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Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by mvgrogan » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:02 pm

this is a sort of double post - also in overseas & travelling...

I am looking for OBs in Finland to maybe celebrate St Matthews Day, Founders Day & anything else we can think of here...

We currently have 3 OBs in Turku and possible couple in Helsinki... anymore, please get in touch...
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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by mvgrogan » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:05 pm

Today, Easter Sunday, my son Alexander was baptised at the Turku International Congregation Service in a chapel at Turku Cathedral, Finland. In attendance were 5 Old Blues, including my mother & sister visiting from the UK. The picture on the wall behind us is of the cathedral - seat of the Finnish Church.
If you really want to, you can click on the little pic to see a bigger version.

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Kirrily Grogan, David Manser, Frances Grogan nee Haley, Keith Battarbee and Maria Vatanen nee Grogan.

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David Manser, Maria Vatanen nee Grogan and Keith Battarbee - Old Blues living in Turku, Finland

David, Keith & I have tentatively planned a St Matthew's Day gathering on Saturday 25th September 2010 and would love to hear from any other Old Blues living in Finland who would like to join us. PM me!
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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by mvgrogan » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:54 pm

mvgrogan wrote: David, Keith & I have tentatively planned a St Matthew's Day gathering on Saturday 25th September 2010 and would love to hear from any other Old Blues living in Finland who would like to join us. PM me!
Just bumping this post - anyone out there?

Less than 2 months til our inaugural event and it would be nice if there were more than just us three (and our families)... anyone in the general region (Sweden, Estonia, St Petersburg!) also welcome...

Does anyone know how to contact Jo King & Marc "Bubble" Laurence? - I heard they were married & living in Helsinki!

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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by Fjgrogan » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:03 pm

Maria - there is a letter in the post inviting you to the 25th anniversary of the Hertford/Horsham merger. It clashes with your St Matthew's Day event!
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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by mvgrogan » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:07 am

Just to let you know our St Matthew's Day event is on hold...probably til Spring/Summer 2011.

At least three of the seven of us are unavailable on 25th September, one travelling til after Christmas, so we decided to wait til we can all get together, with families, too.
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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by mvgrogan » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:08 pm

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Here we go again - trying to re-organise the postponed Inaugural meeting of Old Blues in Finland!

So, are you in Finland? do you know any OBs who are? Looking for OBs and ideas for a venue to get together - at the moment I know of 9 OBs, so with families I expect over 20 people...

Should be fun!

Here's our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic ... 7827256502

You can also contact me at FinlandOldBlues@googlemail.com
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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by mvgrogan » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:05 pm

St Matthew's Day celebration in Finland!

Trying to set up a lunch plus something for Saturday 21st September.

Please pass on my email and/or the Facebook Page details to any OBs in Finland

Thank You

Old Blues in Finland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/127957827256502/
Email: TheBookLadyFinland@gmail.com
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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by mvgrogan » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:45 am

We got there in the end!

The inaugural gathering of the Finland Old Blues was a lovely St Matthew's Day lunch at Kuparipaja Restaurant in Fiskars, an artisan village in South Finland.

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L-R Peter Herring BaB & ThA 68-76, Keith Battarbee Prep A & BaA 54- Xmas 62, Julian Garner BaA & ThA 67-75, Maria Vatanen (nee Grogan) 6s & BaB 81-87
The children at the front are my monsters and the crest is Julian's.

I can't see how to shrink the picture down to fit... if you click on the pic, you can see it on my photobucket page!
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Re: Finnish Old Blues - FOBs?

Post by J.R. » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:11 pm

A lovely photograph, Maria !

I VAGUELY remember Keith from my era at Horsham.
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