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July 19, 2017

Secretary General of the City of Lisbon to be appointed Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Lisbon, 19 July 2017. Dr Alberto Laplaine Guimãraes, Secretary General of the City of Lisbon has accepted to act as a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. In a letter addressed to the appeal Chairman, he wrote: “Thanking for you kind invitation to become a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. I’m writing to express my full commitment to this historical project which will further the […]
July 13, 2017

Father Ulick Loring joins as trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, July 2017. The Rev Fr Ulick Loring has agreed to become a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Fr Ulick is a member of the Honorary Committee of the Appeal and is the Parish Priest at St James’s Church in Twickenham. Fr Ulick Loring was born in St Leonard’s-on-Sea in 1946.  Fr Ulick grew up in London and attended The Oratory School, Woodcote, near Reading. He […]
July 13, 2017

Lord Watson of Richmond to act as Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, 13 July 2017. The Rt Hon Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE, has agreed to act as trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Lord Watson also serves as member of the Honorary Committee of the Appeal. Lord Watson is currently the Chairman of CTN Communications, a pre-eminent multi-media, consultancy, and production company.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a former chairman. He […]
June 30, 2017

New Trustees of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Lisbon, 30 June 2017. Francisco de Mendia and Pedro Pais de Almeida have both agreed to act trustees of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Francisco de Mendia is the Vice-Chairman of the Appeal and together with the Chairman he runs the daily activities of the Centenary Appeal in Portugal and United Kingdom. Mr Mendia is a consultant with experience in communication and financial management. He is […]
June 19, 2017

Councillor Clare Head agrees to act as trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, June 2017. Member of the Honorary Committee, Cllr Clare Head has agreed to become a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Cllr Head represents South Twickenham ward. She was the Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the 2011/2012 Municipal Year and is currently responsible for the city twinning programme of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. For more information on […]
June 17, 2017

Cyril Woods of Slane agrees to act as Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Toronto, June 2017. Cyril Woods, Baron of Slane, has agreed to become a Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Cyril is an entrepreneur and philanthropist living in Canada. He has been Honorary Chair of the Canadian Leadership Council of United Nations in Canada since 2002. He is a Knight of Justice of The Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem and has […]
June 17, 2017

Chairman of the Appeal joins as Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, June 2017. Anthony Bailey, OBE, Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, has agreed to act as a Trustee of the Appeal. As a trustee, Anthony will help the Appeal to achieve its aims in promoting greater public awareness of the relationship between the United Kingdom and Portugal and to facilitate new initiatives in bringing these nations, peoples, communities and cultures closer together. For more […]
February 15, 2017

Over £8,000 in donations raised towards two church commemorative windows

London, February 2017. Over GBP £8,000 have been raised so far for the fitting of two new stained glass windows as part of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. The first window will be a memorial dedicated to the Portuguese casualties of the First World War in Britain. The second window will commemorate the King Manuel II, who lived in exile in Twickenham from 1911 – 1932. Both […]
July 20, 2016

Appeal Chairman Anthony Bailey meets Lord True

London, July 2016. The Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, Anthony Bailey called on The Lord True, Leader of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on 20 July 2016 at the Town Hall in Twickenham. Discussions were held on the importance of the recently launched Portuguese Centenary Appeal and the prospect of future events and projects which could be incorporated into the Appeal’s programme […]
July 18, 2016

Chairman of the Appeal meets with the Mayor of Sintra

Sintra, July 2016. The Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, Anthony Bailey, and the Mayor of the City of Sintra, Dr Basílio Horta, held an official meeting on 12 July 2016 at the Câmara Municipal de Sintra. The official meeting followed the Mayor’s recent acceptance to join the Honorary Committee of Portuguese Centenary Appeal. They discussed ways to promote the long-standing relationship between England and […]
July 7, 2016

British Ambassador to Portugal joins Appeal’s Honorary Committee

Lisbon, July 2016. Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic, HE Kirsty Hayes, has accepted to join the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. In a letter sent to the Chairman of the Appeal, Anthony Bailey, Her Excellency said: “I am delighted to support the work of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. As Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic, I am honoured to play a […]
June 10, 2016

The Mayor of the City of Sintra, Dr Basílio Horta joins the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Sintra, June 2016. The Mayor of the City of Sintra, Dr Basílio Horta, has accepted to join the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. In a message sent to the Chairman of the Appeal, Anthony Bailey, the Mayor said: “I am very grateful for your generous invitation, which I graciously accept, to become part of the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Cenetenary Appeal. The […]
May 31, 2016

Leader of Richmond upon Thames Cllr Lord True joins the Honorary Committee of the Appeal

Richmond, May 2016. The Lord True, CBE, Leader of the Council of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, has joined the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. The announcement was made through a letter addressed to the Chairman, Anthony Bailey. Lord True has been a councillor in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames from 1986 to 1990 and since 1998. He has served as […]
May 9, 2016

Windsor Castle Evensong celebrates the Treaty of Windsor

Windsor, May 2016. An Evensong was celebrated on Monday 9 May 2016 commemorating the 630th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Windsor between England and Portugal. The Evensong service was held at St George’s Chapel, one of the great centres of national worship and home to the Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. The service which was attended by over […]
March 18, 2016

Memorials for a King and Country by Major Bernard Hornung

London, March 2016. This article has been written for Centenary News by Bernard Hornung, the Chairman of the Anglo-Portuguese Society – about Portugal’s role in the First World War, and plans for a memorial in the UK. Germany declared war on Portugal in March 1916. Close to the Neuve-Chapelle Indian Memorial stands a white walled cemetery with an imposing entrance. On one side stands the […]