Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Last Friday evening (21st) was cold and foggy – just right for the members’ displays on the theme of "Winter"! A wonderful show of differing interpretations on the theme ensued!
Margaret Lyth was "Waiting for Winter"; Gordon Shepherd needed some "Winter Vehicles" to get around while Sheila Sinclair pondered on "Aspects of Winter"; Bob Eadie was in reflective mood as he remembered his "Cruise to Egypt and Sicily"; Robert Millar stayed local with "Robins"; Philip Morgan-Klein let his mind stray over a "Winter Miscellany"; John Potter reminded us of the cold with "British Antarctic Territory"; and this theme was continued by Albert Tong showing "British Winter Stamps"; Eric Ross invited all to climb "Mountains in Winter" and sample the show at the top; and Brian Dow was sampling the snow in "Norway in Winter"; Raymond Baldock was staying by his fireside looking at "Old Foreign Christmas Cards"; and Ken Norris was posting his using various "Christmas Post Postmarks".
After the break – warmed up with mince pies – we once more were led, by Bill Jardine, to the snowy "British Antarctic Territory"; but both Derek Wiltshire and Margaret Allan showed us "Christmas Stamps" – both British and Foreign; Jessie Henderson reminded us of various "Historic Events of Winter"; Dr Ken Liddell was thinking about "World AIDS Day" – (1st December); and Walter Tytherleigh was also charitably considering "Winter Aid Issues"; David Haig gave an overview of winter issues of stamps for "Deutschland 2006"; Ken Matheson was energetically involved with "Winter Sports"; while his wife, Maureen, considered the more genteel "Winter Activities"; and the whole evening was finished with Paul McGowan reflecting on his recent summer holiday with the terracotta army in "China".
Ellen Currie expressed thanks to Philip Morgan-Klein for his able sponsoring of the evening – and also gave praise to all for the wonderful variety of displays on this one theme which had been enjoyed by everyone.
Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall is on Friday, 4th January, 2008 at 7:30pm when the Committee will "entertain".
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc will be very welcome to attend.