3rd October 2017 Parachutes – A thematic display – Barry Stagg

On Tuesday 3rd October the Society welcomed Barry Stagg who gave a presentation and thematic display on “Parachutes”.

Barry is Chairman of the British Thematic Association and his display has won international awards so was very much looked forward to by the attending members. His display contained both stamps and postcards and covered many aspects of the theme including Experimental Parachuting, Parachuting as an entertainment, Training Parachutists, Making a Parachute, the introduction by Germany of Fallschirmjager (Paratroopers), Mail supplies by Parachute, Heroes, Villains and Precision Parachuting. In addition, he also covered the relatively new sports that are offshoots of Parachuting including Hang-Gliding and Paragliding.

Barry has exhibited his collection both in this country and abroad, winning many top prizes and the members and visitors were treated to a talk of exceptional quality in terms of both interest and material.

Banbury Stamp Society meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Hanwell Community Centre from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Visitors are welcome.

Their next meeting is on Tuesday 17th October on the work of the master engraver, Czeslaw Slania, shown by Colin Searle.

See the society at ‘www.banburystampsociety.co.uk’, or contact John Davies on 01295 255831.