Nottingham 1998, 2006 and 201923rd April 2021 by Michele Auborn
It seems strange that it took us until 1998 to visit Nottingham, the home of John Player, one of the most prolific card issuers. However it also seems fitting that our first visit was also our sixtieth anniversary. We were housed in The Harvey Hadden Centre, in Bilborough, Nottingham, with Nottingham and East Midlands Branch hosting. This was a one day, Saturday only event, but I do not know the date. Can you fill it in?
In 2006 we revisited the same venue, and we were celebrating the 100th edition of Card Times Magazine, but now we were holding two day conventions, however I do not have a record of the days or the date. Do you?
On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of April 2019, we were back in Nottingham but at the De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre. There were quite a few changes from our original plan, we started out heading for Studio 7 an ex-television studio now part of Nottingham University, but they could not fit us in on the Sunday, so we changed to Friday and Saturday. However before we arrived the University thought there may not be enough parking spaces, so they moved us to the De Vere. This meant we had to reprint our posters and flyers. You can see them at https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.com/2019/01/cartophilic-society-of-great-britain.html This event also had our first “swap area”.
Nottingham Branch hosted all these, and are always looking for new members, so if you are visiting us for the first time have a look at : https://card-world.co.uk/nottingham-branch/ – and watch out for their first post-lockdown meeting!
Here are our three commemorative Nottingham cards.
And if you have a spare copy of 1998 and 2006, your webspinner would be interested to purchase one of each to add to their collection. Please get in touch via https://www.card-world.co.uk/contact/
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