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Post by zerdini on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:13 pm

The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain formerly based in Belgrave Square, London has sold its leasehold property for around Six Million Pounds (£6,000,000).

The profit on disposal of the leasehold property was £5,792,516.

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Post by KatyKing on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:23 pm

Nice. London property prices rh? What were they paying mediums z? Last I heard was clients paying £30 split 50-50 between SAGB and medium but that was a while ago.
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Post by zerdini on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:31 pm

KatyKing wrote:Nice. London property prices rh? What were they paying mediums z? Last I heard was clients paying £30 split 50-50 between SAGB and medium but that was a while ago.

30 minute appointment £35.

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Every sitting must be as an experiment, and as such the success of the sitting cannot be guaranteed.

It is not possible for ANY medium to give specific evidence required by the sitter. A medium's work is to try to provide evidence of survival and not to predict the future.

If the sitting is considered unsatisfactory NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN unless the medium is told within ten minutes of the start of the sitting. The medium will then accompany he sitter back to the reception. Any complaints regarding your sitting will only be dealt with on the day.


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Post by KatyKing on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:37 pm

Not gone up much then. Reasonable for London I suppose.
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Post by Mark74 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:15 pm

I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

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Post by KatyKing on Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:45 pm

Doris Stokes too.
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Post by Mark74 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:05 pm

KatyKing wrote:Doris Stokes too.

Thats right many a greats worked at the SAGB. You know you made it when you got an invitation to work at SAGB.

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Post by Mark74 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:13 pm

Harold Sharp was another, I still have the auragraph he did for me during a sitting. He had a Chinese inspirer who would assist him.

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Post by zerdini on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:14 pm

Mark74 wrote:I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

I remember them too - I had sittings with both of them.

Magdalene Kelly died on the dance floor at a PN Dinner/Dance.

Nora Blackwood who demonstrated at the Royal Albert Hall committed suicide.

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Post by zerdini on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:22 pm

Mark74 wrote:Harold Sharp was another, I still have the auragraph he did for me during a sitting. He had a Chinese inspirer who would assist him.


I, too, had a number of sittings with auragraph and trance medium,Harold Sharp. He traced his guide, Chan Shih, to China following a prophecy made by his guide years before.

Harold always had one ambition - to reach his ninetieth birthday. He died one month after achieving his wish.

"His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world, “This was a man!”
~Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, act V, sc V

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Post by zerdini on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:25 pm

Mark74 wrote:I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

Upon closing its doors on the 5th day of December at 7 o'clock p.m. in 2010 to commence the Christmas holidays, a new chapter in the history of the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain was being written. After 55 years of residence at 33 Belgrave Square, the Association began packing boxes, not for Christmas, but for a new home in the Victoria Charity Centre at 11 Belgrave Road, London, close to Victoria Station. What was probably the most poignant and difficult decision for the Association to make, the move was agreed by the Board of Trustees after much soul-searching and in a sign of the times and age, for sound economic and business reasons.

The economic climate not just in Great Britain but throughout the free world had for some time dealt a serious blow to investors, savers, workers and citizens alike. The banking crisis and serious financial state of many institutions, national, international and local created a climate in which little seemed safe from closure or demise. Amongst the greatest to suffer and be affected from a downturn in investments and reduced income, the "third sector" had been dealt the severest blows; most significantly through the loss of interest from their investments and the lack of new money being invested or given in charitable aid. How then to survive?

As the leaseholder of 33 Belgrave Square, the Association had for some time been in the unwelcome position of having to make significant investment in the repair and upkeep of a building that now more than 175 years old, was showing signs of significant dilapidation and need for substantial investment. What to do and how best to do it? The terms and conditions of the lease required the Association to maintain the fabric and structure of the building, yet the rate of decay and necessary investment to arrest the unremitting dilapidation was not financially sensible unless the Association owned the freehold. Under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, and the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 it had become possible for leaseholders to buy the freehold of their property. Acquisition of the lease was formally abandoned on cost grounds and an alternative strategy was initiated that would enable the Association to realise sufficient funding to move to temporary premises whilst waiting for the most opportune time to reinvest in a freehold property and above all, have sufficient reserve funds to guarantee the survival of the Association and its continuance as a worthy charity contributing to the Spiritualist cause and the specific aims of the Association. A momentous and difficult choice for the Board of Trustees to make and one that was taken in the face of difficult decisions and mounting pressures. And so it is that the work of the SAGB continues, as it will at Nº 11 Belgrave Road, with a secured future and one that will take it to a new and permanent home sometime over the next two to three years.

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Post by Mark74 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:32 pm

zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

I remember them too - I had sittings with both of themme

Magdalene Kelly died on the dance floor at a PN Dinner/Dance.

Nora Blackwood who demonstrated at the Royal Albert Hall committed suicide.

Thats right I believe the year was 1972 when she took herself over, she found it hard to come to terms with her terminal illness, I stll remember her with her lovely open face, she was a very kind lady and a great medium.

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Post by zerdini on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:54 pm

Mark74 wrote:
zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

I remember them too - I had sittings with both of themme

Magdalene Kelly died on the dance floor at a PN Dinner/Dance.

Nora Blackwood who demonstrated at the Royal Albert Hall committed suicide.

Thats right I believe the year was 1972 when she took herself over, she found it hard to come to terms with her terminal illness, I stll remember her with her lovely open face, she was a very kind lady and a great medium.

The real tragedy was that she did not have the terminal illness she thought she had. Sad

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Post by KatyKing on Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:16 pm

A tragic story indeed.
I seem to remember that either PN or Two Worlds did a Spiritualist of the Year awards ceremony cum formal dinner annually at SAGB amongst other venues. I do remember Doris being one of the winners Mid seventies possibly but time dims memory..
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Post by obiwan on Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:40 pm

zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:
zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

I remember them too - I had sittings with both of themme

Magdalene Kelly died on the dance floor at a PN Dinner/Dance.

Nora Blackwood who demonstrated at the Royal Albert Hall committed suicide.

Thats right I believe the year was 1972 when she took herself over, she found it hard to come to terms with her terminal illness, I stll remember her with her lovely open face, she was a very kind lady and a great medium.

The real tragedy was that she did not have the terminal illness she thought she had. Sad

Even sadder Sad

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Post by Mark74 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:11 pm

zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:
zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

I remember them too - I had sittings with both of themme

Magdalene Kelly died on the dance floor at a PN Dinner/Dance.

Nora Blackwood who demonstrated at the Royal Albert Hall committed suicide.

Thats right I believe the year was 1972 when she took herself over, she found it hard to come to terms with her terminal illness, I stll remember her with her lovely open face, she was a very kind lady and a great medium.

The real tragedy was that she did not have the terminal illness she thought she had. Sad

Wasn't aware of that, thats heartwrenching Crying or Very sad

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Post by zerdini on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:13 pm

Mark74 wrote:
zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:
zerdini wrote:
Mark74 wrote:I think it a sin that the SAGB headquarters was sold I well remember the days when the likes of Magdalene Kelly and Nora Blackwood were it's resident mediums.

I remember them too - I had sittings with both of themme

Magdalene Kelly died on the dance floor at a PN Dinner/Dance.

Nora Blackwood who demonstrated at the Royal Albert Hall committed suicide.

Thats right I believe the year was 1972 when she took herself over, she found it hard to come to terms with her terminal illness, I stll remember her with her lovely open face, she was a very kind lady and a great medium.

The real tragedy was that she did not have the terminal illness she thought she had. Sad

Wasn't aware of that, thats heartwrenching Crying or Very sad

Yes it was - it was published in PN at the time.

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