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West Country

West Country

1973 – 2013

Our much missed West Country Branch was founded in 1973 by Peter Wood, newly moved to the area, who started off as both Club Secretary and Treasurer.

Though based in Somerset, the branch met at various venues including Taunton, Bath, and latterly at the Grade II Listed “Conservative Club” in Keynsham High Street, where meetings took place on Sundays from 2.00pm-5.00pm.

Their annual rally was held at the Community Centre, in Yate, near Bristol. And they co-hosted the Cartophilic Society Convention at that venue in 2001.

Peter Wood retired as Secretary in 2006, and was deservedly made a Life Member of The Cartophilic Society.

At the Woking Convention in 2013, it was announced that the branch was closing. The reason for its closure was a lack of collectors with time to assist with general organisational duties.

Peter Wood passed away in 2017.

(our featured card is no.23 of Carreras School Emblems, 1929)

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