Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"Food & Drink"
The topical subject of "Food & Drink" entertained our members at this, the last, meeting of the old year.
Ken Norris got the ball rolling with material from Baxters of Speyside showing postcards and Meter Marks. With Speyside being the area, the subject matter quickly got to Whisky, with some labels and humourous postcards. Derek Wiltshire showed us postcards from Zanzibar featuring food such as rice, coconuts and vegetables. Julia McLeod and Brian Dow quickly restored the Scottish theme, both showing labels from drinks bottles, with Brian concentrating on Perthshire and "Famous Grouse" in particular. Margaret Allan gave us our Christmas Dinner while Andy Napier treated us to the "exotic" with some Fijian food & drink. Ken Mathieson took us back to Ancient Egypt with aspects of farming, hunting and partying with Margaret Lyth giving us a "Culinary Dissertation"
Round two started with "Glenlivet & the Whisky Trail" by John Potter followed by Sheila Sinclair on the basics; Water, bread, fish, beef & poultry. Alex Magowan showed us food & drink from "Down Under", much of which was rugby related, and Sam Sankus labels with a drinks connection, many of which featured on match boxes. Bill Jardine dealt with developing African farming, both beef & sheep, as well as fishing, finishing off with a set of stamps depicting Chinese food. Paul McGowan concentrated on Freedom from Hunger, the provision of water, soil conservation and the reduction of pollution while Maureen Mathieson took us the whole way through the Christmas party with herbs, vegetables, fish, meat & game, fruit & nuts, bread, tea, coffee and chocolate. Frank Jardine showed us some tea & coffee labels along with food & drink related Robert Burns material. Finally organiser Elsie Miller showed us "Food you can eat, and food you can't".
Alan Wishart proposed the Vote of Thanks.