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Swale Philatelic and Postcard Society

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A Brief History

The Sittingbourne Philatelic Society was formed way back 70 years ago, as a result of a meeting called by Mr Lawrence Easton in 1936. During the Second world war the Society must have ceased owing to no records from 1939. Then on 12th April 1947 the Society resumed after hostilities ended.

In 1974 at the start of the new season, it was decided by the committee and accepted by members, that the clubs name be changed to “Swale Philatelic Society”, to encompass the Towns of Faversham and Sheerness.

Then in 1991 a postcard group formed by Tom Stevens was added to the Society, It was then decided by the committee and accepted by members, to change the name to The Swale Philatelic Society and Postcard Group. But at the AGM in May 2011; a proposal to change the name again was unanimously agreed by all attending to “The Swale Philatelic & Postcard Society”


We meet twice monthly except for Sept, Dec, Jan and May which are single meetings and start at 7:30pm.

Latest News

The Swale Philatelic and Postcard Society held their Annual General Meeting on Friday 11th May at Phoenix House , Sittingbourne at 7.30pm.

Electing retiring Officers and Committee, once again for another year. It was nice to see our exchange packet secretary Mr Deryk Kitney at the meeting, following his sudden illness in the early part of the
season. Two competitions were held, the Postcard Cup won by Shaun Caveney and the Members Cup won by Shaun Caveney

During the meeting an Honorary Life Membership was bestowed on Mrs Clark, for all the work she does providing refreshments at meetings.

We now have a short break until September 14th ; Details can be obtained from Mr R Browne 425820 
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