The Carnival Glass Society(UK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Devoted to the collecting and accurate documentation of Carnival Glass

The 2019 Annual General Meeting and Social Weekend


Carnival Glass Society 37th
 AGM, Market and Social Weekend

Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2019

Photograph Courtesy Three Swans Hotel

Photograph Courtesy Dave Richards

We have great pleasure in inviting you to our special Carnival Glass Society weekend.


Programme Highlights


FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - EVENING PROGRAMME STARTS 7.00 PM

DELICIOUS SUPPER, CARNIVAL GLASS DISPLAY, SHOW AND TELL


  • Another fantastic display from the Anthony and Maureen Ward Glass Collection (see our video montage on the home page for a preview of the spectacular carnival glass that will be on display).

  • There will be tasty nibbles, a delicious ‘Fish and Chip’ supper (or Vegetarian Pasta Bake), followed by some mouth-watering puddings.

  • Enjoy our intriguing ‘Show and Tell’. Members are invited to bring along up to 3 items from their carnival glass collection and tell us little bit about them so we can discover what stories they hold.



SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER – CARNIVAL GLASS MARKET, DISPLAYS AND PRESENTATIONS


MORNING PROGRAMME STARTS 9.30 AM

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME STARTS 2.00 PM


See carnival glass treasures in our amazing 

‘Not for Sale Glass Display’


Members will be bringing along items of carnival glass from their collections which they treasure and would never sell for our ‘Not for Sale Glass Display’ - so you can get to see those beautiful pieces which they would never part with!!


Morning: Following a brief AGM, the Members’ Priority Glass Sales commence with some fantastic items of carnival glass on sale this year to suit all tastes and pockets.


Afternoon: Glass sales continue with our ‘Carnival Glass Market where you can bargain and barter for those beautiful items of carnival glass that you have been looking for.


There will be fascinating Carnival Glass Presentations, Carnival Glass Displays and Raffles throughout the day including our ever popular Straw Draw (£1 a ticket, every even numbered ticket drawn wins you a delightful item of carnival glass)



Special Raffle Prize Item Drawn for A Beautiful 

Eda Blue Kulor Vase

Exclusive to CGS Members – only £1 per ticket or 12 tickets for £10


‘Contact Us’ for details on how to enter this draw



SATURDAY EVENING DINNER FOLLOWED BY MUSIC AND 

AMUSING ENTERTAINMENT STARTS AT 6.45 PM FOR 7.00 PM.


Why not stay on and enjoy an evening with carnival glass friends? We shall make you very welcome. The evening starts with drinks in the conference centre bar followed by a delicious three course meal. There will be music, dancing and an amusing general knowledge ‘pub quiz’ which everyone can join in with as well as a quiet seating area where you can just relax and chat.



SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER MORNING – MEET AT 11.30 AM


Proposed Group Visit to the Bosworth Battlefield Museum: Why not join us for a visit to the fascinating Bosworth Battlefield Museum Exhibition on your way home, located 30 miles away from Market Harborough? The cost for entry is £6.00 pp on the special group rate (£5.25 for seniors) and there is a restaurant serving lunches and light bites. Members make their own way to convene at the visitor centre entrance at 11.30 am. Don’t forget that Whitemoors Antiques Centre is close by which also has a Country Tea Room.



EXCLUSIVE TO CARNIVAL GLASS SOCIETY MEMBERS


The full weekend programme is only open to Carnival Glass Society members who can attend on any or all of these days. The good news is that it costs from only £14 per year for up to two people to join the CGS for which you will receive:


  • Four newsletters per year packed full of articles, photographs, news and events
  • The ability to buy and sell carnival glass at our weekend on the members’ area of our website
  • Our ‘2 for 1’ Fairs discount card which allows a member to take a guest into many of the UK’s largest antique fairs

as well as a host of other membership benefits. Why not ‘Join the CGS’ and register for this not to be missed carnival glass event and put the date in your diary now or ‘Contact Us’ for more information.



Most of all we look forward to seeing you at our very special weekend


About the Three Swans Hotel 

 

For those who have not visited the Three Swans Hotel, it is a delightful coaching inn set in the pretty town of Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7NJ. Tel: 01858 466644. There is parking for 100 cars with overspill parking available nearby. For those using SatNav, we are informed that LE16 9AA will bring you to the hotel car park quicker. The rooms and restaurant are refurbished, the flower displays are beautiful and the whole outside area is a convivial place to relax.

 

Rooms are still available so if you have not yet booked – now is the time to do so.  Please remember to quote the CGS to obtain our special rates:

 

£78 for a standard room including breakfast, £88 for standard double room including breakfast, or £108 for executive double room including breakfast.


Closing date for these rates is  2nd August 2019

 

Also: There ia also a Travel Lodge (behind Three Swans Hotel)

0871 984 6467 



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