The 150th Anniversary Northern Trip

  The 16th March was the 150th anniversary of RS Surtees’ death. In honour of that we asked the Masters of the Braes of Derwent, who hunt Surtees’ country, to bring hounds to Hamsterley Hall – his ancestral home – for a lawn meet. After a hunting breakfast at Auckland Castle we had a delightful woodland…

Annual Dinner 2013

Our Annual Dinner was held, as ever, on the first Monday in November and at the Carlton Club. Major Mark Edward M.F.H, Commanding Officer of the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, spoke amusingly to “Surtees and the British Army” and the dinner was sold out within two weeks.

Northern Trip to Chillingham Castle

On the 16th march the Society went North to hunt with the Percy and have our Goose and Dumpling Dinner at Chillingham Castle, by kind invitation of Sir Humphry Wakefield. We then visited the newly restored grave and had lunch the following day in Hamsterley Hall itself.

Lord Charles Cecil to Virginia

The New Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia heard Lord Charles Cecil on 19th April. He spoke on the title “Away they go like beans” a gallop through the life, times and works of RS Surtees. The event was such a success it had to be moved to a larger hall! Pictured: Hugh Chisholm, Lisa Campbell,…