THE NEWLY-FORMED Tenerife History Group meets fortnightly at the Library on Thursday mornings between 11am and 12.30pm.
The group aims to chart the history of the British community in Tenerife, which existed as far back and beyond William Shakespeare’s day. The bard made reference to Tenerife and its Malmsey wines in several of his plays, including Henry IV Part II, Richard III and Twelfth Night, in the last calling it “the Canary Cup”.
The venture is the brainchild of the Library’s newly-installed president Ken Fisher, who has had a lifelong interest in history in general and in the British community in Tenerife in particular.
The British connection with Tenerife dates as far back as the 15th century, which the History Group will explore and then follow as the relationship developed down the years, leading to visits by the likes of Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher in more recent times.
Call Ken Fisher on 639 310 682 for further information about the group and how he plans to help you discover more of the fascinating history of this beautiful island.