Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Mr Bill Wilkie
“The Ancient World” – was the title of Display
given by the new President, Mr Bill Wilkie, at the opening meeting of the
Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday, 4th September, 2009.
With the aid of stamps,
postcards, covers, postmarks members learnt that
Bill then displayed,
first, different aspects of ancient Greece – Olympian gods; Religion and
Mythology; Famous Greeks (including Homer and Aristotle); Architecture (the
wonderful buildings of Greece, including the Acropolis, the Theatre of
Syracuse); The Arts; Greek Ships; and Greek coins.
This was followed by a
“The Heritage” - It
was interesting to discover that the name ‘Europe’ comes from the name of
the daughter of the King of
‘The Language’ –
much of our own language is derived from Latin, the language of the Roman Empire
– and today flowers, animals and birds still retain their Latin names.
wonderfully diverse display of ‘The Ancient World’.
For the second half of
the evening, Bill displayed a great variety of Christmas Seals from the
There were many
colourful Christmas designs on display and in 1943,
Margaret Lyth, the
immediate past President, remarked that it had been a thoroughly fascinating and
interesting display of material on the two subjects and led members in giving
Bill a warm vote of thanks.
Our next meeting in St
Andrews Parish Church Hall is on Friday, 18th September, 2009 at 7:30pm when Dr
D. Kindley will display
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.