2022 The remainder of the meetings until June will now recommence. Our first meeting will be on Thursday January 20th this will take the form of a quiz evening which will allow members to be ‘socially distanced’.

For the benefit of reassurance of the other members attending if you are able to carry out a lateral flow test beforehand it would be appreciated and give fellow members reassurance regarding attending our meetings going forward.

The other details of our programme for the year will be added as soon as possible. Watch this space for details. The meeting dates and speakers arranged so far are:

January 20thQuiz Evening
February 3rdSpeaker ‘Free Franking Privilege’ a display by Steve Epps
February 17thtba
March 3rdSpeaker ‘British Levant’ a display by Tony Stanford
March 17thSpeaker ‘Titanic’ a display by Philip Cant
March 31st
April 14thClub Competitions Evening
April 28th
May 12th
May 26thAGM
June 9th

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’