Winchester & Solent Branch15th January 2015 by Sam Whiting
Branch Secretary: Keith Miller
Telephone : 01243 865147
All card collectors are welcome to visit our friendly Branch …. so why not come and have a look around…
All our events take place at Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, near Southampton SO30 2EA >
It is now a Grade 2 Listed Building right in the centre of the village, originally built in 1850 – and refurbished in 2012. It has a large hall and a smaller meeting room, plus a car park to the rear, and we are delighted to say it has now been made fully accessible, it even has a stairlift to the upstairs meeting room!
By the way our miniature-style image is actually the centre section of a vintage postcard issued by F.G.O. Stuart at the turn of the last century, but it is amazing how little the exterior of this hall has changed in that time
🌟 BREAKING NEWS 🌟
Our Branch will be co-hosting the Cartophilic Society Card Convention next year! We are joining forces with our neighbours from the Hants and Dorset Branch to make this the biggest convention ever. Watch this space for all the news, which we will upload as it happens.
A REPORT FROM THE MAY FAIR ….✒️
(by Club Secretary Keith)
Our Spring Fair was attended by local and visiting dealers and was a very successful day, with many thanks being due to all our member helpers; the numbers of visitors remains well up from last year, and lively bidding took place at the 200 lot auction, which was also open to postal bidders. Contact the Secretary, above, for more details and a catalogue. We received over 100 postal bids this time! Also we noticed a larger than usual turnout in the room, but thanks to our auctioneer, and President, the bidding was both brisk, and kept under control.
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
This trade card celebrates the Olney race. It has been run in the Buckingham Town every year since 1445. The participants run with a pancake in a frying pan and must flip it at the start and end. Men are also allowed to compete, but also have to wea
If you need a quick break from sorting cards, get your coat on, go outside, and scan the sky for this amazing constellation. Last year 2300 people took part in an annual event which briefly just asks you to count how many stars you can see in Or
We cant let this day go by without some cartophilic commemoration. After all it is the date that our feathered friends traditionally choose their mates. So why not! The vintage image we choose as our featured card is a reminder of how times change, a