The West Indies Philatelic Convention
If you collect West Indies, this is an event not to be missed. The place and time are:
14 & 15 October 2023
Guildford GU2 4PR
Delegates arrive for 2 pm on Saturday 14th.
There is free secure overnight parking for up to 50 cars. The venue is a short taxi ride or 10 minute walk from Guildford Station.
The programme is as follows:
.00pm Arrival Refreshments available (a pay bar is available on both days)
3.00pm 'Share, show and tell' in the bar: Nothing formal but attendees will be encouraged to bring albums etc and to arrange meet ups with other members
4.00pm Committee Meeting to decide awards etc
5.00pm people walk or taxi to local hotels
6.00pm Taxi from the Mandolay Hotel to Weybourne House available.
6.00pm bar open at Weybourne House for pre dinner drinks and meet ups
7.30pm 3 course dinner c£30/person (see below) Bar will remain open afterwards
10.00pm Taxi to the Mandolay Hotel available
Philatelic Dealers invited to attend. There is room for them to be in the same area as the theatre style seating and tables for presentations and displays.
Doors open 8.30am
8.45am Taxi available from the Mandolay Hotel to Weybourne House.
Teas and coffees available at Weybourne House
9.00am start with 16 page ‘silent’ displays by members
10.00 Refreshment break
10.30 am Keynote speaker. Andrew Fowles Jamaica
12.30pm soup and baguette sandwich lunch at c£10.50/person (will accommodate dietary intolerances)
2.00pm Member and Guest presentations led by Ed Barrow with a display on Trinidad’s Red Cross with a mid afternoon break