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. Please contact (02380 402194) for more information.

Bugle Street and Chandler’s Ford Meetings, ZOOM meetings:
With the change in Government directives regarding meeting restrictions Bugle Street meetings resumed on July 20th and Chandler's Ford meetings will restart on September 9th. Details are being published below as they become confirmed.

Keep an eye on Auction News for auction details.

From July we will hold video meetings on the last Tuesday evening of the month at 7:30pm, integrated into the main programme. 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.

2021 Programme of Society Meetings and Events
  August  
3 Members' Letter 'W' B
12 No Afternoon Meeting CF
17 No Meeting  
  September  
7 Geoffrey Eible-Kaye: Mail on Rail in Germany B
9 Afternoon Meeting CF
14 Committee Meeting
21 Annual General Meeting and single sheet competition
25 HAMPEX 2021, Wickham  
28 Malcolm Gascoyne: Development of De La Rue's stamp printing technology
29 Autumn Stampex (29/9 - 2/10) . BDC, Islington, London N1 OQH
  October  
5 Austin Mears: Norfolk Islands B
14 Afternoon Meeting CF
16 Grand Auction, from 10:30 am Pear Tree Church Hall, 80, Peartree Road, SOUTHAMPTON,
SO19 7RT  
15-16 Salisbury Stamp and Postcard Show Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR
19 Social Evening and members' single sheet display on the theme 'My Favourite Stamp', 'My Favourite Sheet of Stamps' or 'My Favourite Postal History Item(s)' B
26 Rex Dixon: Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia 1938/39
  November  
2 President's Evening - Graham Mark: Egypt and Palestine in WWI
11 Afternoon Meeting CF
16 Member's 15 sheets in 5 minutes / Bourse & Silent Auction
20 PandA Fair, Methodist Hall, St. James Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5HE www.pandafairs.co.uk  
30 Graham Winters (ABPS): Some Yorkshire Penny Blacks
  December  
7 Jim Rankin: Strike Mail B
9 Afternoon Meeting CF
14 Autumn Committee Meeting (7:30 pm) by ZOOM  V
21 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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