Pack your wants lists, we are on the road and heading to a place near you . starting on :
Saturday 2nd of July - with two events
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 August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th. They do not meet in December.
from 10 a.m. - LINCOLNSHIRE CLUB will be at Kirton Leisure Centre, 31a Willington Road, Kirton, Boston PE21 1EP. The rest of their 2022 calendar is : September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd. They do not meet in August, so do try to get there before the break!
Sunday 3rd of July - two events
from 1 pm until 4 pm - YORKSHIRE BRANCH meet at Calverley Methodist Church, Carr Road, Calverley, Pudsey LS28 5PQ. And the first Sunday of every month, same time, same venue.
from 2 pm until 4 pm - WINCHESTER AND SOLENT BRANCH meet 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. The rest of their calendar is 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 4th of July - 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 dates are August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th
Thursday 7th of July - from 4 pm - KENT CLUB meet 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.
Sunday July 10th - from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm - Hants & Surrey Branch will be 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.
Their next dates are
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 and December 11th : 1.30 - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 12th of July - 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 14th of July - starting at 6.30 pm- NORTH EAST BRANCH will be at Dunston U.T.S. Stadium, Wellington Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JL. On that night the guest dealer is Sean Clover. Full travel details can be found at the Dunston U.T.S. website
The rest of their 2022 dates are as follows - 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 16th of July - 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 20th August, 17th September,15th October, 19th November, and 17th December
Sunday 17th of July - 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 August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, and November 27th (but November is to be confirmed)
Monday 18th July - starting at 5 p.m. - when 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 Thursday 25th August, Monday 19th September, Thursday 20th October, Monday 21st November, Thursday 15th December
Sunday, July 24th - 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).
Thursday 28th of July - - from 7.30 until 9.30 pm - NOTTINGHAM / EAST MIDLANDS BRANCH meet at the West Bridgford Conservative Club, Rectory Road, West Bridgford NG2 6BG. Their meetings are on the fourth Thursday of every other month, so this year they will be meeting on the 22nd September, and 24th November.
Friday August 19th - 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 , September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, December 16th.
Sunday September 11 - from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m - Hants & Dorset Branch will be 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. But if you cant make that, see you on December 11
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.