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Maidstone Postcard Club

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'The club holds monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month (unless the Monday falls into Holy Week, when it is either the 3rd Tuesday or 4th Monday) ... (They) start at 7 pm till 10 pm. Our meetings usually consist of chat and browsing dealer's stock until 8 pm, when the main business of the evening commences. The minutes of the previous meeting are read, and new announcements made. Our presenter for the evening then takes the floor until about 9.15 pm, and then more chat and buying until the end of the evening. Refreshments are served during the evening.'
St Paul's Church Hall, Boxley Road, Maidstone, ME14 2AN, South East,
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24 April 2015
'The club was formed in 1977 by 10 people with an interest in postcards and collecting. The first meeting was held on 22nd November at the Crest Furniture Showrooms in the Mid Kent Shopping Centre, Allington [a mile from the centre of Maidstone] belonging to Chris Easton, who was instantly voted on as Chairman! ... On 23rd April 1979, the club moved to it's current home, St Paul's Hall in Boxley Road, and meetings were moved to the third Monday of each month, where the club continued to flourish, the membership at one point reaching more than 80!...

'On the formation of other clubs such as the South East Kent Postcard Club (based in Canterbury) in 1980, some members left to join those clubs as they were closer to their homes. Since then, membership has been fairly constant at about 45-50 members, with 20-25 regularly coming along to the monthly meetings, and all of the regular events such as the auction and fairs are a permanent part of the club's year. Visits to and from other postcard and philatelic clubs are arranged regularly, with Ashford, Canterbury and New Romney clubs most popular.'
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