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Convention Archives 1980-1989

Convention Archives 1980-1989

1980 Birmingham

25th of April 1981
Caxton Hall – LONDON

This was held in the York Hall

Saturday the 17th of 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.

1983 ?

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.

1985 ?

1986 ?

1987 ?

1988 London
1988 was the Golden Jubilee of the Cartophilic Society, and to celebrate this an exhibition and luncheon took place at London`s Barbican on October 15. We are not sure if this was the AGM as well. The event included three displays of cards from 1888 (100 years ago), 1938 (50 years ago) and 1988. All members attending the lunch received a special souvenir, a postcard sized copy of “The Marquis of Lorne” card, which at that time was the earliest dated card in existence.

1989 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”.

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