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Havering Numismatic Club

Havering Numismatic Society

Now in our fifth decade Havering Numismatic Society continues to promote the interest of all branches of numismatics. At the majority of our monthly meetings we feature guest speakers and several of our members regularly give talks at other venues. We have forged a close relationship with the newly opened Havering Museum in Romford and have a rolling programme of exhibits there, each one being in place for around 3 months. We feel that this gives the general public exposure to the world of numismatics and on an optimistic note, the chance to attract new members to our society, a sentiment that most societies would agree with.

We have struck several medallions over the years to mark special occasions, our latest being counterstamped 1967 halfcrowns in memory of Fred Bonner, our founder member who died in 2008 (1967 being the year we were founded). We have several overseas members who correspond regularly, and indeed the counterstamped halfcrowns were produced in Australia. The 25th anniversary medallion shown below features local landmarks; the horned church at Hornchurch, the stocks at Atte Bower, Romford Market and the Upminster windmill. It was struck in both silver and bronze by Charles Neal & Sons of London.

We endeavour to arrange days out and we were very fortunate recently to be treated to a visit to Coutts Bank in the Strand which is one of the oldest banks in London and the one used by the Royal Family. Other notable visits include the Bank of England and the Guildhall.

We produce a quarterly newsletter which apart from giving details of the societys activities features articles from members on their favourite subjects. We also have our own website which is always worth a look and includes our programme for the year.

Our in house activities include a members exhibition, a grading competition (always a contentious issue), a quiz and a Christmas Social.

We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm to 9.30 pm at the Fairkytes Art Centre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1AX. Visitors are more than welcome.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Pam Williams

Where to go

Fairkytes Art centre, Billet Lane
RM11 1AX
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