Stop Press - we have meeting dates for 2024 - and 2025; supplied to us by East Anglia, Lea Valley and North East Branch. Well done - and thanks!
However we are sure there are more being decided, so do send us yours as soon as you can.
Now it is almost December, so we need to start thinking of the next batch of upgrades to this page. At the start of this year we linked the Branch and Club pages to this section, so you could click, hop over and read a bit more of their story. For next year we plan to add details of whether your branch or club charges any sort of admission, as well as your opening times, if not already listed. This is even more important because when we have enquiries from non members about the disposal of cards, and all manner of other matters, we always send them a link to this page. So if your Branch or club has not done that, or is not here yet, just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fit you in.
Now lets get our maps out and look when and where we are off to next.
Monday December 4th :
Northampton Branch meet from 6pm until 9 pm on the first Monday of every month at Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton NN3 3EP.
The venue has a large car park
And don`t forget this club runs their own website -https://www.northamptonanddistrictcigarettecardclub.com/
Thursday December the 7th :
Orpington North Kent Branch has been running for almost a year, and is very popular.
Admission is £2.
Meetings are the first Thursday of every other month, from 4 - 7.30 pm, at Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington BR6 8PR
The halls are right next to Orpington Main Line Railway Station, with Central London only 25 minutes away.
Or there is free on-site parking.
Sunday December 10th : three meetings !
Cheshire Branch meet at Larkhill Community Centre in Thorley Lane, Timperley WA15 7AZ.
Our meetings start at 10 am on the second Sunday of every other month, and admission is £2
Hants and Dorset Branch will be meeting from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. at West Moors Memorial Hall, 231 Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 OHZ
Ample parking is available on site and admission is free. Tea and coffee are also available. There is at least one dealer at every meeting, plus members can sell or swap amongst themselves, though if anyone wants to rent a table and sell from that they are very welcome, this costs just a few pounds.
Hants & Surrey Branch meet on the second Sunday of each month, split between half day regular meetings and quarterly all day fairs with visiting dealers which run from 10am until 4pm.
All these meetings take place at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DD.
This month, December, it is a regular half day meeting - which starts at 1.30 pm and goes on until 4.
Tuesday December 12th -
Leicester Branch will be at The Fairfield Inn, Gloucester Crescent, South Wigston, Leicester LE18 4BY.
They meet from 7 pm until 9.30ish on the second Tuesday of every month
Thursday December 14th -
Cotswold Branch meets every second Thursday of the month at The Village Hall, The Green, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham GL51 9SR.
Their meetings start at 7 pm
And this year this club celebrated its fortieth birthday, for it was on the 17th of March, 1983, at the Carlton Hotel, in Cheltenham, that three local card collectors met to discuss the formation of “a little card club”.
Friday the 15th of December -
North West Branch will be at Barton Village Hall, Preston PR3 5AA.
That is situated three miles north of Junction 32 on the M6 Motorway - or Junction 1 of the M55 Motorway.
Meetings run from 4 – 8 pm.
Saturday 16th December
East Anglian Card Collectors Club will be at Roydon Village Hall, High Road, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RB.
We meet from 8.30am until 3.00pm, with an auction at 1.00pm - and catalogues are online, a few weeks before each sale at our own website - the link to that catalogue is
Our annual subscription is £10, whilst guests, or non-members, are also very welcome to attend - they just pay £2 admission each time they come along.
And our dates, right through 2025, are
|Saturday 20th January||Saturday 18th January|
|Saturday 17th February||Saturday 15th February|
|Saturday 16th March||Saturday 15th March|
|Saturday 20th April||Saturday 19th April|
|Saturday 18th May||Saturday 17th May|
|Saturday 15th June||Saturday 21st June|
|Saturday 20th July||Saturday 19th July|
|Saturday 17th August||Saturday 16th August|
|Saturday 21st September||Saturday 20th September|
|Saturday 19th October||Saturday 18th October|
|Saturday 16th November||Saturday 15th November|
|Saturday 14th December||Saturday 13th December|
Thursday 21st December
London Branch will be at The Carpenters Arms, 12 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NE.
Meetings start at 5 pm and include visiting dealers, plus collectors also often bring cards to swap.
And there is an auction too, with over a hundred lots every time - that starts at 6.15 pm.
And so to January 2025 :
Lea Valley Card Club start their new year on January 28th at their regular venue of North Weald Village Hall, 40 High Rd, North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16 6BU.
Admission is £2 per person.
Meetings take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every other month - and don`t forget our auction; it starts at 1 pm.
Our 2025 dates are :
Sunday 28th January
Sunday 24th March
Sunday 2nd June
Sunday 28th July
Sunday 22th September
Sunday 24th November
2024 dates to be confirmed
Lincolnshire Branch from 10.30 am at Kirton Leisure Centre, 31a Willington Road, Kirton, Boston PE21 1EP.
Winchester & Solent at Botley Market Hall, Botley, near Southampton, SO32 2EA.
- March 7th, Mike Heard
- April 4th, Ordinary Meeting.
- May 9th, John Vardon
- June 6th, Ordinary Meeting.
- July 11th, Sean Clover.
- August, No Meeting.
- September 5th, Mike Heard
- October 3rd, Ordinary Meeting.
- November 14th, Paul Lynch.
- December, No Meeting