The London Manx Society was formed in 1895 as an idea by Mr J.J.Cowin, the son of a well-known draper in Douglas. On the 28th of November that year, the inaugural meeting was held in the vestry of St.Martin`s-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, with Deemster S Stevenson Moore as its first President. Since then, the Society has met regularly keeping alive its long tradition of providing a focal point for Manx people, and those with Manx connections, who live in and work in the London area and the south-east of England.
The Society warmly welcomes anyone with Manx interests to its range of meetings through the year which include its an annual lunch with a guest-of-honour from the Island. Previous guests have included the Lieutenant Governor and Lord Bishop; the Mhelliah followed by lunch; visits to places of interest in London and the south-east, previous events have included the Houses of Parliament and City Hall, and gatherings at Membersí homes (Cooishyn), both to celebrate Tynwald Day and at other times during the summer and winter. We promise that you will be made very welcome.
(YN CHESHAGHT MANNINAGH LUNNIN)