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HISTORY OF THE PIPE CLUB BOOK FOR SALE





Published in December 2016, the Pipe Club of Norfolk book covers the first 40 years of the club.

54 black and white pages with 40 pictures illustrating various events in the club's history.

This book represents a fascinating part of pipe smoking social history.

The .pdf file copy costs only GBP £4.99 or USD $5.99

To obtain a .pdf copy, simply click on the following Paypal link and enter payment details:

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I shall email your .pdf copy as soon as I see your order.

A few hard copies are available on Ebay: click here 
Forthcoming events
All meetings at 8pm at the Fat Cat pub unless otherwise stated.

18 January - Social evening
15 February - TBA
15 March - TBA
PCN on HIGNFY
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The PCN was featured on 'Have I Got News For You' - BBC1 - 14th October 2010.

You can download the video here: Pipe Club of Norfolk on Have I Got News For You.mp4 image

More about PCN on HIGNFY here. image

December : Xmas Draw
A stunning selection of prizes, mostly won by the secretary. The meeting also saw the launch of the club's book - Pipe Club of Norfolk The first 40 years 1973 - 2013 which was well received by all members. It was nice to see Reg Walker and Don Warman again. Unfortunately, the secretary was so busy that he forgot to take any photos of the event.

November : Cheese and Pickles and Quiz at the Fat Cat
A marvellous selection of very tasty cheeses was acquired by the secretary. Many thanks to John Eason for doing an excellent quiz and well done to Keith Coleman for winning.

Keith receives his prize
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October : Annual clay 3 grams
A small turnout for various reasons. Well done to Tony for winning a rather challenging competition. Dark plug tobacco is not really suitable for smoking in a clay pipe competition as it is too thick cut.

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Tony and Keith
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Annual clay 3 grams
Smokey conservatory
19 October 2016
Dark Plug
Contestant's choice of pipe
1Tony Larner 25:30
2Keith Coleman 18:35
3David Woollard-Kingston 12:30
4John Walker 00:30
September : Quiz at the Fat Cat
Many thanks to Phil Smith who came all the way from Sheringham to act as quizmaster and well done to Len Ellis for winning.

Len, David, Tony and John
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Question master Phil Smith
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Len receives his prize
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August : At the Guild of St Stephen and St George
A very fascinating evening at St Clement's church, Colegate, Norwich for a talk about stonemasonry given by Master Mason, international Guild Master Dr. Stephen L'Normand and Colin Howey, Clerk to the Guild of St Stephen & St George. David Woollard-Kingston suggested that we visit the guild after he went on a one-day stonemasons' course there. Many thanks to Stephen and Colin for inviting us.

I recommend that you look at the link below to find out more about the guild.

Thence to the Ribs of Beef for a drink to round off an excellent evening.

More about the Guild of St Stephen and St George. image
The audience
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Dr. Stephen L'Normand
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Colin Howey
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July : Annual outdoor 4 grams
Another outstanding win by the odds-on favourite David Woollard-Kingston at the Fat Cat and Canary. David was presented with the usual tin of tobacco plus a book about pipes very kindly donated by David Bates.

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David receives his prizes from Tony
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Annual 4 grams
Fat Cat and Canary
20 July 2016
Parson's Pleasure
Contestant's choice of pipe
1David Woollard-Kingston 72:00
2John Betts 41:45
3John Eason 34:30
4Tony Larner 33:45
5Keith Coleman 24:30
6John Walker 20:10
June : Second club visit to Turmeaus
Off to Rollesby for the second club visit to sample some of the excellent tobaccoes available. Very pleased with our usual warm greeting from the lads who work there and came away with a nice selection of tobaccoes and pipes.

The club was delighted to welcome new members David Bates and David Taylor from the west Midlands. We hope that they will be able to attend a Norfolk meeting one day.
In Paradisum
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May : AGM and Quiz
The AGM was eventually held at the Fat Cat. Chairman Larner gave a short review of the previous year's activities and the secretary went into more detail. The treasurer reported that the club funds are in sound order. The officers were re-elected.

Club officers:

Chairman: Tony Larner
Secretary: John Walker
Treasurer: Keith Coleman


There followed a picture quiz by the secretary which was won by Mr Eason. No surprises there!

John Eason wins the quiz
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May : Whisky and cigar tasting at Turmeaus
Tony Larner and the secretary made their way to Rollesby for a cigar and whisky sampling event and very nice it was too. We were given two cigars and half a dozen different whiskies to sample which we enjoyed in the company of some USAF servicemen who were fascinating to meet.

Tony enjoys a cigar and drop of scotch
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April : Annual 3 grams
Another win by the odds-on favourite David Woollard-Kingston. Thanks to Keith and Janet Coleman for letting us use their conservatory again.
John And David puffing away
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David receives his prize from Tony
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Annual 3 grams
Smoky Conservatory
20 April 2016
Louisiana Flake
Contestant's choice of pipe
1David Woollard-Kingston 68:10
2Tony Larner 45:00
3John Walker 40:00
4Keith Coleman 27:05
5John Betts 20:00
March : Social evening
The AGM had to be postponed due to events beyond our control so we just has a social evening at the Fat Cat.

Outside the Cat
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February : Games evening
An enjoyable games evening for a change. A small turnout played Ludo, Cribbage, Snakes and ladders etc...

David and John play snakes and ladders
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January : Social evening
A rather poor turnout due to various other obligations so we just had a social evening. It was very nice to see John Elvin again and hope that he becomes a regular visitor to our meetings.

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1945 Newsreel - Charatan factory
1945 Newsreel - Charatan factory image
Taken from Pipeline magazine
Pipeline magazine ran from 1969 to 1978. It was published by the Pipe Club of Great Britain, 17-19 John Adam Street, London.

Here are a few pieces scanned from it. Image intensive! image
Pangbourne Pipe Club - 1940
Interesting Pathé newsreel of Pangbourne Pipe Club in 1940. image
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