Posted on June 3, 2011 by

6th Annual Lunch and Meeting – Saturday 25th June 2011


Members, friends, guests and anyone interested are invited to attend our 6th Annual get together in
Manchester on Saturday 25th June 2011 at Chancellors Conference Centre, University of Manchester.
Those of you have attended the event over the past 5 years will know that it is an enjoyable day, with the opportunity to meet other FEPOW relatives and indeed some FEPOW’s themselves. It is always been a great day for those of us in the North to get together and share the stories and experiences of what our
relatives went through at the hands of the Japanese during those dark years of captivity.

A buffet lunch will be served at 12.30pm and the day will finish with last post around 5.30pm.

If you would like to attend, please contact Cec Lowry on 0161 431 8275 for further details or email

Our good friend Keith Andrews will be along to give us the benefit of his immense knowledge of
National Archive records and to answer any questions you may have.
Ken Hewitt will give us a talk with photos of a recent trip he took from Singapore to the railway, tracing the footsteps of his father back in 1942. He spent 4 days with Road Beattie on the railway and will show some up to date photos.#
I will be showing some photos taken of the Singapore WW2 sites I took on a recent visit and of course anyone is most welcome to say a few words about their own experiences or research.
A short video clip of the Japanese surrender to the Allied Forces on board the USS Missouri on 2nd September 1945 will be shown. This clip has only recently been released by the US Archives and for us
FEPOW relatives, is a unique and moving experience.

I would urge you to attend if possible and keep the FEPOW experience alive in the North of England.
We need 50 people to make the day viable. Please do join us.

If you would like to attend, please print off the slip on the following page and send along with a cheque for £20 per person payable to COFEPOW to:

Cec Lowry, 60 Winchester Drive, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 2NU.

Or call 0161 431 8275 for further details.