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 …. even if in these days of restriction it has to be a virtual visit only.
All our events used to 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 was recently made fully accessible for all our visitors, 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 is still co-hosting the Cartophilic Society Card Convention this year even though restrictions have changed the date! We are joining forces with our neighbours from the Hants and Dorset Branch, and we are going to make this the biggest convention ever.
Our card is number 15 of John Player`s “Racing Yachts”
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