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Miscellaneous 2018 index 


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Forthcoming events
All meetings at 8pm at the Fat Cat pub, 49 West End Street, unless otherwise stated.

21 November - Cheese and pickles
19 December - Xmas draw
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
Good turnout for the Xmas draw which had some very nice prizes on offer.

Tony, Reg, Ben, Toby, Dave, John
November : Annual cheese and pickles
Excellent turnout for the cheese and pickles evening. Lovely to see our old friends Dave Polhill and Richard Neville who had made the long and arduous journey from somewhere south of the Thames.

Dave, Richard, Tony, Ben, Toby, David, John, Dominic
October : Annual 3 grams clay
Annual 3 grams clay kindly hosted by Turmeaus at Rollesby. Many thanks to James of Turmeaus for staying up late.

As usual, David Woollard-Kingston won.

In other news: Len Ellis, John Elvin and Reg Walker have been made Honourary Members of the Pipe Club of Norfolk in recognition of their long service to the club.
Annual 3 grams clay
Turmeaus, Rollesby
17 October 2018
Davidoff Danish
Contestant's choice of pipe
1David Woollard-Kingston 44:20
2Tony Larner 42:45
3John Walker 40:35
4John Betts 33:50
David and Tony chat with James
Tony Larner presents the prize to David
September : Quiz at the Fat Cat
Well done to Len for winning one of the secretary's diabolical quizzes.
Answering the questions
August : Davidoff tobacco sampling at Turmeaus
Off to Rollesby for a Davidoff tobacco sampling at Turmeaus. Many thanks to Davidoff for their generosity The picture shows John Betts, John Elvin, David Woollard-Kingston and Tony Larner with Andrew Francis, the Davidoff rep.
At Turmeaus
July : Social evening
A very pleasant social evening at the Cat and Canary.
June : Field trip and birthday
Many thanks to Dominic Summers and Colin Howey for taking us on a very interesting tour of the Assembly House and its cellars. Followed by a pint at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street.

June also saw us celebrating Len Ellis's 90th birthday. Well done to Len living so long!
Assembly House group
Assembly House cellar
Assembly House cellar
At the Coach and Horses
Len's 90th birthday party
May : Annual 3 grams
Annual 3 grams kindly hosted by Turmeaus at Rollesby.

As usual, David Woollard-Kingston won.
Annual 3 grams
Turmeaus, Rollesby
16 May 2018
Davidoff English Mixture
Contestant's choice of pipe
1David Woollard-Kingston 55:07
2John Betts 40:00
3John Eason 39:00
4John Walker 38:00
5Tony Larner 37:30
Turmeau's Facebook page
Tony Larner presents the prize
April : Social evening
A very pleasant social evening.
March : AGM
The AGM was 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 chairman / acting treasurer reported that the club funds are in sound order.

The officers were elected with Tony Larner standing down to take over as treasurer.

Club officers:

Chairman: David Woollard-Kingston
Secretary: John Walker
Treasurer: Tony Larner
Auditor: John Eason
Tony passes the gavel to David
February : Quiz evening
We spent a cold February evening playing a very interesting picture quiz designed by the secretary. The winner, Len, won a very nice bottle of Prosecco.
Len wins a bottle of Prosecco
January : Social evening
A very pleasant social evening.

After deciding on the meetings for the first part of the year, the members decided to leave serious discussion until the AGM.
The National College of Smoking
The National College of Smoking
Rumpole uses the Common Law to defend the right to smoke
The Pipe Club of Norfolk 1973 to 2010 Miscellany
A Short History of the Club and its Activities image
Amend the smoking ban
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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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