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.
Subscriptions are a modest £10 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:
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.
The Henley & District Philatelic Society meets at 8.00 pm twice monthly on a Wednesday at Bix Village Hall just outside Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire.
New members are welcome and please feel free to come along to 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:
28/4/16 Report of Meeting
13/4/16 Report of Meeting
23/3/16 Report of Meeting
17/2/16 Programme Update
10/2/16 Report of Meeting
27/1/16 Report of meeting
25/1/16 Revision to Auction Lot 272 image
16/1/16 Press Articles page added
16/1/16 Society Competition Rules published
15/1/16 Auction list published
13/1/16 Report of Meeting
Changes to April and May Programmes
25/11/15 Report of Meeting
11/11/15 Report of Meeting
28/10/15 Report of Meeting
14/10/15 Report of Meeting
23/9/15 Report of Meeting
24/6/15 Report of Meeting
9/9/15 Report of Meeting
13/5/15 Report of Meeting
22/4/15 Report of Meeting
8/4/15 Report of Meeting
27/3/15 Programme Alterations
25/3/15 Report of Meeting
11/2/15 Report of Meeting
28/1/15 Report of Meeting
27/1/15 Auction List published
14/1/15 Report of Meeting
Major New Postal History Site:
King George V at the British Postal Museum & Archive:
British Library Philatelic Collection Curator’s
Next: 11th May
Postcard Displays (Reading Postcard Club)