Here are the meeting dates of our clubs and branches. Some have not yet resumed, but we hope there is one of these near you, or near enough to motor out to on a crisp Winter`s day. Remember if you hear of any others, all you have to do is email them to firstname.lastname@example.org – because the success of this new section depends on you … and also do please tell us if you hear of any changes to any club venues, dates, times, etc, or if your local club is not yet featured here.
And Our Next Event is:
Sunday December 5th will see Winchester and Solent Branch holding their final meeting of 2021 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 to all areas, and it even has a stairlift.
And after that, there are still more events taking you to the end of the year - these are
Monday December 6th we will be at Northampton Cigarette & Card Club, whose meetings are still the first Monday in the month, unless its bank holiday, and they still run from 6 – 9 pm. This is their final 2021 meeting, and visiting dealers have been booked, so why not nip along to the Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton, NN3 3EP. Like all our Branches and Clubs, new members will be made very welcome.
And now, to our Christmas Events
Friday 10th December sees us in the Cotswolds, and it is their Christmas event. They have a large catchment area and would love to see local collectors.
Saturday 11th December is The Kent Card Club`s Grand Christmas Event at Crofton Halls, Crofton Lane, Orpington BR6 8PR. It runs from 10 am until 3 pm. Entrance is £1 and under 16s are free. There is a grand raffle at 2pm with over twenty prizes, including a Marks and Spencer hamper valued at £100. Tickets for this are available up to the draw time. There are also hot and cold drinks and sandwiches for sale.
Festive mode at London Branch too, who warmly welcome you to their Christmas meeting on Thursday 16th December at “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) 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 of the dealers, or pick up a few keenly priced lots from the regular auction? This is a very friendly Branch and they welcome new faces.
And we just received their 2022 Calendar - which is :
|Monday 17th January||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|
On Saturday the 18th of December meet East Anglia Cigarette Card Club at Roydon Village Hall, High Road, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RB. The event starts at 9am and there is an auction at 1pm. Their latest newsletter is at http://www.eaccc.co.uk/archive.htm (publishing date 23rd October) and this contains more on these Christmas festivities, plus next year`s meeting dates !
That`s currently the last event for 2021, so lets move on to next year!
Middlesex Branch returns on New Year`s Day 2022. They meet at St. Hilda`s Church Hall, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3JY every month next year except for December. Doors open at 9.30 am, and close at 3pm, and admission to this event is FREE - there are visiting dealers, there is a "bring and buy" auction with 80-100 lots of cards and assorted cartophilic material starting at 1 pm, and they also offer FREE valuations. I`m off to look at my map right now!
|January 1st||February 5th||March 5th|
|April 2nd||May 7th||June 4th|
|July 2nd||August 6th||September 3rd|
|October 1st||November 5th|
.January 2nd will see Winchester and Solent Branch 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 to all areas, and it even has a stairlift !
They are proud to have been the first to announce their meeting dates for 2022
|January 2nd (2 - 4 pm)||February 6th (2 - 4 pm)||March 6th (2 - 4 pm)|
|April 3rd (2 - 4 pm)||May 1st (Spring Rally, starting 10am)||June 5th (2 - 4 pm)|
|July 3rd (2 - 4 pm)||August 7th (2 - 4 pm)|
Hants and Surrey Branch are now taking a Christmas break but will return on January 9th 2022, and here is their 2022 calendar
|January 9th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm||February 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||August 14th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm||September 11th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm|
|October 9th : 10.00 am - 4.00 pm||November 13th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm||December 11th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm|
We are delighted to hear that Reading & District Cigarette Card and Postcard Club are back! They have had a few events already, and next up is their Christmas Party, but this is for members only. They start the 2022 season on Thursday 13th January, full details of which appear at http://readingpostcards.com/
Winchester and Solent Branch will also return in the New Year, meeting between 2 and 4 pm at Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, near Southampton SO30 2EA.