The aim of the Melik Society is to advance public awareness of Anglo-Sudanese history in the period 1883-1956 through the restoration and preservation of the river gunboat Melik and the paddle steamer Bordein.

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General Gordon Statue, Fort Gardens

Crowds gather to remember General Gordon

January 25, 2014

More than 125 years on from his death, crowds turned up to remember one of the town’s greatest philanthropists. A memorial service was held in honour…

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Earl Kitchener of Khartoum examines his great uncle's medals

The Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, TD, DL

December 24, 2011

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of our President, Henry, The Earl Kitchener of Khartoum on 16 December 2011, aged 92.…

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Gunboat Melik Leaflet

New leaflet produced

September 7, 2011

We have produced a new 8-Page leaflet to promote the work of the Society which you can request from the Melik Society Office, or alternatively download…

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Our Mission

The purpose of the Melik Society is to advance public awareness of British and Sudanese history, and to establish a permanent memorial to those brave men on both sides who fought in the campaigns 1883–1899.