Our Meetings in the 2020-21 Season
2021 SEASON (January - May)
Like many other Societies our regular meetings have had to be suspended during the current season on account of the Coronavirus emergency.
We are however now holding "Virtual" monthly Displays/Meetings on-line and details are given below.
These "Meetings" last just over an hour and comprise the Display with questions, followed by an opportunity for some social chat for those who wish.
Existing Members will be sent an "invitation" ahead of each meeting enabling them to join on-line. If you are not a member but would like to see the Display please email our Secretary.
Wednesday 13 January 8pm
"MORE THAN STICKING IN STAMPS"
Wednesday 17 February 8pm
THE MANY USES OF THE GB POSTAGE DUE
Wednesday 17 March 8pm
HOW THE GERMAN POST OFFICE DEALT WITH HYPERINFLATION
Wednesday 14 April 8pm
CYNICUS - POSTCARDS FOR ALL TIME
DOES PHILATELY ALWAYS TURN YOU INTO A NERD?
Wednesday 12 May 8pm
DOMINCA - STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY
Naturally we aim to resume our normal meetings when it is safe and permissable to do so.
In the meantime for those who may be interested these are at the Old Schoolroom, commencing at 8pm, normally on the second or third Wednesday of the month between September and May. They usually take the form of a display of stamps and/or postal history presented with a commentary by our speaker for the evening.
Half way through the evening we have an interval for tea and coffee which enables those present to see the material on display in close up and to socialise with our speaker and amongst themselves. A further viewing of the material displayed during the second half of the meeting, brings the evening to a close around 9.45.
The wide of subjects covered by the Displays is indeed wide-ranging with something to cover all tastes This reflects the varied range of interests and types of collecting offered by our hobby
By way of example below is an extract from a recent programme
THE SHIPS THAT LINKED NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA
SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH O or P
Displays by a VISITING SOCIETY
ITALY and the MYSTERY OF THE EXTRA LIRE
Childwickbury - The School Room where we meet can be seen to the right of the three large trees - it's a pity most of of meetings take place when it's dark!
COVID regulations, permitting, the following are due to be held
CHECK WITH THE ORGANISER BEFORE TRAVELLING
STRAND STAMP FAIR
Friday 9 July 2021
Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way LONDON WC1H 0DG
YORK STAMP FAIR
Fri 16 - Sat 17 July 2021
The Grandstand, York Racecourse
YORK YO23 1EX
STEVENAGE STAMP FAIR
Sunday 25 July 2021
Novotel, Knebworth Park SG1 2AX
10am - 3pm
SLIP END STAMP FAIR
Sunday 15 August 2021
Village Hall, Markyate Rd & Grove Rd
SLIP END LU1 4BU
10am - 3pm
SANDY STAMP FAIR
Sunday 22 August 2021
Sunderland Road, SANDY SG19 1QY
10am - 3pm
Our Meetings and Displays would normally take place on the second or third Wednesday of the month between September and May.
We meet in the Old School Room at St Mary’s Church in the delightful hamlet of Childwickbury, mid way between St Albans and Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
Leave the A1081 through the ornamental gates sign-posted “St Mary’s Church” and proceed up the drive to Childwick Green (AL3 3JJ) where you can park, and will find St Mary’s Church, behind which is the Old School Room.