British West Indies Study Circle

Click here to view the  brochure given out at the event.

Peter Ford is arranging for additional copies to be printed and these will be available for purchase through Pennymead.

Scans of displays are being progressively being received and uploaded. Those available to-date can be viewed on this link.


As mentioned in the last Bulletin, the BWISC will be presenting a comprehensive 52-frame display to the Royal Philatelic Society London on Thursday 6 November 2014 from 1.0 pm as part of our celebration of the society’s Diamond Jubilee. You will have seen from Peter Fernbank’s note in the March Bulletin, the list of exhibitors has a truly international flavour and includes half a dozen large gold medal winners. Each of the BWI territories will be represented and some rare and exotic material will be exhibited. It is doubtful that a BWI display of this quality will have ever been assembled in one place before.

You do not have to be a member of the RPS to attend the display and the associated celebrations, which include (free) wine and (not-free) dinner following the display (see below). The only requirement is to let our Secretary, George Dunbar (, know if you intend to be there, as RPSL rules require pre-registration of non-members.


The 6th November Jubilee exhibition to be held at the Royal Philatelic Society, London is due to conclude at 7pm after cheese and wine on the premises.  Exhibitors and other BWISC members attending will want to know that it is intended to hold a dinner at the Naval Club, Hill Street, Mayfair (a short taxi ride from Devonshire Place) just after 7pm. It is expected that the President of the RPSL and his wife will join us. At this stage the costs are not tied down as they depend to some degree on the take-up.  However it is likely that the cost for a 3 course evening meal will be in the order of £45 a head plus any drinks consumed. Assuming that the majority of exhibitors will wish to attend this important social event, it would be helpful to have an indication of how many other members might be interested (no obligation at this stage) and whether they would wish to be accompanied by their partner. The total number of places will be around 80.

 If this is of interest please let Commodore John Keegan know as soon as possible to allow more detailed planning to begin. He can be contacted by telephone (+44 (0) 1932 844399), by e-mail ( or by writing to 12 Churchill Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9HE, UK. Please state your name clearly and include a means of contact. An early response would be useful. More details will be given in the September edition of the Bulletin.