Kent Card Club12th Sep 2017 by Michele Auborn
Secretary: Tony Atkins
Telephone: 01622 820263
You may not know this, but some years ago there were actually two card collecting clubs in Kent. One was the East Kent Branch, based in Canterbury and meeting at the Chaucer Club – the other was the North Kent Cigarette Card Club, based in Orpington and using Crofton Halls.
These days, just the one club, but coincidentally we still meet at one of the same venues – Crofton Halls, Crofton Lane, Orpington BR6 8PR – that’s right next to the Orpington Main Line Railway Station, and it’s a modern complex offering three halls for hire with it has free on site parking. But good bus and rail services also link the centre of Bromley, and Central London is only 25 minutes away.
Our monthly meetings start at 6 pm, and usually finish about 10 pm.
In December we hold a Christmas Special Event which starts at 10am and ends at 4pm, involving a raffle, refreshments and edibles, plus tables groaning with wonderful cards for you to buy. And may we say…excellent company. It was great to see so many friends at this year’s event. But if you missed it, there`s less than 12 months to go
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