Pictured at the signing of the agreement with ARHiArS
(l-r) Jean de Préneuf, Christine Aubry, Sylve Aprile, Frédéric Saffroy and Colin Partridge, with the photo on the table of Lt. Henry Euler RNVR.
On 24th November 2017 Colin Partridge, a Trustee of The Henry Euler Memorial Trust, travelled to Paris to meet with representatives from ARHiArS, heading the French academic consortium who are our partners across the water, and to sign the agreement that would set the ball rolling towards widening the scope of international historical research into the maritime history of Alderney, and towards the inaugural Henry Euler Memorial Trust Symposium.
Colin said: “One of the aims of the Trust was always to set Alderney in context as one point of a triangle, with the UK and France forming the other two points, and to get perspectives on the history of the Island from both sides of the Channel. The signing of the agreement in Paris was the final link in this triangle and the starting point of the Symposium project. It has taken two years of hard work by the Trust, guided by Andrew Lambert and led by Jean de Préneuf in France, to bring together the right people and get the agreement over the line.”
The results of this historic collaboration will be revealed at the Symposium in September 2019 – tickets for the two day event are available here.
Before the signing