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Can anyone help Ford Madox Ford Society

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I received the following enquiry, can anyone help the Ford Madox Ford Society? I have received the following enquiry from the Ford Madox Ford Society – Can anyone help? I’m writing to you in your role as Secretary of the Bennett Society, further to a recent meeting of the Editorial Board governing a new Ford […]

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Arnold Bennett Plaques unveiled in Burslem

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New Arnold Bennett Plaques unveiled in Burslem On Saturday 24th July five more blue and white plaques were added to the “Bursley Trail” in Burslem. In addition to further replacements of brown plaques put up three decades ago, a brand new plaque commemorating “The Shambles” – the Burslem Meat Market which dominated the East end of […]

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Tim Gray

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It is with sadness we announce the death of society member Tim Gray. Tim had been a member since 2009 and one of our Trustees for a number of years. Tim will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to Jennifer and the family. A full obituary will be in a newsletter.

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Jacques Eldin

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It is with regret and sadness that we report the recent death of our Vice President Jacques Eldin. Jacques was Arnold Bennett’s son-in-law. Jacques leaves his son – our President Denis Eldin – and his daughter Monique and her family.  The funeral will take place on Thursday 17 June.You will find the details on this […]

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Mary Bennett

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It is with sadness that we announce the death of ABS member Mary Bennett. Mary was a long-standing member of the society. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the newsletter. Mary was a teacher and also wrote poetry. This was the last poem we received from Mary in March 2020. ISOLATION […]

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Birthday Celebrations 2021

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Thanks to everyone who attended AB’s Birthday Commemoration on 27th May 2021 It was especially nice chat to some of you over a coffee at The Quarter in Piccadilly. The unveiling of the statue in 2017. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=10155326546929814&ref=watch_permalink

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90th Anniversary – Commemoration

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90th Anniversary of Arnold Bennett’s death: 27th March 1931The BBC are commemorating this anniversary with broadcasts and online recordings on BBC Radio 4 Extra with three repeated programmes on offer. Arnold of the Five Towns (30 minutes): Samira Ahmed visits Stoke-on-Trent to explore the life and work of Potteries-born Arnold Bennett. This is being broadcast live on Monday […]

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Zoom Talks

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To register and receive the link, email arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com Our next talk will be on August 21 – Morag Jones will give a talk entitled ‘The Limits of Common sense, AB during the Great War’ 18 September – Ray and Ginny Johnson (title to be confirmed) Previous Talks: December 2020 – Martin Laux – ‘Arnold Bennett […]

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Derek Beard 1936-2021

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It was with sadness that we received the news that Derek Beard – a founder member of the Arnold Bennett Society – passed away on February 11th. Derek was a stalwart of the Society for many years, and we’re publishing the following two tributes to Derek.  The first is from his wife – Margaret Beard […]

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