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Convention Archives 1980-1989

Saturday, 26 April, 1980
Friends Meeting House, Bell Street, Birmingham

Saturday, 25 April 1981
Caxton Hall, London

This was held in the York Hall

Saturday, 17 April, 1982
Centre Hotel, Birmingham

The half page advertisement in the Cartophilic Notes and News magazine read that the Society’s 1982 Annual General Meeting was to be held at the Birmingham Centre Hotel in New Street, right opposite the entrance to the railway station. The event was to run from 10 am to 5 pm, in the Malvern Suite, and there would be a bar and restaurant available throughout. Arrangements had been made for dealers to temporarily unload their goods outside the hotel entrance, but car parking was not allowed, there was a multi storey car park almost opposite.

Saturday, 23 April, 1983

Saturday, 14 April, 1984
Eccleston Hotel, London

1984 saw us back in London, but no longer at Caxton Hall. Like our London Branch, we had to move on; although they managed to keep holding their meetings right until March of that year, the building closed very shortly after, an event which was not entirely unexpected, as the registry office, used by so many stars and celebrities, had been closed since 1978, and the building was slowly being abandoned. So the Convention was set up at the Eccleston Hotel near Victoria Station, not so coincidentally also the new home of London Branch.

Saturday, 13 April, 1985
New Ambassadors Hotel, London

confusingly, the 13th of April was not a Saturday.

Saturday, 5 April, 1986
New Ambassadors Hotel, London

Saturday, 4 April, 1987
Royal National Hotel, London

Saturday, 30 April, 1988
Royal National Hotel, London

Our fiftieth Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 22 April, 1989
The Cresset Centre, Bretton, Peterborough

Bit of confusion here as on the back of the commemorative card this event was billed as “The first time the Society left London and went on the road”, but we had already visited Birmingham twice.

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