by John Ineson
Plans for our exhibition SGSC 2000 exhibition being held on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May continue, and I confirm that we would like further help with erecting the frames on Friday 19th May from 1300 hours. The buffet will take place Baden-Powell House on the Saturday evening from 1930 hours. As mentioned in my last notes, the exhibition will be open from 1000 - 1800 hours on the Saturday and 1000 - 1430 hours on Sunday. Most of the frame space has been taken up with many exhibits coming from abroad. It has been decided to award the Bojanowicz cup to the best exhibit by popular vote, and those attending will be asked to take part by completing the form provided. Many visitors will be coming from overseas including a large contingent of SOSSI members from the U.S.A. and Canada who are holding their A.G.M. at Baden-Powell House on Tuesday 23rd May from 1700 hours.
Transport in London is not cheap and for those who are travelling from abroad and flying to Heathrow, may like to know that the cheapest method into central London is via the Underground (Metro). This costs £3.50 to anywhere in the city on the Piccadilly line (coloured blue on the map). The Heathrow Express train, costing £12, is quicker, but of course more expensive, especially as when you arrive into central London you would then need another train to your destination. Once in London there is available a seven day travel card which costs £15.30 and covers the cost of both the underground and red busses, but this is only for Zone 1. This includes all stations within the circle (yellow line), and covers most of the well known tourist areas. Ask for a map when you purchase your first train ticket. If you prefer not to buy a weekly ticket, you can buy a One Day travel card for £3.90 or a weekend (Saturday & Sunday) ticket for £5.80. A single ticket within Zone 1 costs £1.50, even if it is only for the next station. Baden-Powell House is nearest to Gloucester Road station. The International Exhibition being held the week after our show has its own station at Earls Court, which is one stop away from Gloucester Road.
The committee welcome all members and their friends to our exhibition. Please do make an effort to attend what should be a first class show with many well known collections from Europe.