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  07815 655747 or e-mail Durham Secretary


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 2023 - 2024


04 September Members’ night – Recent finds or whatever

18 September Keilder Submarine Mail & Northumbrian Oddities - Mike Gibson

02 October Society Autumn Auction

16 October Post War Germany - Charles Grainger

06 November Cold War Space Exploration Part 2 - Dr Nigel Depledge

20 November Oxford - David Watson

04 December Bourse – a sale of philatelic items on table

18 December Members’ night – The letters M, N or O from your collections


15 January President’s night – President’s choice

05 February Mail Art - Ian Lightfoot, NEPA President

19 February Members' Night - One frame or 50p

04 March Society Spring Auction

18 March Syllabus Discussion + Genetics Display by Bob

15 April Netherlands (first 150 years) - Jan Bronsema

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

20 May AGM and Val & Bob Entertain