Newsletter and Website

As you all know by now we have a new website, and with new stuff comes bugs, do overs and remakes. Our site is no different there.

What I experience now and get information from information from you members is that we quite often load the site slowly, and that I know is a pain the the backside. I have singled out the problem and it’s our current hosting provider and I will on the board meeting now Sunday November 10th bring it up and ask for permission to change. I do run +15 sites my self at a different hosting provider and have not experienced these problems there. Stay tuned, I will inform here and in our NewsLetter.

Speaking of the Newsletter, it’s printed as of yesterday and I know William is working on the labeling and making sure it’s in the mail to you shortly. I don’t think I will have time or materials to do a Xmas edition but I plan on a February one. This means that if you have any information or articles you would like to have published, the dead line is February 5th 2020.

I will make Xmas and New Years article here on our website so please do come back often and check for new information.

One of the functions here on our new WebSite is the subscribe to our events function.

If you choose the calendar of your choice, you will never miss an event!!! When I post a new event here on the website, you will get it into your calendar automatically!!! That’s nifty in my world :).

Well have a great autumn/early winter and stay tuned for more information here and In our NewsLetter.

Best Regards


Editor and WebMaster

Deadline for the next Issue of the Newsletter

If you have any contributions in the form of a story, news, images etc you would like to have in the next issue.

Please make sure they are in my mail no later than Monday, October 7th.

And if you have an article or some images you think would fit here on the website, feel free to e-mail them to me as well.



Editor and Webmaster

Some photos from the 40th anniversary cruise


This is the Bogart Trio, three fantastic musicians who played jazz music in the Promenade in the afternoon and early evening. For my wife and I this was the highlight of the ship’s musical entertainment during the cruise.


Hopping On & Off

 The amusing thing about this picture is that although both buses are hop-on, hop off, and they look very much alike, they are owned by different companies which operate in competition to one another. While using the same route most of the time they have have separate bus stops. This results in a lot of confusion until one gets used to it. You can imagine the frustration we experienced on at least 3 or 4 occasions when tired from walking and having stood at the bus-stop for 15 minutes or more, we hailed what we thought was our bus coming towards us only to see it zoom past us and disappear into the distance!


The Sibelius Monument

This is set in a beautiful park beside the sea. The main part of the monument consists of hundreds of metal pipes which remind me of organ pipes although Sibelius actually composed little organ music. It is said that the sculptor added Sibelius’ head to the monument so as to answer her critics, and this sits beside the main sculpture.


The Rock Church

This is apparently the most popular tourist attraction in Helsinki. Opened in 1969 the elliptically-shaped church is carved into the bedrock and is therefore physically underground, which somehow reminded me of the early Christian church and the catacombs. The overwhelming feeling it gave me was of beauty and natural simplicity.


Photos and text by Peter Dulley


More images will be in the next issue of the NewsLetter and here on the website.

40th anniversary dinner

Wednesday September 25th
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Please join us for this Premiere Celebratory 40th Anniversary Event❗
The venue is Clarion Hotel Tapto at Jungfrugatan 57, 115 31 Stockholm
The price is a symbolic SEK 40 for each paid-up ESCC member. The Club is subsidizing the remainder of the total normal price, which is SEK 175.
Your beverages are to be paid for on an individual basis.
Limited space …
Please guarantee your place(s) by paying SEK 40 per paid-up member into plusgiro account 123045-7 and then immediately signing up with Valerie no later than Thursday September 19th.
It will be so nice to see you there❗

A guided walk in Farsta

We meet at 11 am 31 August at Farsta Centrum subway from there we walk to Farsta gård and The military brigade. . I will tell about the history in Farsta

On the way, we will stop at the runestone.

Stop for refreshments


Please let Maria know you are coming by sending her an email (see events calendar)