......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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.....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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ANTHROPOMORPHISM:
an·thro·po·mor·phism, noun. The
attribution of human characteristics
or behavior to an object or animal.

The first time I took note of this
curious dog & pipe phenomenon
was when one of our very own club
members, the inimitable
Trevor
Burgess
showed me a photo of his
pooch who had sneaked into the
sitting room, nicked a pipe and was
making off across the back garden
with it. For what, a smoke? Then,
our Aussie club member, Bob Kerr
sent me this photo of his pal "Bud"
who had taken a liking to one of
his hats - and pipes! Staged?
Most certainly, but Trevor's? Most
certainly not.













What is it about our pipes that
fascinates our dogs so? Some say
it's the strong scent (varies from
sweet to sour). Others insist that
it's the handy size and shape that
reminds them of a bone or a "fetch
it" toy.

Whatever, the attraction is mutual,
for as long as pipes have existed,
humans have insisted on producing
portraits - photos and paintings - of
their precious pooches puffing pipes.
(Yes, that was alliterative genius.)  
(Continue column left -
"Perhaps...")
   
   
"They're dogs, and they're playing
poker!"
Poor Homer. He missed the
best part.
TWO OF THEM ARE...
SMOKING PIPES!                 
Tuesday 14 April
James J. Fox, est. 1787
19 St. James's Street (A4)
London SW1A 1ES
   
Upcoming Club Meetings
HAT IS IT about
dogs and pipes
that fascinates
us humans so?
himself famous with a series of
sixteen advertising posters
. Nine of
them were paintings of dogs playing
poker, and some
were smoking... you
guessed it, pipes. I
rapidly wiped the
smirk off me mug after learning t
hat
in 2005, at auction, a pair of those
naff dog & poker canvases had
fetched a whopping £396,500.00 -
$590,400! (Hold on. Now where'd I
put me paintbrush!?)

Finally, check out this YouTube
video for a delightful historical walk
through of the art of pipes & dogs.
Excuse the odd cigarette-loving
canine
- and the thoroughly inane
anti-pet-smoking message at the end.
   
   
   
A FEAST FOR THE EYES!
The 2015 Club Pipe
from Ian Walker of Northern Briars
Click HERE for details.
New Saturday Venue for 2015
Saturday 18 April
THE SWAN (Full Details At Left)
Bring your Meerschaums
   
Click to enlarge.     
"A Friend in Need"     
Perhaps the most bizarre example
of this phenomenon
is the art of
New York Quaker farmboy turned
painter, Cassius Marcellus "Kash"
Coolidge (1834-1944) who made