The second instalment of the Guernsey Letter Writers Society took place on Wednesday evening, 4th October 2017, down in Trinity Centre. Ten of us gathered to share our love of handwritten correspondence, four of whom were new members.
Jessica kicked off the meeting with a reading from Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, a letter from Queen Elizabeth II to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
During the “Show & Mail” part of the evening Adie shared with us a beautiful flamingo subscription box by Lucky Lobster that can be found locally at Indica. Emma G shared with us an excerpt from a letter from her penpal in Indonesia, which highlighted the benefits of corresponding with people who are trying to improve their English.
Then came the grand opening of the package from The CLE Letter Writers Club. 7 letters were enclosed and all 7 were matched with a Guernsey letter writer during the meeting!
Jessica later recommended The Postman’s Knock for those wanting to learn calligraphy and the Pentel Fude Touch pens and Fabre Castell Pitt Artist Pens for those looking to practice their lettering.
As for the stats, a total of 27 letters were written and sent out the following day via Box No. 01 on Union Street, which also happens to be the only red postbox in Guernsey and the oldest working postbox in Britain, dating back to 1852!
7 GSY, 7 UK, 5 EUR, 8 ROW
Thanks to all who came along and especially to Emma B who made the most amazing chocolate cinnamon rolls!
Oh and congratulations to Tiff who was the winner of our “Where’s the post box?” game over on Instagram, you can claim your free stamp at the next meeting.
Next Meeting is on Wednesday, 1st November 2017.