Friday, 27 April 2012

Tobacco for the competition.

The blend to be used for the competition on the 15th July will be Samuel Gawith's Grousemoor.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Would you wear a polo shirt?

Just had an idea; would anyone be interested in a polo shirt embroidered with the club logo (that hasn't been designed yet)?
Regarding the logo, any preference between a three letter monogram of EPC, or Edinburgh Pipe Club in full?

I need to get some more quotes but price for an embroidered polo shirt (with a basic logo) would be about £8 each.

More help required.

I've been asked by a reader of the blog for some help identifying a pipe: age, company information, etc.

From the photos, I would say it's meerschaum...a type of pipe I don't know very much about.

One side of the stem is marked "Walter Scott", the collar on the army mount is marked "WHITES 'ALLSORBO' PATENT SCOTLAND".

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

April meeting.

Thanks to Mike from Tobacco Pipe Collectors, Neil was able to restock his supply of Captain Black Gold...this helps show what a great worldwide community of gents pipe smokers are! :-)

Neil started with some of his regular Troost and I started with Orlik Bull's Eye. Some peaceful contemplation ensued, together with a few gripes from both of us about the chairs. I might take a cushion next time lol.

Later, we both enjoyed a very pleasant bowl of Mac Baren Plumcake. This was the first time I had tried it and it will not be my last. It's a very tasty blend with flavours of both Rum and Latakia.

As ever for a Scottish spring the weather was a mixed bag: clear blue sky and warm sunshine, followed by drizzle and even some hail. Fortunately it brightened up again later and the smoking shelter protected us from the worst.

Monday, 23 April 2012

"Sponsorship" of British Pipe Smoking Championships.

The John Hollingsworth Pipe Club of Birmingham will be acting as hosts of the Championships on July 15th, as they are the closest to Newark.

Clive Davies of John Hollingsworth Pipe Club has been in contact asking for help organising prizes for the Championships.

As a result, if any businesses or organisations would be interested in providing a prize (doesn't have to be pipe related or expensive) any such help would be gratefully received...and publicly acknowledged at the Championships.

If you are interested, please contact me directly for further information.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

British Championships, 15th July 2012

In case anyone was wondering, the Newark and Nottingham Showground DO have the booking for the British Championships...they just haven't updated the calendar of events on their website yet.
I am planning to drive down on  Saturday 14th and stay Saturday and Sunday nights, then drive back up on the Monday. If anyone wants to do the same please let me know ASAP.

Update: The Showground have now updated their calendar of events.