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Saturday 21st April, 2018

As many of you will know The 1745 Association installed  a plaque in St George's Gardens, London. WC1N 1AB.

The plaque commemorates the Jacobites buried in the Gardens. They were executed on Kennington Common in 1746.

At 12:30pm on Saturday 21st April, 2018 we intend to hold a short ceremony of commemoration remembering these men as well as those who fell at Culloden.

We are hoping that Dr Christopher Duffy, former Chairman of the Association, will be able to attend and Mr Roddy Livingstone will once again pipe for us.

The nearest railway and Underground station is Kings Cross. From there, walk down Grays Inn Rd and turn right on  Sidmouth St.

We hope to attract not only members of the 1745 Association but also representatives from The Friends of St George's Gardens, The Royal Stuart Society and St Pancras Old Church, where Col. Francis Towneley of the Manchester Regiment was laid to rest. 

After the ceremony, those who wish may like to visit in The Foundling Museum, just around the corner.The Foundling Museum has many interesting things to see but perhaps the most notable from a Jacobite point of view is the painting by William Hogarth entitled "The March of the Guards to Finchley". We will take lunch in a nearby cafe.

At your discretion some of you might like to follow lunch with a visit to St Pancras Old Church  NW1 1UL . This is less than a mile from the Gardens and I believe buses No. 214 & 46 might be useful. Kings Cross station  is midway between the Gardens and the Church.

We hope some of you will be able to attend. The commemoration event is free and open to all so bring your friends and family.

 (You will have to pay for your lunch of course and also for entrance to the Foundling museum should you decide to visit-- discounted for National Trust members, but not for NTS members I am sorry to say.) On the last two or three occasions we have managed to persuade the Foundling Museum to allow us access to the painting only in exchange for a modest donation paid by the 1745 Association. I am hoping we can do that again but there is no guarantee!

Please let me know if you will attend.

Steve Lord   stevelord888@gmail.com
Welcome Fáilte Bienvenue Benvenuto Bienvenido Witam
Triumphant at last
This is a non-political historical association, the objects of which are:-
  1. To study the Jacobite period.
  2. To record and preserve the memory of those who actively participated in, or who had connections with the '45.
  3. To mark the appropriate historical sites.
  4. To endeavour to safeguard the Jacobite heritage

For more details, see the 1745 Association Leaflet.

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Cairns, Memorials and Plaques
Events Leading to the Jacobite Rising
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Office Bearers of The 1745 Association

A debate organised by History Scotland and the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture between Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’  Professors Whatley and Pittock are two of Scotland’s leading experts on the 18th century, and in this debate they will discuss the nature of Jacobitism and the movement’s thinking on Scotland and Britain.
Date: Tuesday April 24th
Place: The Apex Hotel, Dundee
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Free and open to all.

Mission Statement
Charles Edward Stuart by Giles Hussey in pencil and red chalk
  New content you won't find anywhere else. Our primary communication is The Jacobite, provided as part of the membership benefits. Recent research by association members found the location of Lochiel's burial place at Bergues.
Le du Teillay Versailles Palace - Court of Honour Charles' signature
Culloden weekend 2018, 13-15 April.
Professor Murray Pittock will deliver the 1745 Association/NTS lecture on Friday 13 April 1pm Culloden Visitor Centre
September, 2017
The success of the 1745 Association's Annual Gathering is attributed to Michael Nevin,and Stephen Lord. We visited The Tower of London, Chiswick House and the National Portrait Gallery among other places.

September 2018
The Annual Gathering in 2018 will be held in Edinburgh