Monthly Archives: November 2023

Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

On Remembrance Sunday, 12 November, we welcomed distinguished guests, led by the Lord Mayor of Southampton, Cllr, Valerie Laurent, to our annual afternoon commemoration. We gathered, beforehand, in the former non- Conformist chapel – now home to FoSOC thanks to the city council – where Val had assembled a most informative display from our Archives. We then proceeded to the Cross of Sacrifice for the opening part of the Commemoration. There, FoSOC’s Geoff Watts, welcomed everyone, the weather conditions not being very favourable. He gave the following apology from our President, Professor James Stevens Curl and his wife Dorota. ‘We send our apologies, and warmest good wishes: we are very proud and pleased to be associated with such a fine group of people.’ Geoff stressed the very great interest they have always taken in FoSOC, its progress and work at … Continue reading

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