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Calendar for the 2019-2020 Season

The Calendar of our Meetings

 

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 appear here

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Calendar for the 2019-2020 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

       presentation, and

[    ] Red is for the AGM. Be there, or be on the Committee next year!

 

3rd September 2019

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 ‘H’ and ‘S’  The only limits are those of imagination!

 

1st October 2019

One of the great pleasures of being a member of a stamp club or a philatelic society is looking at the material which others have collected. This evening is a double pleasure: not only will be we looking at something new, it will be presented by members visiting from the Northwich Philatelic Society. We will welcome Brian Lythgoe and Alan Totten

 

5th November 2019

There (maybe) no significance to the date, but what we can say is that with the onset of colder and darker, there is more emphasis on indoor pursuits, especially philately of course. So this evening we will have an opportunity to look at our friends’ and colleagues’ recent acquisitions, combined with a table top sale to buy and sell wanted and unwanted material.

 

3rd December 2019

During the autumn we will be taking soundings to see whether members would like a Christmas meeting and, if so, whether we should have Christmas pudding, or mince pies or both. Check back soon for further information.

 

7th January 2020

As part of our programme each year, we ask our members to show items from their collections relating to a theme. Further information regarding this year’s theme willl be posted in due course. Don’t forget to check back soon!

 

4th February 2020

This evening is dedicated to the first of our Visiting Speakers for the year; Barry Evans from Burnley Philatelic Society will give us a presentation relating to the Universal Postal Union, one of the earliest international bodies, which regulated international mails from the 1870s onward to today.

 

3rd March 2020

This  evening will feature our second Visiting Speaker for the year, when we welcome Graham Chadwick from the Lytham Philatelic Society. We will learn about the decimal stamps and postal history of the island of Lundy, in the Bristol Channel, in the second part of his fascinating presentation. Lundy is well known for its issues of ‘back of the book’ stamps  which pay for carriage from the island to the mainland.

 

7th April 2020  COMPETITION EVENING

This evening will see the competition for the Leonard Rimmer Trophy. Entries should consist of 12 sheets of all types of philatelic material excluding thematic displays. Details of the scoring and the general rules can be found on our Competitions page

 

5th May 2020 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!

 

2nd June 2020

It has become traditional in our Club that the last evening of the season should be dedicated to postcards. This evening should result in a real global tour as the theme for the displays will be ‘Where I went on holiday.’

Competition Rules

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Earlier this year, we welcomed guests from the Nantwich Philatelic Society to our meeting. That Society has very kindly invited members of our group to pay a return visit. As soon as the details are finalised, they will appear here.

COMPETITION RULES

 

Each year we compete for one of our three Trophies. Click here to read the rules for each of these.

Competition Rules

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