Convention 1950

Saturday 18th March - LONDON

held at Caxton Hall. The AGM started at 2.30pm. 

Caxton Hall was once the local seat of government, but after the creation of the much enlarged City of Westminster in 1900, it was renamed as Caxton Hall in order to commemorate the printer, William Caxton, who had not only once been almoner of Westminster Abbey but had set up the first printing-press ever known in England in an unused chapel there, the first book printed being "The Game and Playe of the Chesse" in 1474. In fact the Christmas edition of the Cartophilic World 1951 vol 9 no.96 p.1078 tells us that the Whitbread Inn Sign of The William Caxton in Tenterden, designed by Violet Rutter, is based on a woodcut of King Canute learning chess which appears in that very book. Tenterden is the birthplace of William Caxton.