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17/06/2017

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 […]
15/02/2017

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 […]
20/07/2016

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 […]
18/07/2016

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 […]
07/07/2016

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 […]
10/06/2016

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 […]
31/05/2016

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 […]
09/05/2016

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 […]
18/03/2016

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 […]
16/02/2016

Royal Patron and Appeal Chairman visits the Minister of Culture of Portugal

Lisbon, February 2016. HRH The Duke of Braganza, Royal Patron, and Anthony Bailey, Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, held an official meeting with the Minister of Culture of Portugal, HE João Soares, at the Ministry of Culture at the National Palace of Ajuda in Lisbon. During the meeting His Royal Highness and Anthony informed the Minister of Culture of the forthcoming launch of the […]
30/01/2016

Portuguese Minister of Culture joins Appeal Honorary Committee

Lisbon, February 2016. His Excellency Dr João Soares, Minister of Culture of the Portuguese Republic has accepted an invitation to join the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. The announcement was made during a meeting held at the Ministry of Culture at the National Palace of Ajuda in Lisbon attended by the Royal Patron of the Appeal, HRH The Duke of Braganza and the […]
18/01/2016

Appointment of Royal Patrons of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Lisbon, January 2016. His Royal Highness Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza and Her Royal Highness Doña Isabel, Duchess of Braganza have consented to be Royal Patrons of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. HRH The Duke of Braganza is the Head of the Royal House of Portugal and a prominent figure in Portuguese national life. He is also patron of countless organisations including the Infante Dom Henrique […]
17/11/2015

Appeal Executive Committee holds its inaugural meeting

London, November 2015. An inaugural meeting of the Executive Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal took place on 3 November 2015 at the Calvary and Guards Club in London W1. Among those attending the meeting where Anthony Bailey, Chairman of Anthony Bailey Ltd, Major Bernard Hornung, Chairman of the Anglo-Portuguese Society, The Rev Fr Ulick Loring, Parish Priest of Church of St James in Twickenham, […]