Shell Show : Traffic Update!!

Shell Show : Traffic Update!!

For visitors and dealers travelling to the 32nd Antwerp Shell Show on 20-21 May via Ghent – Antwerp, please be advised that during the weekend of 18-21 May, the Kennedy Tunnel will be closed for all traffic coming from Ghent and passing Antwerp in the direction of Breda (meaning that the E19 towards Brussels cannot be reached via the E17 Ghent-Antwerp and Antwerp orbital (R2) either).

Coming from Ghent, the N16 via Temse and Willebroek towards Mechelen can provide an alternative, yet busy traffic can be expected on that route. When planning, please consider travel will take longer.

Other alternatives include: Ghent to Brussels (E40) and then E19 direction Antwerp OR E17 Ghent-Antwerp and next Ring Antwerp northward (Liefkenshoek Tunnel) and follow the ring until the connection with the E19 towards Brussels.

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Gloria Maris (vol. 61(4)) Update!!

Gloria Maris (vol. 61(4)) Update!!

Due to unforeseen circumstances last year, the publication of issues 3 and 4 of volume 61 (2022) were delayed. We have been working hard to catch up and will continue the hard work to get volume 62 started and with our members as soon as we can.

The last issue of the 2022 series (Volume 61(4)) has been issued on April 17th, and distribution will commence at our annual shell show on May 20 and 21. After the show, we will send out the copies to our overseas members who were not present at the shell show.

Please bear in mind that we have been experiencing issues with posting to a few countries, where some issues never even arrived at their destination. Should you not have received your copy by the end of June, please contact us and we will send a new copy.

André Delsaerdt-award

André Delsaerdt-award

DON’T forget !!!

Would you like to participate with an “inspiring” expo and compete for the “André Delsaerdt-award” during our shell show on 20 and 21 May 2023? Please inform us in time so we can reserve a display cabinet for you.

Please bear in mind the inside measurements: 195.5 cm x 60.5 cm, with height at the front of 5 cm towards 11.5 cm at the back.

See you then!

New database online

New database online

With the recent issue of Gloria Maris (vol. 61(3)), our database with the content of Gloria Maris has also been updated and is now available from the page “Magazine” on our website.


Passing away Dirk De Boe

Rest in peace, dear friend

Dear shell friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that our dear shell friend Dirk De Boe passed away on 18/02/2023. Dirk was 62 years young.

Our support goes to his spouse and family.

Those of you wanting to pay final respects, can do so on Sunday morning. You can also leave a message online. See attached obituary for further details.

Rest in peace, dear friend.

Monthly meeting tomorrow 12/02

Monthly meeting tomorrow 12/02

Don’t miss it !!

Tomorrow 12/02, Goran will spoil us once again with his knowledge on Strombidae, and this time he’ll be looking at hybrids in Strombus (s. l.).

All welcome, and we wish you a lot of fun in advance !

Monthly meeting Sunday 11 December 2022

Monthly meeting Sunday 11 December 2022

It’s coming !! … It’s coming !!

Easier, softer, shorter, refurbished … yet crazy as ever !!

Sunday 11 December: Ye bigge Shell Quiz – Edition 7

THE quiz where questions nor answers matter, yet where the fun with the crazy stories and the interactions with other shell lovers are the main subject.

Still in teams of 4 people … you better start thinking who you want on your team!

Be there!


Fossil shells – Paleotime

For those amongst us who like fossil shells …

Message received from our member Wilfried Nees: This weekend, the Paleotime event will take place in Herselt (also see

BUT, The road Herselt-Aarschot (N19) appears to be partially inaccessible due to road works (typically Belgian, right). The venue is reachable easily coming from the E313 motorway, or alternatively via Begijnendijk / Ramsel (The infamous Liersesteenweg).

Thanks to Wilfried for the tip to those who will go there .. enjoy!

Monthly meeting Sunday, November 13.

An esteemed visitor!

This Sunday we’ll meet again at the SAC for our monthly meeting.

This time we have a guest speaker on the program: Ulrich (Uli) Wieneke will enlighten us with his lecture: “when snails cheat on each other – hybridisation in the genus Lambis“. This lecture will be in English.

See you on Sunday!