Each year, we try to bring a varied, not to say eclectic, range of subjects to the
fore, with the aim of providing an interesting experience to all our members and
guests. Hopefully, we succeed.
Very occasionally, for reasons beyond our control, it may be necessary to re-arrange
or cancel a meeting. The Meeting Status indicator will be updated to amber if the
meeting is under review, or red if the meeting has been cancelled. Full details will
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Journals of our various Meetings
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Calendar for the 2017-2018 Season
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!
5th September 2017
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 ‘F’ and ‘U’ The only limits are those of imagination!
3rd October 2017
With the onset of cooler, not to say colder, weather it is appropriate that the speaker
this evening will be our own member Adrian Esmat who will be looking at the Antarctic.
Members are encouraged to bring their own material relating to Adventure, Discovery
7th November 2017
If Music be the food of love, we should all be very happy after this evening’s presentation
about Chopin, given by Richard Clay. Members are welcome to bring additional material
for display, featuring Music, Art or Literature.
5th December 2017
We have a tradition of Christmas social evening’s with added extras, and the added
extras this year will be a selection of material from our own widely varied collections.
All ‘present’ and correct?
2nd January 2018
Our Guest Speaker this evening is Duncan Crewe from Liverpool Philatelic Society
who will be giving us his presentation about the most famous of the early airports,
Croydon, from where all the great and good arrived and left during the Golden Age
of air travel, the 1930s.
6th February 2018
This evening is scheduled as a members’ evening, when we will be the recipients of
several presentations from among our number, all relating to Overprints and Surcharges.
6th March 2018
This evening will highlight a number of comings and goings as we review material
displayed by our members relating to Transport. When you consider that this can include
anything from horse and cart to Concorde our journey will be limited only by imagination.
13th March 2018
Today is by way of being an extra, as we are going on an awayday to visit the Northwich
Philatelic Society, and taking some of our philatelic material with us to display.
Society visits such as this are a great way to extend both knowledge and contacts
within our hobby.
3rd April 2018COMPETITION EVENING
This evening will see the competition for the John Winter Thematic Trophy. Entries
should consist of 12 sheets of all types of philatelic material developing a theme
according to a logical plan. Details of the scoring and the general rules can be
found on our •Competitions page
1st May 2018 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!
5th June 2018
It has become traditional in our Club that the last evening of the season should
be dedicated to postcards. The theme for this year’s evening will be posted in due
course, but NOT second class.