We are taking a short break now until we regroup. Our next meetings are both on February 5th.
The nearest one for our southerly readers is Middlesex Branch. Their next event is on February 5th, at St. Hilda`s Church Hall, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, TW15 3JY - 9.30 am to 3 pm, its FREE admission - there are dealers, a "bring and buy" auction of 80-100 lots starting at 1 pm, and they also offer FREE valuations.
And if you can`t make this one, these events run through the year on the first Saturday of the month, every month except for December.
|x Jan 1st (2 - 4 pm) x||February 5th||March 5th|
|April 2nd||May 7th||June 4th|
|July 2nd||August 6th||September 3rd|
|October 1st||November 5th||NO DECEMBER MEETING|
The other meeting on February 5th is at Lincolnshire Club, they meet at Kirton Leisure Centre, 31a Willington Road, Kirton PE21 1EP. That is part of Boston. The last we heard they are currently still playing it safe with hand sanitizer at the entrance plus in the toilets, and there is also a track and trace near the entrance.
Their 2022 calendar is :
|x January 8th x||February 5th||March 5th|
|April 2nd||May 7th||June 11th|
|July 2nd||NO AUGUST||September 3rd|
|October 1st||November 5th||December 3rd|
Sunday 6th February - Winchester and Solent Branch who meet between 2 and 4 pm at Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, near Southampton SO30 2EA. Originally built in 1850, this hall is right in the centre of the village, and has a car park to the rear. It was refurbished in 2012 to give full access for all, including a stairlift.
They were the first to announce their meeting dates for 2022 which are
|x Jan 2nd (2 - 4 pm) x||February 6th (2 - 4 pm)||March 6th (2 - 4 pm)|
|April 3rd (2 - 4 pm)||May 1st (Spring Rally, from 10am)||June 5th (2 - 4 pm)|
|July 3rd (2 - 4 pm)||August 7th (2 - 4 pm)||September 4th (2 - 4 pm)|
Monday 7th of February - and every first Monday in the month, unless its bank holiday, why not visit Northampton Cigarette & Card Club. Their meetings run from 6 – 9 pm at the Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton, NN3 3EP.
Thursday 10th February - Reading & District Cigarette Card and Postcard Club will be returning to Charvil Village Hall, which you will find at the entrance to The Hawthorns, off Park Lane, Charvil RG10 9TR. However we have a feeling that this is a members only event, a grand auction. We are checking up though. But of course you can join the club online right now at their own website - http://readingpostcards.com/
The meetings run from 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm and visitors are made very welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Cartophilic Society, nor join at your first event, and their members collect cigarette cards, trade cards, and postcards, plus other ephemera.
Sunday 13th February - Hants and Surrey Branch at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DD, an attractive hall with an interesting story. The Branch has two types of meetings; regular Branch meetings, like this one, which take place on every second Sunday of the month, start at 2pm and usually last for a couple of hours, and their Quarterly Fairs, which start at 10 a.m., and last all day, attracting local and national dealers, and including a 300+ lot auction from 2.30 p.m. until about 4 p.m.And here is their 2022 calendar
|x Jan 9th : 1.30 - 4.00 x||Feb 13th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm||March 13th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm|
|April 10th : 10.00 am - 4.00 pm||May 8th - outing day - tba||June 12th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm|
|July 10th : 10.00 am - 4.00 pm||Aug14th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm||Sept 11th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm|
|Oct 9th : 10.00 am - 4.00 pm||Nov 13th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm||Dec 11th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm|
Thursday 17th February - London Branch warmly welcome you to “The Carpenters Arms” 12, Seymour Place, Marble Arch, Central London W1E 7NE – its a five minute walk from the Marble Arch Underground Station (on the Central Line, inside Travelcard Zone 1)
These branch meetings take place every month, starting at 5 pm; there is usually at least one dealer in attendance with a good stock of cards, at prices to attract all collectors, and an excellent auction with approximately 100 lots that starts at 6.15, and that includes items which are brought along on the day by our members. As our Branch Secretary says “…you`ll struggle to find better priced cards anywhere, let alone in The Capital City”.
So if you work in London, or have been down there pre-Christmas shopping, or day tripping, why not extend your time in our Capital City and have a quick browse. This is a very friendly Branch and they welcome new faces.
Their 2022 Calendar is :
|x Monday 17th Jan x||Thursday 17th February||Monday 21st March|
|Thursday 21st April||Monday 16th May||Thursday 16th June|
|Monday 18th July||Thursday 25th August||Monday 19th September|
|Thursday 20th October||Monday 21st November||Thursday 15th December|
Saturday the 19th of February, East Anglia Cigarette Card Club will be waiting at Roydon Village Hall, High Road, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RB.
The event starts at 9am and there is an auction at 1pm. The catalogue is up already at http://www.eaccc.co.uk/auctions.htm
And if you want to read more about this club why not go off and check out their own fun packed website, which is at http://www.eaccc.co.uk/
Finally, a huge welcome back to Hants and Dorset Branch. Their first meeting will be on March 13th and they would love to see YOU at their brand new venue, which is West Moors Memorial Hall, 231 Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 OHZ.
The meeting runs from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. More details will follow
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