Convention 1950

Caxton Hall, London
The 1950 Cartophilic Society AGM was held at Caxton Hall in Westminster, London. The meeting started at 2.30pm. Caxton Hall was once the local seat of government, but after the creation of the much enlarged City of Westminster in 1900, it was renamed as Caxton Hall in order to commemorate the printer, William Caxton, who had not only once been almoner of Westminster Abbey but had set up the first printing-press ever known in England in an unused chapel there, the first book printed being “The Game and Playe of the Chesse” in 1474. The Hall had been long associated with several cigarette card events. We are not entirely sure why.