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Miscellaneous 2023 index 


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.

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All meetings Wednesday at 8pm unless otherwise stated.

The PCN was featured on 'Have I Got News For You' - BBC1 - 14th October 2010.

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More about PCN on HIGNFY here. image

December: Xmas Draw and Cheese and Pickles
An outstanding evening superbly organised by the Secretary.

It was especially nice to see Richard Adamek, John Eason, Reg Walker, Ben Conway, Toby Palmer and John Elvin who don't usually turn up to meetings.

Richard Adamek, Joe Morris, Tony Larner, John Betts, John Eason, Reg Walker
Toby Palmer, Ben Conway, David Woollard-Kingston, John Elvin, David Bullock
November : Annual 3 grams clay
Annual 3 grams clay held at the Red Lion, Bishopsgate. Well done to David W-K for an excellent win!

Annual 3 grams clay
Red Lion
22 November 2023
Brown Flake
Contestant's choice of pipe
1David Woollard-Kingston 25:30
2John Betts 21:50
3John Walker 16:25
4David Bullock 10:30
5Joe Morris 2:30
John presents the prize to David
October: Quiz
An excellent quiz by Mr Betts. Well done to Joe for winning. Hope he likes the bottle of Chateau Asda (no expense spared).

John, David, David, Tony and Joe
Joe receives his prize from Chairman David
September : Annual 4 grams briar
Annual 4 grams briar held at the Red Lion, Bishopsgate. Well done to David W-K for an excellent win!

Annual 4 grams briar
Red Lion
20 September 2023
Brown Flake
Contestant's choice of pipe
1David Woollard-Kingston 44:00
2John Betts 37:50
3David Bullock 32:25
4Tony Larner 15:30
5Joe Morris 1:30
6John Walker 1:00
Tony presents the prize toDavid
August: Cancelled
August meeting was cancelled.

July: New Inn, Horning
Another pleasant summer's evening, this time at the New Inn, Horning.

David, Joe, John, David and Tony
June: Rising Sun, Coltishall
Making the best of the weather, we had a very pleasant evening at the Rising Sun, Coltishall.

John, Tony, David and David
A family of swans
May: Cancelled
May meeting was cancelled.

April : Annual 3 grams briar
Annual 3 grams briar held at the Red Lion, Bishopsgate. Well done to John Betts for an excellent win!

Annual 3 grams briar
Red Lion
19 April 2023
Louisiana Flake
Contestant's choice of pipe
1John Betts 44:00
2David Woollard-Kingston 37:50
3Tony Larner 32:25
4David Bullock 15:30
5John Walker 13:30
David, John, David and Tony
David presents the prize to John
March: AGM
A small turnout at the AGM due to illness and work commitments. Very nice to see Len. The club is doing well and the financial situation and tobacco stocks are healthy.

Tony, David, John and Len
February: Quiz
An excellent evening's quiz won by John Betts.

John Betts wins a bottle of vino
January : No meeting due to work commitments
No meeting due to work commitments.

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
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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