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!
6th September 2005 Club Members will give displays on themes or subjects beginning
with letters 'G' or 'S'
4th October 2005 Bill Ross from Birkenhead Philatelic Society will give a presentation
on the stamps and postal history of Greenland.
1st November 2005 Club Members will give short presentations on the subject of 'Languages'
6th December 2005 Mike Phelan from Wallasey Philatelic Society will give a presentation
on the subject of the British Postal Agencies in the Arabian Gulf
3rd January 2006 Club Members will give short displays on the theme of 'Royalty'
7th February 2006 Club Members will show material associated with 'Sport'
7th March 2006 Our own Members Robert Flamman and Colin Bedford will give displays
on the Crimean War and VE day.
4th April 2006 The theme of the meeting this month is 'Postcard Pie' which can mean
more or less whatever you want it to mean!
25th April 2006 John Lindley from Bury Philatelic Society will show his extensive
collection of New Zealand commemoratives.
9th May 2006 This meeting is our Annual General Meeting. But it is not just the
Annual General Meeting, there will also be an auction of Members' surplus stock for
6th June 2006 The last meeting of this year is Competition Night, when no fewer
than three trophies are up for grabs.
Archive for the 2005-2006 Season
The Calendar and Journal 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.
Here is the Archive for 2005-2006
Journal for the 2005-2006 Season
A Narrative Account of our Season
6th June 2006
The last meeting of our 2005-6 programme was held on Tuesday 6th June, and took the
form of a Competition Evening. The Club possesses three fine trophies which have
been donated by various members, over the years, for different classes of philatelic
The Leonard Rimmer Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Club Open Competition,
entries for which may feature any philatelic subject chosen by the competitor, with
the single exception of 'Thematic' displays. 9 sheets are required. This year the
Trophy was won by Mr T Latto with his presentation of "The Postal History Of Lancashire."
The John Winter Thematic Trophy is awarded to the winner whose exhibit best develops
a Theme, according to a logical plan, and using the information supplied by any or
all types of appropriate philatelic material. 12 sheets are required. This year's
winner was Mr B Kipps who took us on a guided tour "Motoring through Monaco."
The Norman Barlow Cup is awarded to the winner of a display of postage stamps of
Great Britain, excluding the independent issues of the Isle of Man and the Channel
Islands, and Local issues. Either 9 or 12 sheets may be submitted. A study in black
and red "The Imperforate Line Engraved Penny Stamps of Great Britain" by Mr C D Leather
filled the Cup!
Judging the entries is done on the basis of marks awarded for each of a number of
individual points. For the Leonard Rimmer Trophy, Arrangement and Mounting, Condition
of the Exhibit, Writing Up, and the display of Philatelic Knowledge are assessed;
for the John Winter Thematic Trophy, the categories are Writing up, Development of
Theme, and Condition of Stamps; and for the Norman Barlow Cup the categories judged
are Arrangement and Mounting, Relative Condition of Stamps, Philatelic Knowledge,
and Writing Up. Different degrees of importance are attached to each category, for
Four displays were entered for the Leonard Rimmer Trophy, four for the John Winter
Thematic Trophy, and three for the Norman Barlow Cup, and all were of a high standard.
The trophies are held by winning members for twelve months, and their names join
the list of previous winners engraved on each trophy.