Leicester (1981)

Current status: Active

Leicester Branch meet on the second Tuesday of every month at The Fairfield Inn, Gloucester Crescent, South Wigston, Leicester LE18 4BY. 

This tiny advertisement in the Cartophilic Notes and News magazine, copy dated January 1981, started the Branch story off:
A new branch for the East Midlands?” Mr J. A. Drew of Glenfield in Leicester is anxious to contact any members who would be interested in his intention to form a new branch.”

Some time after that, when the Branch Secretary was Kevin Kershaw, they first started meeting at The Fairfield Inn on the second Monday of every month, from 7.30pm to about 9.30pm. This was an excellent 'local' with parking, including disabled parking, wheelchair access, and it also had an ATM, very important on fair days.