Durham City Philatelic Society

About the Society

The Society held its first exploratory meeting in December 1964 at which members of NEPA outlined the process of forming a society in association with NEPA. The first meeting took place in January 1965 at Alington House. By 1970, membership had reached 40, necessitating a move to Framwellgate Moor Community Centre. The Society hosted its first NEPA convention in 1970 at Bede College with the second being held ten years later at Dunelm House. Perhaps surprisingly, the society has only had four secretaries in its whole existence, with David Williams holding office from 1969 to 1990 and Cliff Garside from 1990 to 2014. The current secretary is Dr Bob Williams.

Contact Details

For further details, please contact our secretary on 01388 602867


Meetings are held in our new meeting location, All Saints Church Hall, Carr House Drive, Newton Hall, Durham DH1 5LT usually on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7.30pm and finish by 9.30pm.

Please click on this link for a map showing the location of our meeting venue in Bing Maps



03 September

Members’ Night – Recent finds or whatever

17 September

George Davies – Telegrams from the Beginning

01 October

Members’ Night – One frame or 50p

15 October

Mike Gibson – Bits and Pieces

05 November

Society Autumn Auction

19 November

Trevor Slack – Iceland

03 December

Roy Richardson, NEPA President - GB Used Abroad – South America

17 December

Members’ Night – The Letters A, B or C from your collection





07 January

President’s Night – Val Beeken – President’s Choice

21 January

David Watson – China Joint Issues, Miscellany and ships

04 February

Geoff Reynolds – DLH Airmails to South America

19 February

Society Spring Auction

04 March

Competition night and syllabus discussion

15 March

Visit to Stockton PS

18 March

Visit by Hexham Society

01 April

Trevor Allison – Princess Diana and

Trevor Slack – Chairs

06 April

NEPA Convention Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AT

15 April

Bourse – sale of numismatic/philatelic items on tables

06 May

Tony Walker – WW1 Naval Mail

20 May

AGM and Val Beeken – Slogan Postmarks