Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
A variable meeting was enjoyed at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday evening (2nd November). The title was "North Lanarkshire" and this was interpreted in 2 distinct ways.
Postcards of some North Lanarkshire towns were displayed:
Ellen Currie showed ‘100 years of Wishaw’ and displayed many historic views showing how much the town and environs have changed through the years.
Jean Martin displayed many very interesting historic postcards of Coatbridge showing how the different parts of the town have been demolished and developed over time.
Sheila Sinclair displayed wonderful views of Motherwell. She followed the town along 3 routes: Motherwell to Hamilton; Motherwell to Wishaw & Motherwell to Newarthill so this gave an excellent view of how this town also has visibly changed through the generations.
John Aitken displayed fascinating cards and postcards illustrating ‘Lanarkshire Tramways’ – and took members through the history of the ‘Hamilton, Motherwell and Wishaw Tramways Company’ which operated from 1899 – 1931.
Other members who live in ‘North Lanarkshire’ gave a variety of displays.
Ellen McLuckie – of Motherwell - displayed Stamps, Covers, Postmarks, Postcards depicting Nobel Prize Winners through the years. She began with a Miniature Sheet and Postcard showing Alfred Nobel, the Founder of the Prize and continued with issues for the different genres of the Prize.
Jim Fulton - of Coatbridge – gave a humorous postcard display of the Red Light District of Salonika. He also displayed stamps illustrating the rather turbulent history of the country of Bulgaria from 1879 to 1930 – and also included some Postage Due stamps.
Derek Wiltshire – of Wishaw – presented a most interesting display of stamps issued during World War 1 in German East Africa. He also showed historic postcards and stamps issued during the Belgian Congo’s occupation of German East Africa.
David Haig – of Newarthill – presented beautifully designed stamps of the then country of South West Africa – this is now Namibia. Stamps, Postcards, Postmarks showing Animals, Birds, Flowers etc were viewed.
Andy Napier led members in giving warm thanks to all who had presented such an interesting variety of displays.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday 16th November, 2018, at 7:30pm when LPS member Elsie Miller will present her display of ‘Scottish War Memorials’.
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.