been asked to make the following announcement by IFOCAS, The
International Federation of Online Clubs and Aquatic Societies:
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that The Custom
Aquarium Company Ltd and its representative, Mr. Peter Newman are not
members of the International Federation of Online Aquatic Societies (IFOCAS)
as implied by their placing our membership logo on their website, They
have repeatedly been requested to withdraw this logo and all requests
have been met with a torrent of abuse, lies , false claims, and threats
of litigation - strange behaviour indeed for somebody who purports to
love our hobby in threatening such a body as ours.
Mr. Peter Newman was asked over two yeas ago to remove our logo from his
then company's website, Justmarine.co.uk. He has had a series of
companies over the last few years all of whom seem to use the same
website with a mere change of header. We can assure all fishkeepers that
although we have over 9,000+ members this is the very first time we have
had to ban any applications in perpetuity from any body or company in
our twenty year history. Our site at
http://www.calypso.org.uk/ifocas.org carries further details . For a sample of Mr.
Newman's abuse just visit his website and see what he has to say about
our organization - we must be really evil!
Basically we would ask that any body using our membership as a sales
tool be prepared to show enquirers a full and up to date membership
certificate which is issued to all bona fide trade members.
response to our appeal below, Peter Capon of the Southend and Dist
A.S. has sent us a 1949 copy of this list - Many thanks Peter
In the mid 50's the Aquarist and Pondkeeper magazine published a
fish club directory. Has anyone anywhere got a copy?"
It's the "holy grail" for the
UK research team trying to find all the old UK clubs.
The Blair Aquatic Club was formed in
Islington, London in 1949 - Before the currently (in)famous Blair was
(Note the location - coincidence?)
Club Owns/Owned this very rare badge??
(Still no ideas after six
||Bethnal Green Aquatic
and Zoological Society. Our first record is in 1949
Remember - we need YOUR CLUB BADGE TOO
DO NOT BUY DYED FISH! Its cruel and they can slowly die of cancer!
|Plant of the Month
A BOOK AND SUPPORT THE WEBSITE*
Just click the above link for
The International Federation
IS AGAINST THE PRACTICE OF SELLING DYED FISH - Follow this link for further details.
This is a new site - with a new concept. Many of you will already
be familiar with lots of aquatic and fishkeeping sites and information pages. There are also one
or two excellent club and society directories online for clubs and groups
CURRENTLY in operation. This site is dedicated exclusively to those groups that
"were" but are no longer, with us, and the aquarists, biologists and
ichthyologists of days gone by
who were active members of these groups. We hope to enable all these fishkeepers
and related discipline enthusiasts to contact or re-contact all of the old friends and colleagues they may have lost
contact with during the intervening period. News is welcomed from all, so, that
Welcome to the home page for The
Aquarists Reunited Project.
Golden Rule No. 1. Browse the
site to see if the data you are looking for, or are thinking of adding, is
already here somewhere. Sometimes busy people have several aquatic interests and
may be listed in another category.
Golden Rule No.2 If you
cannot find any mention of those you are seeking fill in the data application
form with as much information as possible - don't worry too much about the final
input as we will try to sort and organize the data once the form gets to us. The
"Listed to Date" link gives a list of reported sites having their data
pages constructed. They are shown in order of receipt. PLEASE DO NOT use this
form for data on active and current clubs or your club will get listed as
defunct or closed.Data on existing and current clubs and fishkeepers should be
sent to IFOCAS - click the
word IFOCAS to email them.
Please Note Since
many of these clubs have come and gone, U.K. county boundaries have changed. Our
listings for example, for the West Midlands include Birmingham and part of
Worcestershire. Yorkshire is subdivided but we would suggest checking all
Yorkshire areas in your search. Somerset is listed but Bristol is in Avon.
Individual's e-mail addresses are give as links on their names within
the group sites unless we have been requested to withold them, then the
link will be to Aquarists Reunited, who
will relay any message for you.To avoid
idiots collecting email addressses and sending us all lots of unwanted junk,or
spam, we are showing our email address as:
clicking this link
Like all new web projects we need all the help and assistance we can get,
if you are handy with web sites and construction details - as well as being a
"fishkeeper" of course, then this is your webspace. Memorabilia can
also be scanned onto the site - for a couple of examples see the column on the
left of this text.
We will not be actively linking to any other non-archive sites. though Contributors are welcomed
and urged to add
links to their web sites and email addresses within their contributions. We
are compiling a page of sites recommended by contributors for you to
visit- go to Recommendations
indicates we have an actual club badge in our recently started National Badge
North Kent A.S.
Strood and District A.S.
Possibly Leeds A.S.?