To make things clearer, we've colour coded the type of meeting:
 Blue is for regular Members' Evenings,
 Green is for Evenings where a visiting speaker will make a
 Red is for the AGM. Be there, or be on the Committee next year!
1st September 2015
One of the strengths of our Club is the wide range of subjects and material which
are collected by our members. The opening meeting of the new season features displays
of ‘What I collect, and my recent acquisitions’ and is almost guaranteed to provide
something of interest for everyone.
6th October 2015
We have a tradition in our Club of Alphabetic Philately. Each Season we have an evening
of Members’ displays based around two letters of the alphabet; one from each half.
This year, the two letters are ‘D’ and ‘W’ The only limits are those of imagination!
3rd November 2015
This evening we will be entertained and instructed in equal measure by presentations
from two of our members. Mr Adrian Esmat will give a tour around ‘Pearl Harbour’
and Mr Richard Clay will tell us about ‘Nicholas Copernicus.’
1st December 2015
We all enjoyed our Christmas Dinner last year, so again this year we will combine
our December meeting with a satisfying collation of turkey and plum pudding, or whatever
else takes our fancy. (The Christmas Pudding Lancashire Dairy Ice Cream sounds delicious!)
Names and menu choices are required by mid-November please.
5th January 2016
The theme of the evening is ‘Messages in the Post.’ Messages can be letters, postcards,
and postal history of all kinds, but should have passed through the postal service.
E-Mail is probably pushing the boundaries just a little bit too far!
2nd February 2016
The first of our Guest Speakers for the season is Mr Gary Cook who will be addressing
the unusual subject of ‘Tuberculosis and the Post.’ Prevention of infection was one
of the postal services’ concerns and many different methods were used.
1st March 2016
We are used to posting letters and packets, and seeing them arrive in short order
at their destinations, but there are many unseen men and women (and machines!) which
make all this happen. This evening, Mr Mervyn Wallace will tell us more about ‘Post
Office Training, and GPO Ephemera.’
5th April 2016COMPETITION EVENING
This evening sees the competition for the Norman Barlow Cup. Entries for this competition
are to be on nine or twelve sheets and are to show stamps, postal history, postcards
etc. of Great Britain, excluding the independent issues of the Isle of Man, the Channel
Islands and Local Issues.
3rd May 2016 THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Not just the AGM, but also the Club Auction, where the success of the sales can have
a marked effect on the subscription for the coming year! So, if you want a say in
who is on the Committee next year (or even who is not!) don’t forget to turn up!
7th June 2016
It has become traditional in our Club that the last evening of the season should
be dedicated to postcards. This year our theme is postards relating to Europe, pre-
Archive for the 2015-2016 Season
The Calendar of our Meetings
Even though our previous years’ programmes are now history, it can be interesting
to look back at the wide range of speakers and presentations which have both educated
and entertained us.