Friday, March 18, 2011

The Westerman Yarns Seminar 2012

Following the success of the first Westerman Seminar in February, I am pleased to announce that work has started on the next for 2012.

The date of the next seminar to be held at Portsmouth Grammar School is Saturday 11th February, 2012. Ideas and themes for the programme are being explored, but as 2012 is the 100th anniversary of one of Percy’s most popular books ‘The Flying Submarine’, I am considering an airship/submarine theme to the programme.

Tickets for the next seminar will not go on sale until the autumn. If you would like to receive advance programme details and booking notification, please email me at

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Derek Brown - Journalist

I was saddened to hear that one of Percy Westerman's most avid enthusiasts Derek Brown passed away last week. It was an article by Derek in 1982, titled 'Percy Pulls it Off' that inspired my early interest. He is survived by his wife Eileen and by his mother Renée, now 94, sister Sylvia and brother David. My thoughts are with them.