Bookham Stamp Club celebrated its tenth birthday by holding a special luncheon in the Old Barn Hall on 29th October 2003. 65 people attended, and guests included the B.C.A President Beryl Warne, and Alan & Doreen Zoers. A highlight of the event was the presentation of Honorary Fellowship to Dot Gerrard, and in response to the toast to the Club by the President of the Federation of Surrey Philatelic Societies, Michael Lockton, Rodney Partridge gave an entertaining review of the Club’s progress and successes over the past ten years.
From small beginnings with meetings in the Waterfield Room, membership increased rapidly, necessitating a move firstly to the bigger Harrison Room, and then subsequently to the main hall. Now attendances are between 60 –70 at each meeting with a total membership of nearly 130.
The 10th Anniversary celebrated with a cake at the April meeting in 2003. The Chairman is flanked by the two co-founders, Rodney Partridge and John Salmon.