14/15 October 2023 - Society Convention

Unfortunately the Surrey Transport Authorities have this week rescheduled plans for the delivery and installation of a new bridge at the M25/A3 junction. It is now being done over 13 October evening - 16 October early morning period. This means that any road within a 10 mile zone will be completely clogged, So please allow extra time for your journey and give this area a wide berth.

Delighted to be able to advise you all that our 2023 Conference is now booked. It will take place at Weybourne House, Hitherbury Close, Guildford GU2 4PR.
Delegates will be invited to arrive for 2 pm on Saturday 14th and there is free secure overnight parking for up to 50 cars. The draft programme is as follows:


  • 2.00pm Arrival Refreshments available
  • 3.00pm 'Share, show and tell' in the bar: Nothing formal but attendees will be encouraged to bring albums etc and to arrange meet ups with other members.
  • 4.00pm Committee Meeting to decide awards etc
  • 5.00pm people walk or taxi to local hotels (an 8 minute walk into Guildford centre where there is a selection of hotels. The Mandolay Hotel has agreed to offer discounts if more than 12 people book rooms quoting BWISC
  • 6.00pm Taxi from Mandolay Hotel to Weybourne House available
  • 6.00pm bar open at Weybourne House for pre dinner drinks and meet ups
  • 7.30pm 3 course dinner c£30/person (will accommodate dietary intolerances)
  • 10.00pm Taxi from to Weybourne House to Mandolay Hotel available
  • Bar will remain open after the dinner

Three dealers will be attending (plus a WIPSG philatelic bookstall). Charge for attendance £25 including lunch and coffee.

  • 8.30am Doors open
  • 8.45am Taxi from Mandolay Hotel to Weybourne House available
  • 9.00am to 9.30 silent displays by Richard Capon (Farthing) and Lawrence Grech (Barbados errors)
  • 10.15 silent displays by Alistair Kinnon (St Lucia) and Susan Taylor (People on T&T Stamps and T&T Slogans).
    Other silent displays are most welcome
  • 10.00am refreshment break
  • 1030 am Keynote speaker: Andrew Fowles - Jamaica
  • 12.30pm soup and baguette sandwich lunch at c£10/person (will accommodate dietary intolerances)
  • 2.00 to 2.30 Ed Barrow Red Cross Trinidad
  • 2.30 to 2.45 James Podger Virgin Isles
  • 2.45 to 3.00 Michael Medlicott BWI Manuscripts
  • 3.00 to 3.30 Anguilla by Julian Waldron and Graham Stockdale
  • 3.45 to 4.15 Barbados Federation Jonathan Guy
  • 4.15 to 4.45 Kevin Darcy Caymans
  • 5.00pm close
  • Need to leave by 6.00 pm

Preferential rates have been arranged at The Mandolay Hotel https://www.mandolay.com/

Details on the flyer