Belleek Int'l Collectors Society
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Convention 2007 Belleek Pottery County Fermanagh

 

 

 

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The 2007 Belleek Convention travelled across the pond from The United States to the Pottery at Belleek County Fermanagh as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations. The convention base was the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen. From here, delegates travelled to many local attractions as well as the pottery from the18th through to the 21st April 2007.

 

Please view our Newsletter and Special Convention Supplement for a full report on this very special convention during Belleek's 150th Anniversary celebrations.

Shown right, Limited Edition Convention Plate issued to each attendee of the 2007 convention. Below, 150th Anniversary cake

Convention Plate
150thnniversary Cake
Brendan McCauley and Ian Gower
Above Pottery Tour with a difference...Ian Gower(UK) fettling with Brendan McCauley supervising. Only another 10 to go before a coffee break!!
During the Convention Weekend, Neville Maguire, right, launched his new book 'Belleek in Context' at the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen
2007/8 International Belleek Collectors Society Honoree Helen Rankin with Chain of Office
Roland Glendenning Honoree for 2005/6 planting his tree in the 'Honorees Garden' at the pottery

UK Group enjoying a pint of Guiness in the Killyhevlin Hotel From left...Neville Maguire, Linda Murphy, Eddie Murphy, Bev Marvell, Glenda Norman ,Chris Reynolds, David Reynolds and Paul Norman(Glenda and Paul are also New Zealand Group members)

Fergus Cleary showing members a bust of Charles Dickens in the Collectors Room at the pottery
During the convention, plenty of activities at the pottery. Here, left is Simon, Belleek Basket Maker with Mel Whitlock, Fran Douglas, Neville Maguire and Ann Ewing who all produced some flowers and leaf decorations similar to those found on Belleek Baskets
Eddie and Linda Murphy were in demand for newspaper and media interviews during the convention. Shown here with the Fermanagh Herald

UK Members at the Gala Banquet... From left, Mel Whitlock,Simon Whitlock,Paddy McKee,Ann Ewing,Bev Marvell
,Jan Golaszewski,Chris Marvell and Joanna Urbanek

Saturday at the pottery for the 2007 honoree induction ceremony followed by a sampling session from 'Tickety Moo' ice cream
2007 Convention Supplement click image to read
Read more about the convention in these two UK Group Newsletters. Click covers

 

 

 
 

 


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