Melik News

General Gordon Statue, Fort Gardens

Crowds gather to remember General Gordon

25 January 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…

Read More
Earl Kitchener of Khartoum examines his great uncle's medals

The Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, TD, DL

24 December 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.…

Read More
Gunboat Melik Leaflet

New leaflet produced

07 September 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…

Read More

Sudan’s new plan for Bordein

01 February 2011

The Bordein was one of the original batch of five paddle steamers ordered by Sir Samuel Baker from Samuda Brothers shipyard at Poplar on the Thames…

Read More
The 19th century British paddle steamer Bordein is displayed on the banks of the Nile

Sudan taps Empire memories to tempt back Britons

21 January 2011

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – More than 120 years ago, Sudanese fighters peppered the British steamer Bordein with bullets and missiles as it made its last dash up…

Read More
General Gordon

General Gordon memorial service

14 January 2011

The annual memorial service for Charles George Gordon is to take place at the Riverside Leisure Area Gravesend within the Gordon Memorial Gardens on Wednesday 26…

Read More