......Our History
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The Pipe Club of London was
formed in 1970 in association
with the late Pipe Club of Great
Britain with a view to encourage
the appreciation of quality pipes
and fine tobaccos, and, to
promote the interests of
members by offering them social
entertainment and educational
facilities connected with pipes
and tobacco.

The Club is truly international in
scope, having approximately 300
members in 26 countries and
visitors to this website from 145
nations around the world.

Meetings are held at various
venues in and around the greater
London metropolitan area. Please
click on the Club Calendar tab for
specific venues, dates and times.

All pipe smokers whether novice
or expert, men or ladies are
welcome to attend. Activities
include tobacco tasting, talks on
pipes and tobaccos, pipe-
smoking competitions, visits
to pipe factories--and the
camaraderie of like-minded
pipe smokers. [More
 HERE.]
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Club Officers
2014-2015
   
 Life President
Peter C. Wiseman UK050L
& 1st Lady Bridgette Wiseman
Tel. 01689 607528
pcwpcol@webandmail.co.uk

 Chairman
Bernard Allotey UK372F
Tel. 0795 0605617
ballotey@fsmail.net

 Vice Chairman
Gottfried Panzer UK165L
Tel. 0208 8470983
gottfried@fastmesssage.co.uk

Secretary & Treasurer
John Green UK270L
jdgjohngo@yahoo.co.uk

Public Relations Officer
David Buist UK678F
buistd@yahoo.co.uk

Journal Editor
Laurence Kothari UK439F
laurence.pcol@ntlworld.com
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Committee Members
.for 2014-2015 HERE.
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PCoL NOTICES
New Saturday Venue for 2015
Saturday 21 February
THE SWAN (Full Details At Left)
Bring your Meerschaums
   
Free counters!
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THANK YOU!
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CLICK the DETAILS tab, and CLICK the + sign by any flag to see which states or regions have visitors represented.
Viz. Under the UK flag are England, Wales & Scotland.
Fascinating!

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.....CLUB MEETINGS
.............2015
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1. James J. Fox
2nd Tuesday of each month.
Website: www.jjfoxpipes.co.uk
Facebook:
HERE
19 St. James's Street
London SW1A 1ES

Time: 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm
DIRECTIONS:
Map:
HERE

"Pipe Dreams" HERE
James J. FoxYouTube Channel: HERE

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2. The Swan
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3rd Saturday of each
month
- but always check our Club
Calendar for details of away events.

121 The High Road - Horndon-on-the-Hill
SS17 8LD

Time: 11:30 am
for a 12:00 pm
start.
Click
HERE
for a map.

Read online reviews for the pub
HERE.
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tobacco to the shores of Ye
Olde England?

1. Christopher Columbus
2. Vasco de Gama
3. Sir Walter Raleigh
4. Sir Francis Drake
5. Henry Morton Stanley

To find the answer,
view this
video by comedian Bob Newhart
who, playing the part of a London
importer, learns of the existence of
a new kind of leaf in the Colonies!
LINK

Following that, you may find a
proper history lesson on the origin
of tobacco in London - and learn of
The Worshipful Company of
Tobacco Pipe Makers & Tobacco
Blenders
in this fascinating article
complements of the
LONDONIST -
HERE. Our many thanks to fellow
club member Marcus Jones
(UK633A) of EA Carey (Europe) Ltd.
for supplying us with these
delightful links.

Inasumuch as we've already
struck our funnybones, courtesy of
Bob Newhart, it seems fitting to pay
homage one of pipedoms most
delightful crackpots, Graham Arthur
Chapman of
Monty Python fame
(1941 - 1989, RIP).

As to Chapman, we have been
entertained previously by the witty
columns of
Alan Peschke in his blog
(cyber-slang for "web log" for the
uninitiated)
BRIAR FILES.  

Here is his inimitable (as always)
blog post on pipeman Chapman.
Thank you, Alan! Click HERE.

AFTER READING, CONTINUE IN THE
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What you almost certainly did
not know (or remember) is that
The
Iron Maiden
, Margaret Thatcher,
ridiculed the Lib Dems by parroting
Python's Dead Parrot sketch in her
speech at the Conservative Party
Conference in Bournemouth in
October 1990!

Indeed, ...it may have been, as
one pundit quipped,
"the only time
she was funny."
If you'd care to be
delighted once more, click
HERE.

Lastly, having almost nothing
whatsoever to do with pipe smoking,
imagine that you're a student in
London's  BUS DRIVER SCHOOL.
(Please bear with me here.) In our
six years in the city, my wife and I
rode the buses. Once.

CURIOUS? TO READ ON, CLICK HERE.
Tuesday 10 March
James J. Fox, est. 1787
19 St. James's Street (A4)
London SW1A 1ES
   
Club Meetings
Q
UIZ!
What famous
explorer first brought
In the event that you're wondering
about the true story behind the
invention of The Dead Parrot sketch -
reportedly written as Chapman spiced
up Cleese's original idea whilst
smoking his pipe - look no further!
Through the magic of the Internet,
we've gleaned it
HERE!

Right! With that salient piece of
human history sorted, it's time to
delight yourself further by clicking
HERE where you may watch the
Dead Parrot Sketch in all its glory.

Arguably, all naive English speakers
know of the Dead Parrot sketch.

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A FEAST FOR THE EYES!
The 2015 Club Pipe
from Ian Walker of Northern Briars
Click HERE for details.
20 FEBRUARY 2015
was
INTERNATIONAL
PIPE SMOKING DAY
!


For Photos Click HERE!