Meetings Programme

The Society presents a full and varied programme of events throughout the year. Evening meetings are held in Southampton. There is one afternoon meeting each month held in Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, just north of Southampton. Prospective members are welcome to attend the first meeting of the month to meet other members and sample the quality of evening provided.

Bugle Street and Chandler’s Ford Meetings:
We shall endeavour to follow Government guidance with respect to COVID-19. Read additional guidance from our past Chairman here.

Keep an eye on Auction News for auction details.

We will hold video meetings on the last Tuesday evening of the month at 7:30pm, as part of the 2022 programme as shown below. Contact for details.

Evening Meetings Afternoon Meetings
Evening meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph's Church Hall, Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH.
Start at 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm.
Location Map.
Afternoon meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in The Salisbury Room at St Boniface Church Centre, Hursley Road, Chandler’s Ford, SO53 2FT at 1.30 pm for 1.45 pm start.
For information regarding the afternoon meetings please contact Mike Vokes (023 8026 2551).
Location Map, and Map of the area.

At the first meeting of each month an invited speaker presents a philatelic display on a particular subject. Typically, 180 sheets of material are shown in two sessions with a break for viewing and discussion with coffee or tea, and biscuits. Minutes of recent meetings are available on our Postmark page.

2022 Programme of Society Meetings and Events
  January     
4 Member's displays '90' theme
COVID Update on programme changes for January and february  
13 Afternoon Meeting CF
18 Auction
25 Video - Centenary of 1st Flight into Australia - Peter Rix (Harrogate)
  February  
1 Submarine Mail of the 20th Century - Colin Tabeart
Rescheduled as a video meeting, same date.
V
10 Afternoon Meeting CF
15 Members' recent acquisitions, Members' queries & Bourse / Silent Auction. Vendor Form to be completed and brought to the meeting with your lot(s). B
19 London 2022 International Exhibition - (Feb 19-26) BDC, Islington,London N1
22 Video - Cover Stories - Early Postal Items in the Sudan - Malcolm Coe (Member) V
  March  
1 Danzig - Giles du Boulay B
8 Spring Committee meeting (7pm)
10 Afternoon Meeting CF
15 The Write Stuff - Wendy Buckle B
29 Video - Introduction to Collecting Postcards - Paul Brinklow (Guest) V
April
5 AGM & "Members' Competition" B
12 Video - Presentation to York P. S.: Airmails Down Under (Australia 1921 - 1939) - Alan Whittaker
14 Afternoon Meeting - rescheduled to 21st April CF
19 Auction
26 Video - Harrogate P. S. to visit with four short displays - Harrogate P. S. (Guests)
  May  
3 The GB George V definitive penny - Michael Sefi B
12 Afternoon Meeting CF
13 Video - Return visit by Southampton to Harrogate - Up to four So'ton Speakers V
17 90 years celebration / social evening / single sheet competition B
31 Video - Belgian Congo Stamps & Postal History 1886 - 1925 - Gerald Marriner (Guest)
  June  
7 Society Visit by Isle of Wight Stamp Club B
9 Afternoon Meeting CF
11 SWINPEX, St Joseph's School, Swindon  
14 Return visit to Isle of Wight Stamp Club IoW
21 Society Competitions & Bourse / Silent Auction
Winning entries to go forward to the HPF Howard White competition for HAMPEX 2022. Auction Vendor Form to be completed and brought to the meeting with your lot(s).
28 Video - London Coffee Houses and their Mail - Malcolm Gascoyne (Guest)
  July  
5 Plague pandemics - Chris Wheeler
14 Afternoon Meeting - 90 years Social Event CF
19 Auction [see Auction News]
26 Video - A visit to Harrogate (Early 20th Cen.) by Postcards - Keith Burton (Member)
  August  
2 Munich 1938: The Road to War - Tony Hickey B
11 Afternoon Meeting: Members' Auction CF
16 No Meeting  
  September  
6 Australia KGV era - Neville Carr B
8 Afternoon Meeting CF
20 Postcard Evening - members displays & Bourse - Postcard Society to attend, theme of 90 or 1932
24 HAMPEX 2022, Wickham  
27 Video - Going to Ceylon - Graham Winters (Guest)
28 Autumn Stampex (28/9 - 1/10) BDC, Islington, London N1 OQH
  October  
4 Visit by Thatcham Society B
13 Afternoon Meeting CF
15 Grand Auction, from 10:30 am Pear Tree Church Hall, 80, Peartree Road, SOUTHAMPTON,
SO19 7RT  
18 18 Members x 5 sheets (90 celebration) B
25 Video - Berlin Motor Show - Steve Gerrard (Member) V
  November  
1 President's Evening
8 Autumn Committee Meeting (7 pm)
10 Afternoon Meeting CF
15 Members' Letter X, Y & Z, Bourse / Silent Auction
29 Video - Early Spanish History & Culture - Edith Knight (Guest)
  December  
6 The Story of New Zealand Airmail - John Dorrington (Member) B
8 Afternoon Meeting CF
20 No Meeting  

Notes:


President's Evening 2019: Birthe King, courtesy Eddie Mays

Birthe King was the guest speaker at the 2019 President's Evening with her display entitled Denmark: Conscience, Conflict and Camps. Photo courtesy Eddie Mays.

President's Evening 2018: Clive Jones, courtesy Eddie Mays

Clive Jones was the guest speaker at the 2018 President's Evening with his display entitled Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain. Photo courtesy Eddie Mays.

Workshop, courtesy Steve Gerrard

Members discussing techniques at a workshop on How to Create a Philatelic Exhibit held at St Joseph's Church Hall, Bugle St, Southampton. Photo courtesy Steve Gerrard.

Typical speaker's evening in Southampton, courtesy Steve Gerrard

A meeting at St Joseph's Church Hall, Bugle St, Southampton. Photo courtesy Steve Gerrard.

Chandlers Ford sociable meeting 2015, photo courtesy Debbie Hindson

A summer afternoon "Sociable" meeting at Chandler's Ford, July 2015. Photo courtesy Debbie Hindson.

Details of other events in Hampshire and surrounding areas are available on the Hampshire Philatelic Federation and Bournemouth Philately websites. Details of National events are available from the ABPS Events Listing website.

Southampton DPS is affiliated to HPF and ABPS.

The HPF Bulletin may be downloaded from the Postmark page. ABPS News is available from the ABPS News page.

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