Convention 1997

Saturday 26th April - SOUTHAMPTON

We had a hat trick of hosting branches this year, Winchester and Solent, Hants and Dorset, and Hants and Surrey, which meant there is no shortage of willing helpers. This was not the first time the trio have been linked together – when Winchester and Solent first thought of starting a branch, their first job was to agree on a club name which would not included Hampshire, to avoid confusion with the two other local branches, namely Hants and Surrey and Hants and Dorset.

All three were mentioned on the most attractive commemorative card showing three ocean liners, a familiar sight in the area, and proof of Southampton`s daily trade in leisure travel. The artwork was designed by Paul Marchant. 

1997 Convention Commemorative Card