Meetings Programme

The Society presents a full and varied programme of events throughout the year. Evening meetings are held in Bursledon, just east of 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.

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 programme as shown below. Contact for details. A selection of past presentations may be viewed in our Video Library.

Bursledon and Chandler’s Ford Meetings:

Evening Meetings Afternoon Meetings
Evening meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at St. Pauls Church, 2 Oak Rd, (just off Chamberlayne Road), Bursledon, Southampton SO31 8DT.
Start at 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm.
Location Map .
Note: this is our new meeting location for 2024.
Afternoon meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in St Boniface Church Hall, Hursley Road, Chandler’s Ford, SO53 2FT at 1.15 pm for 1.30 pm start.
For information regarding the afternoon meetings please contact Peter Bruce (01962 866742).
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.

2024 Programme of Society Meetings and Events
  January     
2 No Meeting
11 Afternoon Meeting CF
16 Auction
30 Video - SDPS Jamboree [Various]
  February  
6 Poland at War - Albert Jackson B
8 Afternoon Meeting CF
13 Spring Committee meeting (7pm)  
20 Members' Evening: letter C B
27 Video - The Development of Postal Communications in Sudan - Richard Stock V
  March  
5 The Postal Stationery of the Orange Free State - Michael Smith B
14 Afternoon Meeting CF
19 Social Competition to be judged by members and Bourse/Silent Auction B
23 Members Auction Chandler's Ford CF
26 Video - Puerto Rico - Janet and Nick Nelson V
April
2 AGM & Queries and Recent Acquisitions B
11 Afternoon Meeting CF
16 Auction [see Auction News]
30 Video - Illustrated Airgraphs of WW2 - Daphne McMillan
  May  
7 Another Bloody Railway Part 3, 1912 to August 1914 - Rosemary Pugh B
9 Afternoon Meeting CF
21 Social Evening and Single Sheet Competition B
28 Video - Supermarket Philately (1) - Jean Alexander
  June  
1 RINGPEX 2024, Ringwood BH24 1DW  
4 Visitor displays - Isle of Wight Stamp Club
(2pm for 2:30pm afternoon meeting)
B
8 SWINPEX 2024, Grange Leisure & Community Centre, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN3 4JY  
 11 Visit to the Isle of Wight Stamp Club IoW
13 Society Competition & Afternoon Meeting CF
18 Members' Evening & Bourse / Silent Auction
 24 Committee Meeting (7 pm) [Rescheduled from 12th]  
25 Video - Rowland Hill, Genius and Benefactor - Alan Godfrey
  July  
2 Helimail: Helicopters and Helicopter Mail - Mike Breward
11 Afternoon Meeting - Social Event CF
11-14 Philatelic Congress of Great Britain, Leonardo Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton SO15 1AG
16 Auction
30 Video - The KGV Photogravure Overprints for the Morocco Agencies - Tony Standford
  August  
6 The Development of Man-Powered Boats - David Walker B
8 Afternoon Meeting: Members' Auction CF
20 No Meeting  
  September  
3 The Postal and Internal Markings of the Royal Navy - Bill Pipe B
12 Afternoon Meeting CF
17 Members Evening and 16 sheets in 5 minutes
21 HAMPEX 2024, Wickham  
24 Video - The Cyprus Government Railway - Jim Wigmore
  October  
1 And I Still Don't Know What to Collect! - Paul Latham-Warde B
8 Committee Meeting (7pm)  
10 Afternoon Meeting CF
15 Auction B
23 Autumn Stampex (23/10-26/10) , BDC, Islington, London N1 OQH
29 Video - The Life and Times of Ahmed, Shah of Persia 1909 - 1925 - Nigel Gooch V
  November  
5 President's Evening: Pageants - Brian Hague
14 Afternoon Meeting CF
19 Members' Letter D
26 Video - Mail between the Netherlands and GB - Philip Longbottom
  December  
3 Aspects of Germany and Christmas Refreshments - Steve Gerrard & German Society B
12 Afternoon Meeting and Christmas Refreshments CF
17 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. Photo courtesy Steve Gerrard.

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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