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!
Where does the time go! I am writing this in the week before Christmas, and another year has flown by. By the time you get this we will be in to 2020, so I hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
All card and ephemera collectors make a note in your diary now because our next card convention will take place on SATURDAY 25th and SUNDAY 26th APRIL 2020 at FIVE RIVERS LEISURE CENTRE, HULSE ROAD, SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE SP1 3NR ❄️❄️
Anyone want to buy a large cricket collection. Only joking! That is what I wrote on the Saturday afternoon of the 3rd Ashes Test. As you will know, England managed a magnificent 67 all out in their 1st innings, with only Root and Bairstow out to goo