Henley & District Philatelic Society

 

Meetings normally take the form of a short introduction followed by a talk by a guest speaker or member on a particular area of collecting with a coffee break at half time. Please see our programme for the wide range of subjects covered. Zoom meetings generally start at 7.30pm.

Subscriptions are a modest £15 per annum which enables members to attend all of the society meetings.

For further information please contact Ian on 01491 873 928 or Dave on 01491 612 200 or send an email to:

henleyphilatelic@googlemail.com

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How to find us

If travelling from Henley proceed up the Fair Mile on to the dual carriageway and turn right where indicated for Bix:

 

 Bix & Assendon Village Hall, Rectory Lane, Bix RG9 6BS.

 

History of the Society

The Henley and District Philatelic Society was founded by the late Mr C.F. Weaver (Councillor) in the autumn of 1966.

He had thought of the idea and mentioned it to the then sub-postmaster at the Newtown Post Office in Reading Road, Henley, asking him to tell anyone he knew who collected postage stamps and who might be interested. An advertisement was inserted in the Henley Standard at the time.

The first meetings were held in the Mayor’s Parlour in Henley Town Hall but as the membership grew a room was hired at the Technical College, Deanfield Road, for a monthly meeting during the autumn and winter months. Meetings were then transferred to a site in the old Infants School in Greys Road.

Other venues were sought and for some years now the Society has been meeting at the Bix Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, for displays from visiting societies, auctions, competitions and with opportunities to learn, to exchange views and material and so enjoy this interesting and absorbing hobby.

During the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21, the Club has evolved and embraced meeting by Zoom, enabling members of other philatelic societies and former members who have left the area to participate.

Welcome!     

 

Members of Henley & District Philatelic Society are getting into their stride with Zoom displays and are honing their scanning, Powerpoint and Sharescreen skills to provide very clear, informative and entertaining evenings on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (please note that we are moving to 2nd and 4th Mondays wef 22 March 2021 while we meet by Zoom).  We are also welcoming members of other societies to join us and contribute.

New members are welcome and please feel free to attend any meeting with no obligation to join. Membership is open to all types of collector from novices to the advanced and the society caters for a wide range of philatelic interests. Our members collect Great Britain, Commonwealth, Foreign, Postal History and Thematic subjects and much else.

 

 

Visitors since May 2007:



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The Society is on holiday for the summer.  We’re back in September.