbara Kinnes (Hon. Treasurer), Margaret Thompson (Minutes Secretary), Margaret Keeping and Julia Maxted (Newsletter Editors), Martin Haggerty (Website Manager), Lucy Milner (Facebook and Twitter), Mike Cope (Birthday Walk organiser), Marie Marthe Gervais, Ian Morton, Larry Skillman.
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