Stamp club starts new ses­sion

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Staff reporter

The La­nark­shire Philatelic So­ci­ety started thir new ses­sion last week, and gave a warm wel­come to their old­est mem­ber.

He­len Bruce is aged 99 and at­tends meet­ings as of­ten as she is able.

New pres­i­dent Gary Cheyne pre­sented a dis­play on the First World War. He in­formed the meet­ing that this had arisen from help­ing his son with his school his­tory project on the sub­ject.

He out­lined the course of the con­flict with philatelic ma­te­rial from var­i­ous coun­tries as well as the East­ern Front and Western Front. The Gal­lipoli cam­paign was cov­ered, as was the en­try of the USA into the war in 1917.

Var­i­ous cards were shown which il­lus­trated the con­tro­versy sur­round­ing the ac­tions of Earl Haig. There were also cards with po­ems writ­ten by the war poets and oth­ers that showed car­toons that were drawn at the front.

The im­me­di­ate past-pres­i­dent, Terry Woods, led mem­bers in giv­ing warm thanks for pre­sent­ing“a won­der­fully de­tailed dis­play of the cause and ul­ti­mate progress of the First World War”.

The so­ci­ety’s next meet­ing will be on Fri­day, Septem­ber 21, in Cale­do­nian Bowl­ing Club, Mother­well Road, Hamil­ton. Pro­ceed­ings will start at 7.30pm and guest speaker David Stalker will present a dis­play about New Zealand. Any­one with an in­ter­est in stamps, postal his­tory or post­cards is wel­come to at­tend.

Go on­line to www.la­nark­shireps.co.uk for more de­tails of the so­ci­ety’s pro­gramme.

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