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Worksop: Collecting society stamped out

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com...COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>..27th April 2011..........Aurora Charity..Central Library and Museum, Memorial Avenue, Worksop.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com...COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>..27th April 2011..........Aurora Charity..Central Library and Museum, Memorial Avenue, Worksop.

One of Bassetlaw’s oldest social groups has been forced to close due to dwindling numbers and a change in circumstance.

Worksop Philatelic Society has met for the last time, almost half a century after the first meeting in 1965.

The group, for stamp collectors and enthusiasts to meet and enjoy their hobby together,

The society was not limited to stamps, but also had an interest in postal history and other related topics.

For many years, they met in the old library building in Worksop’s Memorial Gardens.

However, with the building recently being given to the Aurora Wellbeing charity on a 25-year lease, the group was unable to take advantage of the cheap rent it once enjoyed.

A spokesperson for the group said falling membership was another one of the reasons causing them to disband after 48 years.

He said: “Unfortunately a number of our older members have passed away recently, and there doesn’t seem to be the interest among young people - it’s all computers for them now.”

All the money remaining in the group’s bank account has been donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and the spokesman said the group was pleased to have been able to make the donation.

 

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