Bon voyage Bill
Kirkcudbright Philatelic Society
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 email@example.com
New president Douglas Irving, right, and retiring president Bill Steel
Gathering The October meeting of Kirkcudbright Philatelic Society