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Below is is s list, newest first, of all relevant items that have appeared on the members' noticeboard.


Error in the NN118

Dear Followers, please note te following:  In NN118 we have noted in the editorial the death of our fellow follower David Ball. However, this is incorrect! We are very pleased to say he is still alive and well. Our huge, sincere apologies to David for this unfortunate mistake.

Committee vacancies

After 30 years of voluntary service, Followers Secretary John Beck will be retiring after 30 years in the post with effect from the next AGM. Also Mike Williams our Minutes Secretary will retire after 20 years in the post with effect from the next AGM. So we are looking for volunteers to fill these posts, though one person could do both of course. If you are interested and have any questions about these roles or if you want to volunteer directly? Contact John or Mike. John: Mike: The Followers Committee

Wanted: Raffle Gnome(s)

Important, The Followers need YOU We are sorry but we will not be able to hold our super Rupert Raffle at the AGM weekend this year unless we can find a new Raffle Gnome. Will you volunteer? The work involves receiving and processing all postal applications and preparing them for the Fun Dat, as well as selling tickets on the day itself, and after the event posting out any prizes won by members who were not present. Is there a member – maybe a couple – out there who will take on this duty? If someone is willing to take…

20% off all orders made in December

Exclusively for members in the Followers webshop (or by form): Rupert and his chums want to offer all their amazing followers a great Christmas present: 20% off all orders made in December! Just enter code ‘Dec20’ at the checkout or take 20% off your order form. This discount is valid until December 31, 2023.  This discount applies to all Followers’ Sales (not all sales). It doesn’t include the Rupert Index, Nutwood map or other items that are not in the main sales catalogue, as is detailed on rear of the catalogue and not included on the main websales page.

Members – Important note

Members – you will have received the Winter Newsletter, no 117. There is an error. Please note that the ‘Castles’ piece on page 32 has been produced by our member Ian White. We apologise to Ian for getting his name wrong. To contact Ian please substitute the surname white in the otherwise correct e.mall address. We have noted this on the Members’ website Newsletters page.

The Archive of Jenny Kisler

In 2020 Jenny Kisler sadly passed away at the age of 84. Her Rupert archive had been kindly handed over to The Followers of Rupert by her children in 2022. The Followers are very grateful for that. At the Followers Fun Day and AGM last september, 2023 her children, Kate and Matt, were present. Kate gave a talk to the Followers about her mother and her work. Not only Rupert related, but also who she was, how she worked as a illustrator and other work she has done beside Rupert. A big part of her archive was also available to…

The restoring and coloring of Rupert and the Weather man

Mark Manley: Restoring and Colouring a Rupert story from 1964 Although it seems unbelievable, it is however a sad fact that there are some Rupert stories in existence who have never appeared in book form. These stories by Alfred Bestall were originally published as strips in the Daily Express, and as such only appeared in the Express. Therefore most of them only have appeared once, in their original run. One of those stories is; ‘Rupert and the Weather Man’ from 1964. Artist and illustrator Mark Manley has spent the past year restoring this story digitally, only with the use of…

Member’s Article in Magazine

Member Roger Coombes penned this splendid article, which appeared in the December 2020 issue of the Magazine The Dust Jacket – the magazine of the London Old Boys’ Book Club. Obviously it is about Rupert, with information familiar to many Followers, but we thought you might like to read it. Download it here:      


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