2015 Programme

Philatelic Congress of Great Britain 2015 Leeds – Programme


Thursday 6th August 2015

Static display: Leeds Postal History

2.00 pm Opening & Introduction of Chairman of Congress – Gerald Marriner FRPSL

2.15 pm Leeds Local History Presentation – John Gilleghan MBE

3.15 pm Tea and Coffee

3.30 pm Local Philatelic Societies; Do they have a Future? – Mike Roberts FRPSL

4.30 pm The Post Office in 1890 – Julian Stray (Senior Curator, BPMA)

7.00 pm Reception sponsored by Stamp Insurance Services

7.30 pm Dinner

9.00 pm 4 sheets to tell a story—All Delegates

Friday 7th August 2015

Static display: GB Philatelic Congress Colin Searle

9.30 am Display 1890 Exhibitions John Davies FRPSL

10.00 am Official Opening of Congress by Lord Mayor of Leeds & Loyal Greeting

10.15 am Display 1890 Exhibition- The Leeds Connection – Richard Wheatley FRPSL

10.30 am Tea and Coffee

11.00 am Stanley Gibbons catalogues—150 years and counting – Hugh Jefferies MBE FRPSL

12.00 am ABPS AGM followed by Improving Philatelic Displays – Jon Aitchison FRPSL

1.00 pm Lunch

1.45 pm Coaches depart for Temple Newsam (2nd coach at 2pm)

2.30 pm RDP Ceremony & Congress Medal Award at Temple Newsam House

7.00 pm Reception sponsored by Stanley Gibbons Ltd

7.00 pm Dinner for RDP’s

7.30 pm Dinner for delegates

9.00 pm The Royal Armouries Leeds presentation at Queens Hotel – Graeme Rimer – A Curator Emeritus

Saturday 8th August 2015

Static display: Gibbons Stamp Monthly Exhibition by Stanley Gibbons Ltd

9.30 am The Chairman of Congress – 1890: Railway Letter Stamps and GB Railways Yvonne Wheatley FRPSL

10.30 am Tea and Coffee

10.45 am Newly elected RDP Presentation – Chinese International Airmail to 1949 – Frank Walton RDP FRPSL

11.45 am Kay Goodman Lecture / Philatelic Auctions / ‘Q & A’ session Andrew McGavin

12.45 pm Lunch

2.00 pm Walking Tour of Leeds/Visit Temple Newsam House

6.15 pm Coach leaves for the Royal Armouries

7.00 pm Reception at the Royal Armouries sponsored by Stanley Gibbons Ltd

7.30 pm Congress Banquet at the Royal Armouries

10.30pm Carriages

Sunday 9th August 2015

Static display: Leeds Philatelic Society members

9.30 am RDP presentation: Perkins Bacon The Chalon Head issued 1853 to 1861 – Chris Harman RDP Hon FRPSL

10.30 am Leeds Philatelic Society Archives & Collections – Hon Librarian Dr Michael Waugh, Hon Secretary John Edwards FRPSL, Hon Curator Richard Wheatley FRPSL

11.30 am Tea and Coffee

11.45 am Leeds Philatelic Society Members entertain

12.45 pm Closing ceremony & Award of SG Cup


2015 – Invitation to Congress

THE PHILATELIC CONGRESS OF GREAT BRITAIN 6 August 2015 to Sunday 9 August 2015 Queens Hotel, Leeds, LS1 1PJ Dear Collector, The Congress for 2015 will be held at the Queens Hotel, Leeds. (www.qhotels.co.uk) Leeds is the third largest city in England with plenty of local historic attractions and it is a shoppers’ paradise. This …

2015 Hello from Leeds

We are very excited to be hosting the 2015 ABPS Philatelic Congress of Great Britain and are looking forward to welcoming you to Leeds. Rich in culture and heritage, it’s a vibrant city full of experiences, easy to explore with plenty to be discovered. The fast-paced city centre contains one of the UK’s best city-centre …

2015 Useful Links

The Association of British Philatelic Societies For material about congress 1909 to 2014 see https://sites.google.com/site/pcgbstudygroup/ For material shown at Ypres 2014 see http://www.rdpypres.com/en  

Links in Leeds

Attractions:  http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/attractions.aspx City Centre Maps & Guides: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/essentials/pdf-downloads.aspx Food and Drink: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/food-drink.aspx Shopping: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/shopping.aspx Leeds Tourist Information: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/essentials/tourist-information-centres.aspx Things to do: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/ Travelling to Leeds: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/essentials/travelling-to-leeds.aspx Travelling around Leeds: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/essentials/travelling-around-leeds.aspx What’s on: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/whats-on/