Philatelic Society

About the Society

The Society was one of the three earliest societies formed in the region, with an inaugural meeting being held in March 1926. A junior section was launched later the same year. In 1929, the Society staged a Postage Stamp Exhibition of over 130 frames. At this stage the Society had a membership of 33 adults with over 130 juniors being involved in various schools in the town. The Society has hosted the NEPA convention several times, the most recent being in 1986.

Contact Details

For further details, please contact our secretary at 116 Ashley Road, South Shields NE34 0PE or e-mail Shields Secretary


Meetings are held at the Ocean Road Community Association, Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2DW normally (but not necessarily) on the fourth Thursday of each Month, September through May Inclusive at 6.00pm and finish by 8.00pm. 

Programme 2023 - 2024


28 September Club President’s Night and Bourse

26 October History of the Hartlepools - Ian Lightfoot (NEPA President)

02 November Auction 6.45pm start – Viewing from 6.15pm 

23 November The Letter “I” – Members’ Displays

14 December Christmas Exchange


25 January An evening with King Edward VIII

22 February Members' Mini Displays

07 March Auction 6.45pm start – Viewing from 6.15pm

28 March Non Philatelic Evening

20 April NEPA Convention, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AT

25 April Competition Night

23 May AGM