Why was H G Wells our featured card, you may ask? Well he lived in the area, and, of course, keen readers of Wellsian fiction will know that the alien invaders in “The War of the Worlds” first land on a heath in Woking. Other cards show H G Wells himself, but this Brooke Bond is the only one we know that actually shows the long legged invaders. This was a very special event, marking the 75th Anniversary of the founding of The Cartophilic Society (in 1938). We were delighted to present the Cartophilic Cup to Mr. Devaney, and to bestow Life Membership on Mr Rogers, formerly our Postal Auction Secretary. The day was tinged with sadness, though, on hearing the announcement that our West Country Branch would be closing in the near future.