Pack your wants lists, we are on the road and heading to a place near you . . .
our next stop is Thursday 26th of May - NOTTINGHAM / EAST MIDLANDS BRANCH - from 7.30 until 9.30 p.m. at the West Bridgford Conservative Club, Rectory Road, West Bridgford NG2 6BG. They meet on the fourth Thursday of every other month, so this year they will be meeting on the 28th July, 22nd September, and 24th November.
That`s it for May, so lets turn over the calendar to :
Thursday 2nd of June - two events :
KENT CLUB from 4 p.m. at Crofton Halls, Crofton Lane, Orpington BR6 8PR. This is an excellent venue, right next to the Orpington Main Line Railway Station, and you can get a bus or train to the centre of Bromley, or even Central London which is only 25 minutes away. Alternatively, if coming by car, there is free on-site parking. The building itself is a modern complex with three halls for hire, and it hosts several other collectors fairs through the year, always proof of good facilities and lighting! Kent Card Club meet on the first Thursday of every month, apart from August. They also have a Christmas Event so watch this space for that nearer to the time.
NORTH EAST BRANCH starting at 6.30 p.m at Dunston U.T.S. Stadium, Wellington Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JL. Full travel details are at Dunston U.T.S. The rest of their 2022 dates are as follows - June 2nd - July 14th (with Sean Clover) - September 8th (a return visit for Mike Heard) - October 6th - and - November 10th (with Paul Lynch) There are no meetings in August or December.
Saturday 4th of June from 9.30 am to 3 pm - MIDDLESEX BRANCH meet at St. Hilda`s Church Hall, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, TW15 3JY. It is FREE admission to all collectors, whether they are CSGB members or not - there are dealers, a "bring and buy" auction of 80-100 lots starting at 1 pm, and they also offer FREE valuations. The rest of their 2022 calendar is : July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th.They do not meet in December.
Sunday June 5th, two events
YORKSHIRE BRANCH - from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Calverley Methodist Church, Carr Road, Calverley, Pudsey LS28 5PQ. From then on they will meet on the first Sunday of every month, same time, same venue.
WINCHESTER AND SOLENT BRANCH - from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 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, with a car park to the rear. It was refurbished in 2012 to give access for all, including a stairlift.
They were the first Branch to announce meeting dates for 2022 - and the rest of their calendar is July 3rd (2 - 4 pm), August 7th (2 - 4 pm), September 4th (2 - 4 pm), October 2nd (2 - 4 pm), November 6th (Autumn Rally, from 10 a.m.), December 4th (2 - 4 pm). A bit more about that Autumn Rally, they will have four or five dealers in attendance, and an auction of about 200 lots, which is also open to postal bidders. The catalogue will appear here nearer the time
Monday 6th of June - from 6 - 9 pm - when Northampton Cigarette Card Club will be at the Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton, NN3 3EP. Their meetings run every first Monday in the month, unless its Bank Holiday (on Bank Holiday weeks they move the meeting to the second Monday of the month) They normally aim to have one visiting dealer at each meeting. Their remaining calendar is July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th
Saturday 11th of June from 10 a.m. - LINCOLNSHIRE CLUB will be at Kirton Leisure Centre, 31a Willington Road, Kirton, Boston PE21 1EP. 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. The rest of their 2022 calendar is : July 2nd, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd. They do not meet in August.
Sunday June 12th, two events
HANTS & DORSET BRANCH - from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. - at their new venue, which is West Moors Memorial Hall, 231 Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 OHZ. Ample parking is available on site and there will be at least one dealer at every meeting, plus a chance for members to sell their own cards etc. Refreshments will also be available. If you cant make that, see you on September 11, or December 11
HANTS & SURREY BRANCH - from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - 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, which take place on every second Sunday of the month, start at 2pm and usually last for a couple of hours, and Quarterly Fairs like this one, which start at 10 a.m., and last all day, until about 4 pm, attracting local and national dealers.
|THE REST OF THE DATES ARE:|
|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|
Tuesday 14th of June - from 7 pm until 9.30 ish - when our Leicester Branch will be meeting at The Fairfield Inn, Gloucester Crescent, South Wigston, Leicester LE18 4BY. And remember they meet on the second Tuesday of every month.
Thursday 16th June - starting at 5 p.m. - 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 (Central Line, inside Travelcard Zone 1) These meetings take place every month, 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 includes items brought 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 are visiting for the day, why not pop in? This is a very friendly Branch which welcomes new faces. Their calendar is : Monday 18th July, Thursday 25th August, Monday 19th September, Thursday 20th October, Monday 21st November, Thursday 15th December
Friday June 17th - from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. - when NORTH WEST BRANCH will be meeting at Barton Village Hall Preston PR3 5AA. This is on the A6, three miles north of Junction 32 of the M6 and Junction 1 of the M55. Their 2022 calendar is August 19th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, December 16th.
There is no meeting in July
Saturday June 18th - from 9 a.m. with an auction at 1 p.m. - EAST ANGLIAN CARD COLLECTING CLUB will be waiting at Roydon Village Hall, High Road, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RB. You will find their auction catalogue on their website: http://www.eaccc.co.uk/ and that is well worth a read, not just because they also upload newsletters there!
The rest of their 2022 calendar is 16th July, 20th August, 17th September,15th October, 19th November, and 17th December
Sunday 19th of June - from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - SUSSEX CARD CLUB will be at Chailey Village Hall BN8 4DA. They meet on the third Sunday of each month, so June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, and November 27th (but November is to be confirmed)
Sunday, June 26th - LEA VALLEY CIGARETTE CARD CLUB - starting at 10 a.m. at North Weald Village Hall, 40 High Rd, North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16 6BU. The Village Hall has a large main hall with a capacity of 150 head, plus a licensed bar and committee room and a large car park directly behind. Visit: www.northwealdvillagehall.org for more details on the venue.
Lea Valley meetings take place on the fourth Sunday of every month except December, (which is moved to the 3rd Sunday, because of Christmas).
READING AND DISTRICT CIGARETTE CARD AND POSTCARD CLUB are currently sorting out their next dates. They meet from 7.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. at Charvil Village Hall, which you will find at the entrance to The Hawthorns, off Park Lane, Charvil RG10 9TR. Check out http://readingpostcards.com/ for breaking news. Fellow collectors 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, postcards, trade cards, packaging, and other ephemera.