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The Dracula Society Timeline

 

A record of the major Society events since our foundation

 

Regular Society events such as main meetings, library evenings, and Dinners, are only included if they are of particular significance

 

2017

Whitby (12th) weekend

Prague (2nd) Czech Republic trip

The second Bernard Davies Award (David J. Skal)

 

2016

Bournemouth (5th) day out

Geneva trip (The Villa Diodati bicentenary celebration)

 

2015

Whitstable day out

Romania (10th) trip

 

2014

Dublin (3rd) weekend (J. Sheridan Le Fanu bicentenary)

Kensal Green Cemetery visit

 

2013

The Society 40th Anniversary Year

Whitby (11th) weekend (Society Celebration event)

Jack the Ripper walk

Romania (9th) and Bulgaria (Varna) trip

 

2012

Suffolk weekend

Stoker centenary event (20th April)

The first Bernard Davies Award (Elizabeth Miller)

 

2011

Strawberry Hill House (2nd) visit

Slovakia (4th) trip

 

2010

Lancaster Pendle Witches (6th) weekend

Victoria and Albert Museum visit

 

2009

Whitby (10th) weekend

Gothic London walk

Romania (8th) trip

 

2008

Lincoln Byron weekend

 

2007

Rye (3rd) weekend

Sunday lunch at Le Gothique restaurant

Dublin (2nd) weekend

 

2006

Paris weekend

Bath weekend

 

2005

Egypt trip

Bournemouth (4th) day out

Whitby (9th) weekend (25th anniversary of our Stoker seat)

 

2004

Exeter and Taunton weekend

West Wycombe Hell-Fire Caves visit

Edinburgh weekend

 

2003

The Society 30th Anniversary Year

Society Anniversary Convention weekend (Rochester)

London Bram Stoker Walk

Romania (7th) trip

 

2002

York Weekend

Dublin (1st) weekend

 

2001

Rye (2nd) day out

Slovakia (3rd) and Hungary and Poland trip

 

2000

Whitby (8th) weekend

Lancaster Pendle Witches (5th) weekend

Cruden Bay weekend

 

1999

Bat walk evening Wimbledon Common

Prague (1st) and Slovakia (2nd) trip

 

1998

Lancaster Pendle Witches (4th) weekend

 

1997

The Dracula Centenary Year

Whitby (7th) weekend

Purfleet day out

Society Dracula reading at the Theatre Museum

Romania (6th) trip

 

1996

Lancaster Pendle Witches (3rd) weekend

 

1995

West Norwood Cemetery visit

 

1994

Bournemouth (3rd) day out

 

1993

The Society 20th Anniversary Year

Whitby (6th) weekend

 

1992

Rye (1st) day out

 

1991

Cambridge weekend

 

1990

 

1989

 

1988

Demeter Day (2nd)

Whitby (5th) weekend

 

1987

The first Children of the Night Award (Terry Pratchett)

 

1986

Bournemouth (2nd) day out

 

1985

London East End and Piccadilly walk (2nd)

 

1984

Demeter Day (1st)

Whitby (4th) weekend

 

1983

The Society 10th Anniversary Year

10th Anniversary Dinner (Tara Hotel)

Hampstead Heath walk and Highgate Cemetery visit (4th)

Romania (5th) trip

 

1982

Strawberry Hill House (1st) visit

 

1981

Bournemouth (1st) day out

 

1980

Lancaster Pendle Witches (2nd) weekend

The Palladium Cellars visit

Whitby (3rd) weekend (Stoker Seat Dedication)

 

1979

Romania (4th) trip

Love at First Bite (1979) film screening (George Hamilton in attendance)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) film screening

 

1978

Lancaster Pendle Witches (1st) weekend

Whitby (2nd) weekend

Dracula at the Shaftesbury Theatre (Terence Stamp)

The Passion of Dracula at Queen's Theatre (George Chakiris)

 

1977

Czechoslovakia (1st) trip

Hampstead Heath walk and Highgate Cemetery visit (3rd)

Whitby (1st) weekend

 

1976

Romania (3rd) trip

This was a trip mainly of Society members, led by our then Chairman Bruce Wightman, but not actually organised by the Society

"London Safari" weekend

East End/Piccadilly (1st) walk on the Saturday

Hampstead Heath walk and Highgate Cemetery visit (2nd) on the Sunday

The first Hamilton Deane Award (Denholm Elliott)

 

1975

The first Bram Stoker Birthday Dinner (8th November)

Romania (2nd) trip

Hampstead Heath walk (1st) (Highgate Cemetery not yet open)

Transylvanian Night (at the Romanian National Tourist Office)

Dracula (1958) film screening (This event included the presentation to the Society by Michael Carreras of our Hammer Films' cloak)

Dracula at Wimbledon Theatre (Peter Wyngarde)

 

1974

The first Society Dinner (Friday 13th December at Purfleet)

The first Society Award ("most promising actor" Murray Brown)

Romania (1st) trip

The Golem (1920) film screening

The Dracula Business (BBC documentary with Dan Farson)

Inaugural Meeting (17th April at The Arts Theatre Club)

 

1973

Society founded (23rd October)

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