November 18th A Short Postal History of Estonia to 1945 a display by Dr. Tim Harrison

December 2nd Three Sheet Competition Evening for the award of the Ruby Trophy.

Details of earlier meetings from this year’s Autumn Programme.

September 16th Our first meeting since March 2020 was extremely well attended with 24 members present. A general discussion ensued regarding our future meetings and agreed that we would recommence our visiting speaker programme in January 2022. A new three sheet competition was agreed to be held annually, and separate from our main competitions evening. A new cup is to be awarded in memory of Derek Chandler, our longest serving member, who had died suddenly in July 2020. Further details will be posted on the Competitions page.

October 7th Our opening Auction held in the Drake Hall was also well attended. It was announced that, after over 17 years that Les Gwilliam our hard working Auction Secretary, was stepping down. On behalf of the Society the President gave Les a Garden Voucher and presented Liz with a bouquet of flowers. We are hoping to continue the Auctions in 2022 and anyone interested in assisting with this should contact the Secretary as soon as possible.

October 21st Fill – a – frame – or – two: Letter ‘ A ‘ This meeting, although well attended, did not attract many of the members to display. It was decided that the next meeting also to be a Fill-a-Frame evening with material to be displayed with the letter ‘B’ (see above)

November 4th Fill – a – frame -or -two: Letter ‘ B’ The meeting attracted a much larger number of entries with a diverse range of topics and in particular two displays on ‘bishop’ marks. Thanks to all that participated.

2022 Our Speaker Programme to be recommenced details to follow

January 20th

February 3rd and 17th

March 3rd, 17th and 31st

April 14th and 28th

May 12th and 26th

June 9th

In normal times our programme is varied and includes a wide range of topics with some members’ meetings, our Auctions, exchange visits from other local societies and many visiting speakers with displays covering a wide subject matter with stamps and postal history. For further information contact the Programme Secretary