Our 73rd Annual Convention will take place between Wednesday 9th October 2019 and Sunday 13th October 2019 at the Rutland Arms Hotel in Bakewell, Derbyshire in the heart of the Peak District. Details of the hotel can be found at their website.
Some travel details on how to get to and from Bakewell can be found below.
An outline programme for the event is also listed below. Full details of the philatelic display programme and the partners events will be added soon. Whilst the arrangements for the two afternoon trips have not been fully finalised, the trips are likely to be to Hardwick Hall, home of ‘Bess of Hardwick’ and famous for its textiles, and Crich Tramway Village with a period street and vintage trams.
A booking form for the Convention can be found here. note that your bookings will need to be returned to Greg Spring no later than 9th July 2019. Note also that the hotel require us to provide a deposit of £150 per person for the bookings. This can either be sent to Greg (cheque made out to him) with your booking form or you can wait to be informed that the hotel has your provisional booking and then contact them with card details etc to confirm the booking.
Note also that our usual £10 registration fee for Convention will not apply this year - so a few extra £'s to psend in the bourse or the auction!
The Convention Competition entry form can be found here.
OUTLINE CONVENTION PROGRAMME
Wednesday 9 October.
TRAVEL DETAILS TO AND FROM BAKEWELL
If coming from outside the UK, the nearest international airport is Manchester (some 33 miles away and with the advantage of its own railway station) although many will probably prefer to fly into the London airports. See below for rail links from either option. Another nearby option is East Midlands airport (some 48 miles away).
Bakewell itself is not on the rail network. The nearest mainline station is at Chesterfield some 13 miles away. A taxi from Chesterfield Station to the Hotel will cost around £25 - £30.
Chesterfield is on the mainline from London to Sheffield and as such is served by regular fast trains. Typical frequencies and journey times are as follows:-
From London (St Pancras); every 30 mins - journey time approx 2 hours or a little less.
From Birmingham; every 30 mins - journey time approx 1 hour.
From Manchester Airport; two trains an hour- journey time approx 1 hour 45 mins with one change in Sheffield.
Details of rail links from other UK locations and for more details visit the National Rail website
Bakewell is located on the A6 and A619 roads, readily accessible from the M1 to the east, and the M60/M6 to the west. The Hotel is situated in the centre of the town and has adequate car parking on site/ opposite the hotel. For those of you with satnav, the postcode of the hotel is DE45 1BT.
|Last updated on 2 April, 2019||
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