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LAST BUT NOT LEAST ~ REUNION 2023 - CLICK FOR GALLERY PICTURES


Ken Wilkinson ~ RIP
It is with deep sadness that I have to report that “Our Man”, Ken Wilkinson, passed away at 3.00pm on Thursday 30th May 2024. He was 88 and suffered from prostrate cancer. His military service in Kenya during the Mau Mau emergency gave him a taste for Afica and he joined the Nyasaland Police in March 59 and served variously throughout the country before moving on in 1964 to continued service in Papua New Guinea until 1966. He did a great job having taken over as Association Manager from Christopher Bean in 2018, in particular maintaining regular contact with members and the proficient organisation of the annual Coventry reunions. During his terminal illness he greatly appreciated those emails of goodwill he received from so many members and this surely reflected the high regard in which he was held.
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Funeral: There is a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Ken at 2.00pm on Friday 21st June, 2024, at St Alban's Methodist Church, Stroud, Glos.
The service is available for viewing on line. It will be live 15 mins before the ceremony (1345) and on demand for some three days afterwards. Click here to access the service

This month, from Volume 5 of Colin Baker's books, Mary Brill recounts how she appreciated the possession of the "Good Old Singer Sewing Machine" during her early days in Nyasaland. ~ Click here to read it.
Matey's Memoirs - In chapters three, four and five, of his latest proposed book Robin Martin writes of the time he spent in the Nyasaland Police. Courtesy of his daughter, Anne Blackman, these chapters have been made available to us and Part 2 of Chapter 3 can now be viewed on the Items of Interest page.
Michael Hunt: New this month we have Nypol member Michael who has become our latest writer. Producing adventure/thriller novels ~ details of which can be found on the Items of Interest page.
Chit-Chat Re-visited (2015) ~ The Police Mess Tableware
Does any of our members have any pieces of the Police Mess crockery. With the change over to the Malawi Police presumably it was changed after a respectable period - so what happened to it? There is a query in from one of our members who would like a piece to add to his collection of memorabilia. So if you do have any plates, cups or saucers, even if you can't spare a piece, please send in a photograph which can be printed and added to the collection.
13th August 2015

        No Problem:
        Courtesy of John & Pauline Wilkes - still in use and surely a great talking point at all their dinner parties!
        15th August 2015

Manufacturers of the crockery was Pountey's of Bristol. Bristol pottery was highly rated and Pountneys produced some very fine tableware. The company changed hands a number of times and moved to Cornwall before finally closing, probably the result of modern technology, in about 1969.
Origin: Internet - Aug 2015


FRIENDS OF MALAWI ASSOCIATION

With the end of our annual reunions and the much enjoyed personal contacts made, is it possible that FOMA offers a possible alternative? This Association was formed in 1969 to foster friendship, goodwill and understanding between the people of UK and the people of Malawi. A number of our members have joined and membership is recommended. Events this year included the Spring Meeting, which was a virtual Google (Zoom) Meet, on Saturday 14th April. The Annual Re-union in Burley in the New Forest is on Sunday May 19th. For further details visit the
FOMA website - forthcoming events or contact the secretary at secretary@foma.org.uk
 Sad at heart but blessed with a host of good memories
  Webmaster

      1st June 2024

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