Stamp club starts new session
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.