Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"East Kilbride"


Mr. Chris Moffat



Chris Moffat, who was born in East Kilbride, and whose father, Andrew Moffat had a shoe shop in Hunter Street, gave a fascinating display of "East Kilbride" the members of Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on 15 November.

He showed early postal history from 1827, including letters from Calderwood Castle and Bosfield House, and various postmarks through the years. He showed Boys' Brigade items relating to the East Kilbride Company as well as many postcards of the town.

There was the full range of East Kilbride Scout Christmas post, started in 1982 by the late Irvine Roberts. This was most appropriate as this year saw the centenary of the East Kilbride Scout Troop.

Dr Ken Liddell voiced the thanks of the society for a most comprehensive display.