Here's what we offer.
This is published twice a year, and includes:
|Articles, News items and Correspondence of interest to members|
|Details of forthcoming meetings & events|
|Notices of forthcoming sales of items by, or about, Randolph Caldecott.|
Each year, we organise a visit to an area which was significant
to Randolph Caldecott's life or work. For example:
|2005: London: visits to V&A Museum to see some of Randolph's
original Sketch Books; to Leighton House for which he designed murals; and
to his Memorial at St Paul's Cathedral.|
|2004: Guided Literary Walk in Chester.|
|2003: visit to Kent, in June. Tunbridge Wells, Chelsfield,
|2002: visits to Rode
(which has connections with both Randolph Caldecott |
and Walter Crane),
and to Harrogate, Yorkshire.
|2001: visit to Buxton, in the Peak District of Derbyshire, in May. For details
click here. |
For the programme or to join a future event, contact
Apart from the Annual Meetings, another regular meeting is held on the
anniversary of Randolph's birth, concluding with Evensong in Chester
Cathedral and the laying of flowers at Randolph's memorial there. For reports
or photos of
some forthcoming or recent meetings, click one of these:
Meetings Kent, June
2003 Rode Hall
Our 1996 Annual Meeting included a fascinating talk which is available for FREE
download: click here.
Other meetings may be held at various times and venues during the year.
This Society is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies, www.allianceofliterarysocieties.org
, and hence all our members are entitled to free admission to the
three Book Fairs run each year by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA). Normal prices are shown
||Chelsea, London, England:
Old Town Hall
|4-5 Nov 05
||Olympia, London, England:
|9-12 June 05
|25-26 March 05
We protect the privacy of those who use this website and of those who
contact us, whether or not they are members of our Society. Details of
For details, click here or on the "R C
Trust" button at the bottom of this page.
The Society has a Research Officer, Barbara Howard, who follows up
many lines of enquiry for us and to whom we gratefully owe the rediscovery of much of
the information on this Website. Members are able to contact her with
their queries about anything connected with Randolph Caldecott.
A separate area of interest is for those who are related to the Caldecott
family. We try to advise members
in reply to queries in this field. (See also "Family
Tree" below on this page.)
Members are provided with a Directory of fellow members, so that, whether
or not they are able to attend meetings, they can contact one another on
matters of common interest, such as genealogy research or sharing
information about availability of works by Randolph Caldecott. (In
accordance with the Data Protection Act, only those details which members are
willing to share with fellow-members are included.)
For info on how to obtain our free information leaflet about Randolph
Caldecott and the Society, click here.
The Society has a beautifully-drawn Family Tree, A2 size,
showing the Family Crest (black-and-white only, sorry!) and Randolph
Caldecott's ancestors and relatives from about 1300 (the reign of King
Edward II or earlier) to 1985. Compiled by C G Dalby in 1985.
Copies may be obtained from our Treasurer,
price GB£ 2.00 inc P&P. (If you are buying from the USA,
please send US $5 for one or $8 for two copies. Payment in bills
please because we have no credit card facility and cheques in foreign
currency cost too much to encash.)
If you prefer to view this Family Tree on-screen (but remember, it's BIG!),
Two versions are available, red or blue. Each has a
slightly different variation of the R C Soc "Knight with quillpen"
logo. (To see either logo in more detail, click on it in
the picture on the right.)
Price GB£ 6.00 each, inc P&P, from our
How to order
To buy Pedigrees or Ties, send your cheque
with a letter saying what you require and giving your name & address to:
Mr R Evers,
Treasurer, Randolph Caldecott Society UK,
Boundary Cottage, Mulsford Lane,
For how to join, click here.
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