Society Events

The Society usually holds four meetings each year in the London area and one at a provincial location, usually at Kidlington in Oxfordshire. Those held in the London area are usually held at East Sheen, a location that is easily accessible by road and rail. Coronavirus : Sheen Lane Centre re-opened on 6th September 2021 and is complying with the Government’s advice on Covid regulations, which now permits us to hold the London meetings.

The needs of members with limited mobility have been carefully considered, and only venues that have such facilities are used. The Society officials are always happy to discuss questions relating to our events should anyone wish further information, and can be reached on events@phillumeny.com.

The Society magazine publishes details of all Society meetings and events together with meetings organised by other Phillumeny clubs and societies in the UK and overseas. The magazine is available only to members of the Society, click here to join.

Society Autumn Meeting 2024

  • Map of Sheen Lane Centre

    October 6th 2024 Sunday. BML&BS Autumn Meeting, from 09:00 to 16:00. Auction takes place at 13:30. Admission £2. Trader Tables cost £5 each and must be booked in advance with the Show Organiser. Sheen Lane Centre (Library building), 74 Sheen Lane, East Sheen (near Mortlake), London SW14 8LP. events@phillumeny.com

  • To book a trader table please contact events@phillumeny.com
  • Note that Sheen Lane Centre is now within the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which means that charges apply to vehicles which enter the Zone. We have been made aware that from 29th August 2023, Ultra Low Emission Zone charges will be expanded to apply in all London Boroughs to certain vehicles which enter those areas. Members should check to see if their vehicle will be subject to a charge, by using the following link https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

November 2024 Live On-line Auction

  • November 3rd 2024 Sunday. This Live On-line Auction will be take place using Zoom and is available to members only. To register to take part in the Auction please click here. The Auction Catalogue will be published in October 2024.

Society Winter Meeting 2024

  • Map of Sheen Lane Centre

    December 8th 2024 Sunday. BML&BS Winter Meeting, from 09:00 to 16:00. Auction takes place at 13:30. Admission £2. Trader Tables cost £5 each and must be booked in advance with the Show Organiser. Sheen Lane Centre (Library building), 74 Sheen Lane, East Sheen (near Mortlake), London SW14 8LP.

  • To book a trader table please contact events@phillumeny.com
  • Note that Sheen Lane Centre is now within the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which means that charges apply to vehicles which enter the Zone. We have been made aware that from 29th August 2023, Ultra Low Emission Zone charges will be expanded to apply in all London Boroughs to certain vehicles which enter those areas. Members should check to see if their vehicle will be subject to a charge, by using the following link https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

Society Spring Meeting 2025

  • Map of Sheen Lane Centre

    February 23rd 2025 Sunday. BML&BS Spring Meeting, from 09:00 to 16:00. Auction takes place at 13:30. Admission £2. Trader Tables cost £5 each and must be booked in advance with the Show Organiser. Sheen Lane Centre (Library building), 74 Sheen Lane, East Sheen (near Mortlake), London SW14 8LP. events@phillumeny.com

  • To book a trader table please contact events@phillumeny.com
  • Note that Sheen Lane Centre is now within the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which means that charges apply to vehicles which enter the Zone. We have been made aware that from 29th August 2023, Ultra Low Emission Zone charges will be expanded to apply in all London Boroughs to certain vehicles which enter those areas. Members should check to see if their vehicle will be subject to a charge, by using the following link https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

2026 John Walker 200th anniversary

2026 is an important year for phillumenists. It marks 200 years since the invention of the Friction Match by John Walker in Stockton-on-Tees. It is hard to over-state the importance that John Walker’s invention made to society at large but also to us collectors.

The Society intends to celebrate this life-changing invention in two ways :

  • A physical exhibition, at Preston Park Museum in Stockton-on-Tees
  • An on-line exhibition on our web site

Although 2026 is two years away, we have already started planning these celebrations and will publish more details once they become available.

We have already created a new web site dedicated to John Walker, which will expand as we approach 2026 and will act as a lasting legacy to John Walker.

If you have information about John Walker that you would like to share with us, or you would like to help with the 2026 celebrations in any way, we would be pleased to hear from you johnwalker2026@phillumeny.com

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