......Our History
88
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.]
...............    
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
.    .
Committee Members
.for 2014-2015 HERE.
  Website design by John Wade Long, Jr. - Yahoo! Web Hosting - © Copyright 2008-2014 Pipe Club of London by John Wade Long, Jr.             GnomeSane Productions
PCoL NOTICES
New Saturday Venue for 2015
Beginning Saturday 17 January
THE SWAN (Full Details At Left)
Yes, after eons, we're saying goodbye to
the Thatcher's for another venue!
   
Free counters!
ATTENTION LADS & LASSIES!
PLEASE...
Email your pipe-smoking friends round the globe with an invitation to log onto our PCoL HOME page
so that their national flag will join yours in all its glory!
THANK YOU!
.    
CLICK on the above map to pull up the Flag Counter menu.

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!

PCoL Webmaster: John Wade Long, Jr. - Hendersonville NC USA (formerly London UK) -  johnwadelong@gmail.com
.....CLUB MEETINGS
.............2015
...................    
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

....................    
2. The Swan
..............
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.
...................    
ON occasion, Fred Brown,
American journalist and pipeman
extraordinairre, takes to writing
about pipes.
With his kind
permission,
and that of Kevin
Godbee, owner-publisher of
PipesMagazine.com (you may join

HERE
), we are delighted to share
Fred's article from the 21 December
2011 issue.
MANY THANKS! - JWL -

Santa Claus: Gift Giver, Sleigh
Rider, North Pole Dweller - Pipe
Smoker   




many apologies to Clement
Clarke Moore.

‘Twas the night before Christmas
when all through the house, not a
creature was stirring, except for
Santa, who was smoking his pipe.

Yes, Virginia, that same old jolly elf
himself is about to descend upon
us. He will bring toys and joy and
then kick back to light up his pipe.
Maybe even sit a spell and look
about as tobacco smoke swirls
above his head.

Or, as author Washington Irving
wrote in A History of New York ". . . .
And he lit his pipe by the fire, and
sat himself down and smoked; and
as he smoked, the smoke from his
pipe ascended into the air and
spread like a cloud overhead. . . .
and. . . .the smoke spread over a
great extent of country; and . . . .the
great volume of smoke assumed a
variety of country; and . . . .the
great volume of smoke assumed a
variety of marvelous forms. . .
shadowed out palaces and domes

(continue on the column at left)
   
   
and lofty spires, all of which lasted but a
moment, and then faded away, until the
whole rolled off, and nothing but the
green woods were left."

Those lines are thought to have inspired
Moore to write his famous poem in
tribute to St. Nick and the Night Before
Christmas.

So Santa smokes a pipe. He always has,
apparently, right from the first mention
of the old boy in red, fur-trimmed suit.

One of the most highly recognizable
faces on the planet is usually accom-
panied by a cheery smile, red cheeks,   
a cherry red nose, all framed by a pipe.

Click HERE and jump to paragraph 6
for the rest of Fred's story!
PCoL Journal NO. 40 Fall 2014
CLICK HERE!
   
Tuesday 7 January
James J. Fox, est. 1787
19 St. James's Street (A4)
London SW1A 1ES
   
January 2015 Meetings
LOOKING for the perfect
CHRISTMAS GIFT
for the pipe lover with everything?
EUREKA! You've found it... the PCoL
"OF PIPES & MEN" DVD!
TEASER Videos HERE and HERE.
Order from our Hon. PCol
Secty.Treas.
John Green jdgjohngo@yahoo.co.uk
HEAR the smashing BBC interview on
pipe smoking with our club's own
James Ashmore! (pictured at left)
Right click HERE and select "save"
the 2.9 MB MP3 sound file.
   
S
   
   
Click to enlarge.     
Mrs. Claus is a right fine woman...
She knows I feel weary from lugging
my sack. So bless her - she fetches
that famous blue pack,
An' says to me:
"Santa - just fill
up your briar, An' set yourself down  
in this chair by the fire!"

YES, there is a woman with real
understanding, Who knows the
tobacco that men are demanding.
For
Edgeworth is tops, from the
Pole to the Isthmus,
A wonderful gift for your men folks
this Christmas! (1946 advert)
Watch Christmas ♪♪ Flash Mobs ♪♪
Click
HERE and HERE!
ANTA on the rooftop and
down the chimney, a
Christmas romance, with