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Welcome to our virtual trip to forthcoming card fairs, markets and meetings. Remember if you hear of any others, or changes to venues, dates or times, all you have to do is email them to webmaster@card-world.co.uk – because the success of this new section depends on you …

The Northampton Cigarette Card Club will be opening their doors again from September. Meetings are normally the first Monday in the month and our next dates are: September 6th, October 4th (our Annual General Meeting), November 1st and December 6th. Visiting dealers have been booked for each of these meetings so why not nip along to Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton, NN3 3EP. We welcome new members. Our webpage is https://card-world.co.uk/northampton/


North East Branch are getting back on track and we have just had a call to say they will restart the club in September. Provisional dates are Thursday, 9th September, when Sean Clover will be coming as Guest Dealer – Thursday, 14th October, hopefully with Mike Heard as Guest Dealer (t.b.c.) – and – Thursday, 11th November, with Paul Lynch as Guest Dealer. Their home page is https://card-world.co.uk/north-east-branch/

Another knockout event promises to be the Cotswold Rally on Sunday September the 12th. This is at their usual venue of The Cotswold Area Civil Service Sports and Social Club in Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham GL51 9SL. Check out the website run by the sports club, that is : http://www.cacssa.co.uk/ for more details about the venue – and a map at http://cacssa.co.uk/location/   The webpage for this branch is

East Anglia Cigarette Card Club meet from 9am at Roydon Village Hall, High Road, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RB. Their full list of dates are : Saturday 18th September, Saturday 23rd October, Saturday 20th November, Saturday 18th December but you can read much more about this club at their own website: http://www.eaccc.co.uk/index.htm

Sussex Branch will be meeting again on Sunday September 19, at Chailey Parish Hall, Chailey Green Road, Chailey Green, Lewes BN8 4DA. Its on the A 275 road, right next to the Five Bells public house. This will be the third meeting for Sussex, who were one of the first branches to return on July 25th following their 16 month enforced closure. That very rainy day saw one Sussex collector getting lost en route to the venue at South Chailey, but still around 20 people turned up – including several visitors whose own branches had not yet opened. There was brisk activity on the tables and a successful bring and buy auction. Society President, John Walton, described Sunday July 25 as “Cartophilic Freedom Day”, as Lea Valley Club was also being re-launched. Their next meetings are Sundays October 17 and November 28. You can read more about the Branch at https://card-world.co.uk/hants-and-surrey-branch/

The Kent Card Club will return to Crofton Halls, Crofton Lane, Orpington BR6 8PR on Thursday 7th of October, doors opening at 4pm. November’s meetings will also take place there on the first Thursday of the month, but their Christmas meeting will take place on a Saturday. that will be the 11th December, and the opening times, along with more details, are still to be confirmed. The webpage for Kent Branch can be found at https://card-world.co.uk/kent-branch/  

Saturday and Sunday October 9 & 10 will be Our Annual Convention. This year we are off to Salisbury … and pretty soon there will be a dedicated page with all the breaking news. If you are stalling out, its also a chance to tell us about yourself and your stock! 

Winchester and Solent Branch are holding an all day fair and auction on the 7th of November at their usual venue. Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, near Southampton SO30 2EA. This was originally built in 1850, and its right in the centre of the village, but still has a car park to the rear. It was refurbished sympathetically in 2012 to include the large main hall and the smaller room upstairs that we use for our branch meetings, and we are delighted to say the building was also made fully accessible for all our visitors, it even has a stairlift! If you want to read more about the hall, with a map, the website is: https://botleymarkethall.org.uk/  Whilst the Branch web page is https://card-world.co.uk/winchester-and-solent-branch/