pipe and tobacco to England - the
legendary Sir Walter Raleigh,
landed gentleman, poet, soldier,
historian, politician, courtier, spy,
and explorer.
......Our History
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
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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.
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1. James J. Fox
2nd Tuesday of each month.
Website: www.jjfoxpipes.co.uk
19 St. James's Street
London SW1A 1ES

Time: 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm

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

2. The Swan
3rd Saturday of each
- 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
for a map.

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Under the aegis of the Queen, he
sailed thrice (first in 1578) to Virginia
in North America where he was instru-
mental in paving the way for future
English settlements (a thousand
pardons to our American friends).
It was, perhaps, on this first voyage
that he "discovered" tobacco (a
thousand pardons to our Native
American friends) and introduced it
to the royal court in England. (If you
missed Bob Newhart's comedic skit of
that event, click
In 1591, Raleigh stole the heart of one
of the Queen's ladies, secretly married
her, and for that, the newlyweds weds
spent their three week (
at left)  
Tuesday 8 September
James J. Fox, est. 1787
19 St. James's Street (A4)
London - SW1A 1ES
Upcoming Meetings
F the Pipe Club of London were
to cast about for a patron saint,
none could be more fitting than
this dandy who introduced the
Saturday 19 September
Visit to Blakemar Briars.
Club Officers
 President Emeritus
Peter C. Wiseman UK050L
& 1st Lady Bridgette Wiseman
Tel. 01689 607528

Bernard Allotey
Tel. 0795 0605617

Chairman/Hon. Secretary-
John Green UK270L

 Vice Chairman
Gottfried Panzer UK165L
Tel. 0208 8470983

 Media Officer
Laurence Kothari UK439F


Committee Members
.for 2015 HERE.
HEAR the smashing BBC
radio interview on pipe
smoking with our club's own
James Ashmore!
Right click HERE and "save"
the 2.9 MB MP3 sound file.
The 2015 Club Pipe
Tobacco Pouch (leather)
Club Lapel Pin (enamel)
Club Necktie
Club Ball Point Pen
Club Key Ring
Club Car Window Sticker

HERE for photos of these
lovely items with prices and instructions
for ordering.
Note: Sorry. Only the club pipe and
DVD are available to non-members!
HERE for membership
Sir Walter Raleigh
c. 1554 - 29 October 1618
Raleigh's Pipe Pouch - 24.2 cm x 12 cm.
(9.5" x 4.7") Two clay pipes with silver
mounted extensions of bone & bamboo
and a bone & silver tamper. Inscriptions:
Initials W.R. 1617 in a heart.
meus fuit in illo miserrimo tempore"
was my companion during that very
unhappy time). Found in his cell in the
Tower of London after his execution.
© The Wallace Collection, London  
honeymoon in the Tower of London!
In 1594, seduced by tales of El
Dorado - the "City of Gold" in South
America, he set off to find it (a
thousand pardons to our Trinidadian
and Venezuelan friends)
James I, who succeeded Elizabeth,
detested Raleigh, and in 1603
accused him of treason and  
sentenced him to death. This was
reduced, but Raleigh spent the next
12 years in the Tower of London
where he penned Volume I of his
"History of the World" (1614).
In 1617, he made a second voyage
in search of "The Golden Land." In
disobedience to the King, he
attacked the Spaniards (a thousand
pardons to our Spanish friends) and
his son was killed in battle.
King James was done with Raleigh,
and upon his return to England, his
death sentence was reinstated.
Alas, our would-be patron saint was
relieved of his head on 29 October
1618. R.I.P. Sir Walter.
Amore et Virtute - "by Love and Virtue"
Click to enlarge.
The Bloody Tower - Raleigh's cell
Click for an
alternate view.
As a young man, Raleigh busied
himself slaughtering Papal troops in
Ireland (a thousand pardons to our
Irish Catholic friends) and for that
attracted the attention of Queen
Elizabeth I who knighted him in
1585. (
at left)