Cheshire Branch1st August 2020 by webspinner
2011 – present
Our story is also the story of the Timperley Card Collectors Club.
We write it now to record the passing of our former Branch President and Society Life Member John Drew, who passed away in April 2020. The son of a card dealer from Bridgewater Somerset, it was he who decided that a club in the Cheshire area must continue.
Timperley, who you can read about by clicking HERE, had been founded in 1978, but its organiser could not continue beyond the end of 2011. Our club carried on for three months, meeting at the High Lane Conservative Club, in a tiny room and with only a few members known to us personally, as we did not even have the current membership list.
We then discovered that the Larkhill Community Centre in Timperley was available to us, and we moved in there in April 2012. John did the groundwork on this, and also had the brainwave of contacting his dealer pals and getting them to pass on that the new club was waiting for them to return.
Thanks to his efforts, we are now one of the largest Society Branches.
John Drew was made a life member at our Southport Convention in 2014
We are still at Larkhill. Or were, until the onset of the coronavirus, which cancelled all meetings.
Please use this absence to have a look at the centre’s own website http://www.larkhillcentre.org.uk/ It has maps and directions, as well as a history of the hall and a visual tour of the area.
Yes collectors, this is your final chance to check the catalogue of Cigarette & Trade Cards, Postcards, Autographs & other Ephemera, which is now online, and free of charge to view. For speed, the link just to the cigarette cards section is
Now next weekend there will be another of our online special events, as we will be celebrating what ought to have been our 2021 Cartophilic Convention, again cancelled because of the pandemic. The reason for mentioning it here is to ask you all to h
Tonight we mourn one of our collectors and dealers, Roy Davis. I first met him about twenty years ago, when he ran Middlesex Sports Cards Auctions out near Heathrow in Middlesex. These were interesting sales and always included many sc