January 2017

The Members’ day attended by 58 members in January consisted of a variety of wonderful topics. In the first half we had Barry Brown showing some WW1 silk postcards and postmarks along with his Grandfather’s medals. John Lea was his usual knowledgeable self with a frame on the stamps of the Falkland Island. Following John was Malcom Cole with an extraordinary three frames on the Red Cross from around the world. James Podger brought the first half to a close with his Welsh pre-stamp postal history including a letter from the Battle of Trafalgar.In the second half we had Michael Lockton showing us some wonderful Devon postal history. Paul Taylor displayed some modern Austrian covers. This was followed with Simon McArthur’s super display of the Hitler Youth. Last but not least was our Vice-Chairman, Christine Earle showing and explaining through PowerPoint the history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Photos are in the order of the displays described.