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Past Events 2014

19th November 2014. John Powell: The Metropolitan Railway.

John gave us a nostalgic trip back in time reminding us of many locations that are now out of reach by Rail.

The Metropolitan railway started operations 150 years ago with a line from Paddington to Farringdon and people soon realised that Letters and parcels would reach their destination in a much shorter space of time than by the regular postal service. Postage stamps were issued to railway stations and customers were charged at the usual postal rate, The stamps were cancelled by pencil or pen with a bold cross. 66,000 were issued and although not valuable are relatively scarce, Two printers were involved in their production, Waterlow and Blacklock, which resulted in many variations in a single stamp issue and Johns extensive collection covered the whole spectrum.

24th September 2014

A visit to the Henley on Thames Philatelic Society with lunch and a stroll by the Thames

A walk by the river

A gold box for the British Rowing Team at Henley

Our Secretary displaying at the Henley Philatelic Society.

June 18th: Gerald Marriner, The German Occupation of the Channel Islands

Gerald Showed items from his collection to cover this fascinating subject in the history of W.W.II. The channel Islands were the only part of the U.K. to be occupied by the Germans and because of their location became more of a hindrance than a help to the German Forces. Gerald showed the problems encountered with the printing of stamps, the strict rules governing the mail in and out of the Islands and the hardship encountered by both the enemy, the migrants brought in to work for the Germans, and the Occupants of the islands. Overcrowding became a big problem when they were eventually cut off from both Britain and Europe with food supplies and fuel becoming very scarce.

Gerald's display proved a very in depth study into the life on the Islands during the occupation with many scarce items on view.

May 28th

Members enjoy a lunch and a chat at our annual society Dinner.

10th May 2014

Three members of the society travelled to Cambridge for the annual Mid-Anglian convention of stamp clubs. Leighton Buzzard scored well enough in the competition to win the Thematic class, come second in the one country and third for Postal History, Pictured here are Margaret Harris and Richard page after receiving their awards.

Out of the 20 societies within the federation Leighton Buzzard came second to Kings Lynn.

16th March 2014 - Visit from Pinner

Roger Borman from the Pinner Philatelic Society came to Leighton/Linslade on what will be an exchange visit. Roger is a specialist in the Postcards of Donald McGill who issued vast amounts of what was to become known as Sea-side postcards. They reflected the humour of their day and lasted for many years with copies and reproductions still to be found at popular seaside resorts. In total 9 to 10 thousand different cards were issued and a vast amount were on display this evening.

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