Philatelic Weekend 2018

NEPA members also organise a philatelic weekend every second year, which is held in a hotel in the region.
The 40th weekend will take place at the Britannia Airport Hotel, Newcastle Airport from the 11th to 13th May 2018

It is now time to send out details of the 40th North East Weekend to all our philatelic friends and other interested parties.

The committee has arranged an excellent and varied programme, which we hope you enjoy. A final letter will be sent out in April 2018.

This year's Event will be the second to be held at the Britannia Hotel, Newcastle Airport. The Hotel management have offered us an excellent package. The total cost of the Weekend will be £250 for a twin room and £150 for a single. This includes Sunday lunch. A set dinner menu will be arranged for Friday and Saturday and anyone having a special dietary need will be catered for with no problem. A finger buffet will be held at lunch time on the Saturday instead of a hot meal.

As in previous years, the organisers will be responsible for the financial commitments to the Hotel so we ask for a deposit of £25 per person, with the balance of payment to be made before the 15th April 2018. We shall be happy to accept full payment on booking if you prefer. It would be much appreciated if you will complete and return the application form as soon as possible, preferably before 28th March 2018.

The 40th Weekend will include a competition, details of which will be given in the final letter. As in previous years, a small prize will be awarded to the winner. On Saturday afternoon, an auction will be held. Would Weekenders please complete their auction forms in duplicate, giving a list of lots. Any monies raised will go towards any philatelic expenses.

There will be the "Star & Booby Prize" raffle after the dinner on Saturday night so all Weekenders are requested to bring along a raffle prize.

The Hotel is ideally situated with the Metro taking you into the centre of Newcastle.

The Committee is looking forward to welcoming all Weekenders, both regular and first timers, for a most-friendly and enjoyable gathering in the North East of England:


FRIDAY 11th MAY 2018

8.15pm            John Sussex                 Modern GB Postal History

SATURDAY 12th MAY 2018

9.15am            Graham Winters        Butterflies

10.45am                                                Coffee Break

11.15am          Tony Walker               First World War Naval Mail

12.45pm                                                Finger Buffet

1.30pm                                                  Auction and Free Period

4.00pm                                                  Afternoon Tea

4.30pm            Weekenders               Shotgun Philately – Part of My Collection     

7.1Spm                                                  Banquet

10.00pm                                                Raffle

SUNDAY 12th MAY 2018

9.15am            Mike Roberts               Gambia/Pakistan

10.45am                                                 Coffee Break

11.15am          Graham Winters         Bits & Pieces

Guests should arrive any time after 4.30pm on Friday.

Friday Night Dinner will be served at 6.45pm.

Guests are invited to bring up to 12 pages from their own collection and say a new words about them during the Shotgun Philately session at 4.30pm on the Saturday.


Please click on this link to download a copy of the booking form