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Saturday 15 March 1952
Caxton Hall – LONDON

The meeting started at 2.30pm. Caxton Hall was once the local seat of government, but after the creation of the much enlarged City of Westminster in 1900, it was renamed as Caxton Hall in order to commemorate the printer, William Caxton, who had not only once been almoner of Westminster Abbey but had set up the first printing-press ever known in England in an unused chapel there, the first book printed being “The Game and Playe of the Chesse” in 1474. The Hall had been long associated with several cigarette card events. We are not entirely sure why. We do know that The Cameric Society moved their meetings there when they had left the Bonnington Hotel in 1952; in fact their last meeting at the Bonnington was Saturday 19th January 1952 at 2.30 pm, and their next on Thursday 7th February 1952 at Caxton Hall. This was also the location of the Cartophilic Society ordinary meetings.


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