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Kirkcud­bright Philatelic So­ci­ety

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

The Oc­to­ber meet­ing of Kirkcud­bright Philatelic So­ci­ety saw the pres­i­den­tial chain of of­fice handed over to new pres­i­dent, Dou­glas Irv­ing, by re­tir­ing pres­i­dent, Bill Steel.

Bill and his wife are mov­ing to Brussels to stay with their son and daugh­ter-in-law and fam­ily.

Bill is a keen col­lec­tor of items of postal his­tory, fea­tur­ing stamps on cover with postal can­cel­la­tions. These have largely fea­tured in dis­plays given by him dur­ing the first of what was to have been two years as so­ci­ety pres­i­dent.

Dou­glas shares this in­ter­est in postal his­tory as well as stamp col­lect­ing in gen­eral and lo­cal post­cards.

Kirkcud­bright Philatelic So­ci­ety was started in 1966 with founder mem­bers Alan Kin­n­ear, Well­wood McCall and Jackie Pater­son still in reg­u­lar at­ten­dance at meet­ings.

The so­ci­ety meets on the sec­ond Fri­day of each month in the Catholic Hall at 7.30pm from Septem­ber to May each year and of­fers a var­ied pro­gramme to any­one with an in­ter­est in stamps and post­cards. So­ci­ety meet­ings in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber will fea­ture, on Novem­ber 10, mem­bers’ stamps on the theme of trans­port and, on De­cem­ber 8, mem­bers will bring along for dis­play 10 sheets show­ing lat­est ac­qui­si­tions or items of in­ter­est.

An open in­vi­ta­tion to read­ers to come along is ex­tended.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from Kirkcud­bright Philatelic So­ci­ety sec­re­tary, Glynne Shack­le­ton on glyn­neshack­le­ton@ya­

New pres­i­dent Dou­glas Irv­ing, right, and re­tir­ing pres­i­dent Bill Steel

Gath­er­ing The Oc­to­ber meet­ing of Kirkcud­bright Philatelic So­ci­ety

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