Up North

Province:

Southern Kwazulu Natal Provincial Dugout

District:

Pietermaritzburg District Dugout

Meeting:


2nd Tuesday 19:00 and 2nd Monday 14:30. MOTH Hall, Grosvenor Road, Pietermaritzburg.

Physical Address: 12A Grosvenor Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa

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Contact:


For more details please contact Moth Andre Boshoff at [email protected]

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History:

Up North Shellhole started on 14th December 1944 in Pietermaritzburg with 14 members – the original attendance book remains in our possession and bears testimony to this humble beginning. At its prime, the shell hole boasted 182 members before falling into steady decline. More recently though, the Shellhole has enjoyed an upswing and current membership stands at 70 active members.In its illustrious 70 year history, Up North has met at various venues throughout Pietermaritzburg before settling at its current location namely, the Pietermaritzburg & District Dugout MOTH Hall – which is also part of the MOTH Cottages in Grosvenor Road.

The Shell hole holds two meetings a month (one day and one night) and over the years, many shellhole members have additionally served with distinction at Provincial Executive and District Dugout Executive levels.

Up North have 10 Life Members on its books, with the oldest Joyce Freeman being 93 years old.

Shellhole Executive 2018 – 2019

Left to right Moth Andre Boshoff (Adj.), Jay Klaasen (Wee Bill), Trevor Scheepers (Old Bill) and Mark Lederle(Pay Bill).

 Forthcoming Events:

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News / Recent Events

Valentines Function 2017

Sunset Call:

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Up North Shellhole Administrator Moth Henry Davis

 

It is with great sadness that we announce that Moth Roy Hendry of Up North Shellhole has answered the Sunset Call. A highly respected Moth, person and family man. Our sincere condolences to his wife Barbara and the families. ”We will remember him.”

Newsletters or Raid Reports:

The Winning Post August 2018
The Winning Post June 2018
The Winning Post April 2018
The Winning Post March 2018
The Winning Post February 2018
The Winning Post November 2017
The Winning Post October 2017
The Winning Post September 2017
The Winning Post August 2017
The Winning Post July 2017
The Winning Post June 2017
The Winning Post May 2017
The Winning Post April 2017
The Winning Post March 2017
The Winning Post February 2017
The Winning Post January 2017

 


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D-Day Parade – 6th June.

Up North held a parade on the 6th June to commemorate D-Day. There was a good turn-out from Shell-hole members as well as a District and MOTHWA contingent. Wreaths were laid by the MOTHWA, District Old Bill Paul Milton and National Chairperson Moth Cas Aucamp.

Moth Ron Pieterse being presented with his certificate of induction – May 2016

Certificate of Induction - Ron Pieterse

April Shell-hole Luncheon

“Up North successfully raided Boot & Saddle Shell-hole (Underberg) on the 5th May 2016 – A memorable time was had by all”.

New Wee Bill Trevor Thompson – January 2016

 Old Bill Roy Lilford (right) congratulates Moth Trevor Thompson on his induction as Wee Bill.

Old Bill Roy Lilford (right) congratulates Moth Trevor Thompson on his induction as Wee Bill.

Sunset Call

– February 2016
It is with great sadness, that I announce that Moth Clive Maclachlan of Up North Shellhole, has answered the Sunset Call on the 10th of February 2016.

”At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him.”
Moth Roy Lilford (Old Bill Up North Shellhole).

New Moths Gerhard Badenhorst and Jimmy Putterill

– February 2016

Old Bill Roy Lilford congratulates new Moths Gerhard Badenhorst and Jimmy Putterill on their recent induction.

Trench Lunch – 1st November 2015

The annual Trench Lunch held on the 1st November 2015, with a record 71 guests. The programme included a) A Lunchtime singer – Gary Deysel who with true “sing-a-long” swagger, proved to be very popular. b) An interesting presentation on the not so well known World War 2 military operations in Madagascar, given by our very own Pay Bill, Mark Lederle. A memorable time was held by all.

Moth Doreen Shone – 93 years young – October 2015.

Upnorthnov15Moth Doreen Shone 93 years old

“Sunset Call Moth Brian Smout”

” A tribute to our friend and Wee Bill Brian Smout is featured in the latest edition of the Winning Post – October

Up-North New Executive – September 2015

Up-North New Executive : From Left to right – old bill Roy Lilford, wee bill Brian Smout, paybill Mark Lederle and adjutant Andre Boshoff.
Up-North New Executive : From Left to right – old bill Roy Lilford, wee bill Brian Smout, paybill Mark Lederle and adjutant Andre Boshoff.

Up North raids – Hambe Kahle Shell-hole – 21st May 2015

 “ A party of 10 Up North Members raided Hambe Kahle Shell–hole on the 21/05/2015. We were warmly received by our hosts and in the true spirit of Mothdom, a good time was held by all.”

“ A party of 10 Up North Members raided Hambe Kahle Shell–hole on the 21/05/2015. We were warmly received by our hosts and in the true spirit of Mothdom, a good time was held by all.”

Quarterly Luncheon 26th April 2015

Record Attendance – “We enjoyed a record turn-out of 94 people and 4 take-aways at the quarterly lunch”.

A most full-filling time was had by all!
A most full-filling time was had by all!

Valentine Lunch – 22nd February 2015

70th Anniversary – November 2014

Newsletters or Raid Reports:

The Winning Post – September 2015

The Winning Post – November 2015

The Winning Post – January 2016

The Winning Post – February 2016

The Winning Post – March 2016

The Winning Post – April 2016

The Winning Post – May 2016

The Winning Post June-2016

The Winning Post July-2016

The Winning Post August 2016

The Winning Post September 2016

The Winning Post October 2016

The Winning Post November 2016

The Winning Post January 2017

The Winning Post February 2017

The Winning Post March 2017

The Winning Post April 2017

The Winning Post May 2017

 

Gallery:

A Joyous Occasion as Old Bill Roy Lilford congratulates the winner of our bumper Christmas Raffle – December 2015
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“Spring Luncheon – a resounding Success”.
Up North’s popular Luncheons reached a new milestone in September with 104 people in attendance.

Induction – Moth John Ehmke (Right) is congratulated on his induction – 12/05/2015
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