Somerset and Dorset Postal History Group


We meet twice a year at Hornsbury Mill, Chard, TA20 3AQ in March and October, where we are entertained by guest speakers and members’ displays of Somerset & Dorset postal history as well as on broader aspects of postal history.

Our Autumn meeting will be on Sunday 21st October 2018 when, after the AGM, Bill Pipe will show Wimborne and Blandford, and Nick Bridgwater will show Frome, Yeovil and places in-between.

Unfortunately our Spring meeting on Sunday 18th March 2018, planned as a joint meeting with the Postal History Society, had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather.  An online copy of the Spring 2018 Journal is available here, password protected in the usual manner. 

Our autumn meeting for 2017 was on Sunday 22nd October 2017 when Bill Pipe showed Weymouth and Dorchester and Nick Bridgwater showed Bath, followed by short displays from members.  A report from our Secretary can be seen here, with pictures from the meeting here. An online copy of the Autumn 2017 Journal is available here, password protected in the usual manner.

The Group was at Midpex at Leamington Spa on 8th July 2017 where we shared a table with the Bristol Postal History Group. A number of members were spotted attending what was a well-supported show.

Previously we met on Sunday 12th March 2017 when Bill Pipe showed Dorchester and POW camps, Graham Mark showed more POW material and Allen Cotton showed Postal Stationery.  An online copy of the Spring 2017 Journal is available here, password protected in the usual manner.

The Midland Postal History Society held their usual meeting at Kington St Michael, SN14 6HX on Saturday 10th September 2016 from 11:00 to 16:00, to which members of the S&DPHG were invited.


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For more details contact our Secretary Mr. W.T. [Bill] Pipe on 01202 623300 or email here.

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