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Staying close to home.

Ian Bunting There was a familiar, close-to- home theme as the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society gathered for its latest meeting.

Members of the organisation stepped up to deliver a series of postcard and stamp displays focusing on"North Lanarkshire".

Jean Martin displayed historic postcards of Coatbridge showing how the town has changed over the years, while Ellen Currie showcased"100 years of Wishaw"with many historic views.

Sheila Sinclair then put Motherwell in the spotlight and John Aitken put forward fascinating cards and postcards illustrating Lanarkshire's tramways.

The focus then turned on members'chosen subjects for the night, with Ellen McLuckie displaying stamps, covers, postmarks and postcards depicting Nobel Prize Winners.

Derek Wiltshire then unveiled stamps issued during World War I in German East Africa ahead of Coatbridge man Jim Fulton's humorous postcards featuring Salonica.

The next meeting of the stamp club will take place this Friday at 7.30pm in Hamilton's Caledonian Bowling Club.

Elsie Miller will be presenting her display of Scottish war memorials and anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history or postcards is welcome to attend.

Go online to for more details on the society and how to become involved.

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Publication:Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser (Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Date:Nov 14, 2018
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