Convention archive

Here you will eventually find the story of our Annual Convention. Many thanks to everyone who has sorted through their magazines and memories to give us all these dates and venues which appear on the list that follows, there is such a lot of information that it will take us some time to load it in the separate pages, but whilst we do that, here is the first listing of these events.

 
No Day Date Year Venue and additional information
1 Saturday March 16 1940 Ye Olde Cock Tavern, London
2 Saturday April 26 1941 Howard Hotel, London
3 Saturday March 14 1942 Howard Hotel, London
      1943 we cannot find anything about this - was it held ?
  Saturday March 18 1944 Howard Hotel, London
  Saturday March 17 1945 Howard Hotel, London
  Saturday March 23 1946 Howard Hotel, London
  Saturday March 15 1947 Howard Hotel, London
  Saturday March 12 1948 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday March 27 1949 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday March 18 1950 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday March 17 1951 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday March 15 1952 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday March 28 1953 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday March 27 1954 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday March 26 1955 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 7 1956 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 13 1957 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 12 1958 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 4 1959 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 2 1960 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 8 1961 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 8 1962 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 20 1963 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 11 1964 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 3 1965 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 30 1966 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 29 1967 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 27 1968 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday May 3 1969 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday May 16 1970 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday May 15 1971 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday May 13 1972 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday May 12 1973 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 20 1974 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 19 1975 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 24 1976 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 23 1977 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 22 1978 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 21 1979 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 26 1980 Friends Meeting House, Bell Street Birmingham
  Saturday April 25 1981 York Hall Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 17 1982 Centre Hotel Birmingham
  Saturday April 23 1983 Caxton Hall, London
  Saturday April 14 1984 Eccleston Hotel, London
  Saturday March 13 1985 New Ambassadors Hotel London
  Saturday April 5 1986 New Ambassadors Hotel London
  Saturday April 4 1987 Royal National Hotel, London
50 Saturday April 30 1988 GOLDEN JUBILEE - Royal National Hotel, London
51 Saturday April 22 1989 The Cresset Centre, Bretton, Peterborough
52 Saturday April 28 1990 Rivermead Centre, Reading
53 Saturday April 27 1991 The National Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham
54 Saturay May 2 1992 Pudsey Civic Centre, Leeds
55 Saturday April 24 1993 Hove
56 Saturday April 30 1994 UMIST Manchester
57 Saturday April 29 1995 Town Hall, Cheltenham
58 Saturday April 27 1996 The Lawns (actually the Lawn) Lincoln
59 Saturday April 26 1997 Guildhall, Southampton
60 Fri and Sat April 25 1998 Harvey Hadden Centre, Nottingham
61 Fri and Sat April 23 – 24 1999 Winsford Civic Hall, Cheshire
62 Fri and Sat April 28 – 29 2000 Leisure Centre, Watford
63 Fri and Sat April 27 – 28 2001 Leisure Centre, Yate
64 Fri and Sat April 26 – 27 2002 Stratford Leisure Centre, Stratford-on-Avon
65 Fri and Sat April 25 – 26 2003 Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
66 Fri and Sat April 23 – 24 2004 Winter Garden, Eastbourne
67 Fri and Sat April 29 –30 2005 Grand Hall, Spa Centre, Scarborough
68 Fri and Sat April 28 – 29 2006 Harvey Hadden Centre, Nottingham
69 Fri and Sat April 27 – 28 2007 Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Worcester
70 Fri and Sat April 25 – 26 2008 Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich
71 Fri and Sat April 24 – 25 2009 Xcel Leisure Complex, Walton-on-Thames
72 Fri and Sat April 23 – 24 2010 Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
73 Fri and Sat April 29 – 30 2011 Stratford on Avon
74 Fri and Sat April 27 – 28 2012 Lincoln Showground
75 Fri and Sat April 26 – 27 2013 Woking (our 75th Anniversary)
76 Fri and Sat April 25 – 26 2014 Southport Theatre & Conv, Centre 
77 Sat and Sun April 25 – 26 2015 Perdiswell Golf & Leisure Centre, Worcester
78 Sat and Sun April 30 – May 1 2016 Bracknell Leisure Centre,
79 Sat and Sun April 29 – 30 2017 Leisure Centre, Stratford upon Avon
80 Sat and Sun April 28 – 29 2018 Lynnsport, King’s Lynn
81 Fri and Sat April 26 -27 2019 De Vere, Nottingham 

 

1980
Birmingham
No information available.
1979
No information available.
1978
No information available.
1977
No information available.
1976
No information available.
1975
No information available.
1974
No information available.
1973
No information available.
1972
Caxton Hall, London
Held on Saturday 12th May from 10 am until 5pm in the Norfolk Room at Caxton Hall in Westminster, London SW1.
1971
No information available.