2022 Our next meeting on the April 14th will be the Annual Club Competitions evening. We hope members will support and attend the evening. If you are unable to attend but still want to submit an entry please contact the Secretary or the Competitions Secretary . Further details can be found on the competitions page.

Details of our recent meetings and our future programme are shown below:

February 3rdSpeaker ‘Free Franking Privilege’ a display by Steve Epps
February 17thSpeaker displays from Jim Drummond ‘Rhodesia’s and Peter Coe ‘Chicago Exhibition 1893’
March 3rdSpeaker ‘British Levant’ a display by Tony Stanford
March 17thSpeaker ‘Titanic’ a display by Philip Cant
March 31stSpeakers ‘Postal Routes to and from British Central Africa from 1891 to 1907’
‘West country Postal History’
April 14thClub Competitions Evening
April 28th Speaker John Spencer
May 5thSummer Auction in the New Drake Hall see ‘auction’ heading for details and the on line auction catalogue
May 12th Speaker ‘Finland’ a display by Eric Keefe from Pinner Philatelic Society
May 26thAGM
June 9thSpeaker ‘ Fiji ‘ a display by Charlie Mead

Details of the recent meetings and our programme are shown below:

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.

November 18th Dr. Tim Harrison gave a comprehensive display detailing the postal history of Estonia up to the end of World War 2.

December 2nd We held a three sheet competition which received 14 entries, and following judging by members the Ruby Trophy was won by Jim Drummond with a display on ‘Nyasaland-the earliest stamp designs’

January 20th Our 2022 meetings started with a quiz evening, which although we did not have our normal number of meeting attendees, was enjoyed by the members present.

February 3rd & 17th at both meetings members enjoyed excellent presentations made by Club members on Free Frank Postage, early Rhodesia and the Chicago 1893 Exposition.