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.
Hot on the heels of the treasure hunt which saw collectors trying to retrieve vintage packages from the depths of store shelving, here is another Transatlantic trend where people go online to watch collectors open sealed boxes. Read all about it at
The catalogue is now online (in two parts) at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/tim-davidson/
The Hants and Surrey Club are proud to present a postal auction ending on the 12th October to members of the Cartophilic Society. The catalogue appears in full on this post. Do note the vast majority of the material offered was graded by our much m