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






04 September

Members’ Night – Recent finds or whatever

18 September

Robert McMillan – Norwegian Whaling

02 October

Members’ Night – Colin Rowe – Egypt and Trevor Allison – Princess Diana

16 October

Frank Carroll - Sweden

06 November

Society Autumn Auction

20 November

Keith Hayes – Norfolk Island

04 December

Ken Mitchell, NEPA President

18 December

Members’ Night – The Letter P





15 January

President’s Night – Val Beeken – Law and Order

05 February

Stephen Dixon - Sudan

19 February

Society Spring Auction

05 March

Competition night and syllabus discussion

19 March

21 March

Visit by Postal History and Aerophilatelic Group

Visit to Redcar P.S.

16 April

Veronica Matthews – Bangladesh

28 April

NEPA Convention Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AT

07 May

Bourse – A sale of numismatic or philatelic items on tables

21 May

AGM and Val Beeken – Slogan Postmarks