British West Indies Study Circle

BWISC Convention 2017

Saturday 14 ─ Sunday 15 October 2017

BWISC Convention at The Abbey Hotel, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9BE. Tel:  01527 406 600.

The Abbey is a seasoned venue for specialist society meetings, and provides comfortable modern facilities in a country setting, within two miles of the railway station.

The 2017 convention will have the familiar mix of formal displays, informal presentations by members, and the bourse. There will be two formal displays and the usual mix of Informal Displays, Bourse and Members’ Table for Buying & Selling. We will have a pleasant space to ourselves for the meeting. There will be a banquet on Saturday, when Collett Award presentations will be made. Call the hotel to book rooms directly (Single room £99; Double room £109), and mention BWISC to get these rates [01527 406 600]. There are many local attractions that might appeal to members’ partners and families, from the theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon to the Sealife centre in Birmingham. See inserts and the website for convention fee forms and meal booking. You can come for an afternoon, a day, or come for the weekend.

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Saturday 14th October 2017

10.00 The Bourse and Members’ table open

11.30 – 12.30 Classic Revenues of the British West Indies, Formal Display by Michael Medlicott
                      (with formal opening of the Convention by Graham Booth)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch – Buffet Style

14.00 – 15.30 Members ‘Mini-Displays’ (Similar format to Stampex meeting)

16.30 – 17.30 Experts’ Table

19.30 Dinner and Collett Award  

Sunday 15th October 2017

10.00 Bourse and Members’ table open

11.15 – 12.15 West Indies Maritime Mail, Formal Display by Graham Booth

12.30 Lunch – Buffet Style

14.00 – 15.30 Members’ Mini-Displays

16.30 Convention closes  




Sat 8 July 2017

Circle table at Midpex. Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

Sat 14 & Sun 15 Oct 2017

BWISC Convention at the Abbey Hotel, Redditch, Worcs B98 9BE