......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 twenty-six countries
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
   
 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 HERE.
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PCoL NOTICES
Saturdays: 22 Nov. & 13 Dec.
Thatcher's Arms - CM13 3HU.
Ian Walker & Bob Gregory visit.
See the full details
HERE.
   
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!
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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!
.....CLUB MEETINGS
.............2014
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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 ~ 8:00pm
DIRECTIONS:
Map:
HERE
"Pipe Dreams" HERE
YouTube Channel: HERE

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Thatcher's Arms
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3rd Saturday of each month unless
there's an away event planned. Always
check the Club Calendar for details.

Warley Street
Great Warley,
Brentwood
Essex  CM13 3H
U
Tel. 01277 233535

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

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At 24" (60.96 cm.) in length,
German Kalmasch pipe stems
(
HERE) put the tobacco so distant
that a near-impossible stretch is
required to set it alight. It is
difficult to imagine, then, how the
pipemen and women (yes women)
of the Ottoman Empire managed
to light their
chibouks with stems
measuring 1.2 ~ 1.5 meters (4~5
feet) in length... before the age of
matches. Did they have a helper?
Or did they, as our 18th Century
English and American forebears,
use bronze tongs to place a small
ember atop the tobacco?










Arno, a delightful pipeman in
Holland
, reports that he would
"be honored" for us to post
a link to his article on the chibouk
and the origins of tobacco use in
the Middle East (think Latakia).
To read his delightful and
informative
"One Thousand and
One Smoky Nights"
click HERE.
(Note: You can actually subscribe
to his blog.)
Thank you, Arno, on
behalf of our club.
   
   
The Exotic Chibouk
of the Ottoman Empire
OTHER LINKS for the Chibouk:
TOPHANE WARE (a type of Turkish
ceramic from the region of the same
name)
HERE.
AMBER Chibouk Mouthpieces at
auction
HERE.
Egyptian pipes & pottery HERE.
CHIBOUK images HERE.
NEW! PCoL Journal NO. 40 Fall 2014
Click HERE.
   
Tuesdays: 11 Nov. & 9 Dec.
James J. Fox, est. 1787
19 St. James's Street (A4)
London SW1A 1ES
   
Nov. & Dec. Meetings
LOOKING for the perfect gift
for the Pipeman or Pipewoman
who has 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
     Click to enlarge.  
Find Arjan DeHaan's excellent
article article
HERE (right click &
save.)  
Read Dr. Emily M. Weeks'
catalogue note re: Théobold
Chartran's 1877 painting of
The
Chibouk Smoker
(top of this
column)
HERE (right click & save).
Click for view No. 2     
Above: Amber Chibouk mouthpiece
in silk-lined wooden coffin case.
Click to enlarge.     
Click to enlarge.     
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.