Durham City Philatelic Society

About the 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.

Programme 2022 - 2023


05 September Members’ night – Recent finds or whatever

19 September Modern Singapore - Bill Shand

03 October Society Autumn Auction

17 October Something for everyone - Keith Smith

07 November Cold War Space Exploration Part 1 - Dr Nigel Depledge

21 November Val and Bob Entertain

05 December Bourse – a sale of philatelic items on tables

19 December Members’ night – The letters J, K, or L from your collections


16 January President’s night – President’s choice

06 February President's Choice - Ian Lightfoot, NEPA President

20 February Members' Night - One frame or 50p

06 March Society Spring Auction

20 March Syllabus Discussion

03 April Croatia - David Foster

15 April NEPA Convention, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AT starting at 10am

17 April Test and Dummy Stamps - Mike Mood

15 May AGM.

Dates to be confirmed for the NEPA Auctions