Posted by: Cardiff 36 Webmaster | 29 August 2019

100th Birthday Lunch

On Wednesday 28 August 2019, Cardiff Circle celebrated its 100th Birthday, its inaugural meeting having been held on the same date in 1919. The day commenced with a group of Brothers visiting the grave of the founding President, Thomas Joseph Callaghan, in Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff. A few moments of silence were followed by a short prayer of thanksgiving for the life of the founding President and flowers were laid on the grave.

The “birthday party” took the form of a buffet in the Scott Room of the Royal Hotel in Cardiff which was the location of the inaugural meeting. The lunch was attended by almost 50 Brothers and ladies and after and excellent meal, the Cardiff President, Bernard Adshead, proposed a toast to TJ Callaghan.

The Scott Room is named after Robert Falcon Scott who, along with his crew, attended a dinner there in June 1910 before setting sail the following day from Barry Docks near Cardiff on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.

The Circle will be holding a formal celebration at the end of September to be attended by the National President and Civic and Religious dignitaries.

President Bernard Lays flowers at the grave of TJ Callaghan


Circle President with 17 Cardiff Past Presidents


Enjoying lunch in the Scott Room


President Bernard cuts the 100th Birthday Cake



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