2018 Convention


Our 72nd Annual Convention will take place between Wednesday 5th September 2018 and Sunday 9th September 2018 at the Homestead Court Hotel in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

The 2018 event is being hosted by the London Group of the CPSGB and takes place in the week before STAMPEX - the largest stamp exhibition and fair in the UK which is held in London.

The draft programme for the Convention is as follows:-

Wednesday 5th September.
3-00pm Meet and greet. Tea and Coffee.
6-00pm Evening Meal.
8-00pm Displays from Brian Stalker and Charles Livermore.
8-00pm Ladies informal get together and quiz evening.
10-00pm Informal Bourse and Auction viewing.

Thursday 6th September.
8-30am Executive Committee Meeting.
9-30am Members Displays up to 18 sheets with 5 minutes presentation.
12-30pm Break for lunch.
1-30pm approx. Excursion to Sopwith Air Museum and Swiss Garden. Return by 5-30pm
6-00pm Evening Meal.
8-00pm Displays from Dr Joachim Franck and John Cooper.
8-00pm Ladies craft meeting.
10-00pm Informal Bourse and Auction viewing.

Friday 7th September.
8-45am Fellows Meeting.
9-00am Committee Meeting.
10-30am Presentation by Kathy Hartley, Reference Librarian. Harry Sutherland Library of Vincent Graves Greene Foundation for Philatelic Research.
12-30pm Break for lunch.
1-30pm approx. Excursion to Shepreth Wildlife Park and Sanctuary. Return by 5-30pm.
6-00pm Evening Meal.
8-00pm Displays by The President and Colin Banfield.
8-00pm Ladies Meeting with visiting local speaker.
10-00pm Informal Bourse and Auction viewing.

Saturday 8th September.
9-00am Annual General Meeting
10-30am Competition entries on display and Judging Critique.
1-00 to 2-00pm Final viewing of Auction lots.
2-30pm Auction.
6-30pm Presidents Reception
7-00pm Banquet and Awards presentations.

Sunday 9th September.
Farewell's after Breakfast.

A booking form for the Convention can be found here.

An entry form for the Convention Competition can be found here.

Information on the Convention hotel can be found at www.bw-homesteadcourt.co.uk

Travel Details for getting to/from Welwyn Garden City.

By Air:- Welwyn is about 25 miles north of central London and is conveniently located for a number of airports with international and national connections including, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City, Stanstead and Luton. In addition to the many international flights available to Heathrow and Gatwick, we understand that a twice weekly service from New York and Toronto is due to commence into Stanstead in early 2018. Most european and UK airports have regular flights to one or all of the above airports.

By Rail:- Welwyn is on the main line out of London Kings Cross and is served by a regular approx half hourly service. Journey time is approx 30 mins. The hotel is about 10 minutes taxi ride form the station.

By Road:- the hotel is well served for road access being only 2 -3 miles from the main A1(M). See the map below. For those who use SAT NAV, the postcode is AL7 4LX. The hotel has ample car parking.





Last updated on 16 June, 2018  
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