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.


06 September Members’ night – Recent finds or whatever

20 September Member’s Night – One frame (or 0.50p)

02 October NEPA Convention, Bowburn, Durham,DH6 5AT

04 October The river Wear from source to the sea – George Nairn

18 October East Africa: Ethiopia and British/French/Italian Imperial Powers – Steve Dixon

01 November NEPA. President/Chair – Rod Combe

15 November Society Autumn Auction

06 December Bourse – a sale of philatelic items on tables

20 December Members’ night – The letters G, H or I from your collections


17 January President’s night – President’s choice

07 February Past NEPA. President – Keith Smith (his choice)

21 February Society Spring Auction

07 March Syllabus Discussion

19 March NEPA Convention, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AT

21 March New Zealand – David Fisher

04 April Fakes, Forgeries and Fantasies, WWll Propaganda – Martin Snowdon

06 May National Stamp Day

16 May AGM.