ZOOM MEETINGS

2022

TUESDAY 11TH JANUARY 7.00PM

Decades of Dolls from Russia with Love by Ann Coleman.

Show and Tell:  Any Russian doll of any material or date

TUESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 7.00PM

Munich Art Dolls by Carol Cameron

Show and Tell:  Early Twentieth Century Art Dolls

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH 7.00PM

AGM

Competitions have been postponed until we meet face to face

Followed by a presentation on Faith Eaton by Terry Summers

Show and Tell Items that belonged to Faith Eaton

TUESDAY 12TH APRIL 7.00PM

“Two French Patriots Who Became Part of the Doll World” which includes a  brief history of both Hansi and Poulbot and follows their doll journey on a time line, by Barbara Dugan

TUESDAY 1OTH MAY 12 O’CLOCK  FACE TO FACE MEETING 

Social Event and Show and Tell of items you have acquired during the lockdown/last two years.  We will also be judging the competitions and giving out the awards, so please bring along your entries for the Faith Eaton Cup (formerly the Terrot Cup) and the Florence King Memorial Plate (formerly known as the Commemoration Award).  The Coleman Award for contributions through writing to further our knowledge, will be presented.

This meeting is being held at our usual venue,  St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN

Please refer to the email you were sent/insert in Plangon for full details.

TUESDAY 17TH MAY 7.00PM

A repeat of the face to face meeting on Zoom

TUESDAY 7TH JUNE 12 0’CLOCK FACE TO FACE MEETING 

Royal dolls

TUESDAY 21ST JUNE 7.00PM

A repeat of the face to face meeting on Zoom

TUESDAY 12TH JULY 12 0’CLOCK FACE TO FACE MEETING 

Dolls’ House French China and Tea Services by Margaret Kincaid

Please bring along your items for Show and Tell

There will be a recent acquisitions, sales table, charity table, and a raffle.

Please bring along a packed lunch.

TUESDAY 19TH JULY 7.00PM

A repeat of the face to face meeting on Zoom

SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST

Schoenhut Circus Day and Garden Party at Suzy Vincents’.

12 noon owards.  £5.00 entry towards food with any over towards club funds.

Suzy has kindly offered to open her gardens and pool on 27th August for a fun Circus Day with all things circus related. She will have her own Schoenhut circus on display. There will be Circus lanterns and possible acts from our youngsters. As well as swimming for those who like to swim.

Come dressed for the circus

Children, grandchildren and well behaved dogs are all welcome but parents must ensure they are safe around the pool.

For the  Show and Tell…bring All things Circus.

Additional Junior Show and Tell. All young visitors are invited to bring their Dolls, toys and teddies to add to the Show and Tell table. Please do encourage them to come along and bring something. I’m sure we would all be interested to hear about what the young collectors of the future enjoy today.

Sandwiches and drinks will be provided but bring scones, puds and cookies for tea if you wish.

There will be an extra large sales table/tent as Suzy is down sizing her collection. Also the Raffle, Auction and Charity tables. Definitely a meeting not to miss.

RSVP to Suzy     Tel. 01483 421300 or 07769226396   [email protected]

Or Frances on  Tel. 01803 862930 or 07810282391    [email protected]

TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER FACE TO FACE MEETING  CANCELLED

Dolls: After a Fashion by Ann Coleman

St Mary Abbots Hall 12.00 – 4.00pm

Ann will be with us via Zoom on a live stream from the US

Dolls: After a Fashion covers two hundred and fifty years of the most fashionable dolls and the apparel they wear.  Covering dolls constructed by human hand from all natural materials to ones created from man-made materials and produced by artificial intelligence.

Show and Tell: Fashion dolls with original attire from teens to adults.

There will be a recent acquisitions, sales table, charity table, and a raffle.
Please bring along a packed lunch.

TUESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 7.00PM

A repeat of the face to face meeting on Zoom

TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER FACE TO FACE MEETING 

Barbie Dolls and Their Fashions Pre 1970 by Vicky Hart

St Mary Abbots Hall 12.00 – 4.00pm

Vicky is our own leading specialist on collectable Barbie dolls, guaranteed to inspire anyone with her knowledge and enthusiasm of them.

Show and Tell – Barbie Dolls and their fashions and accessories  Dolls from any era who came with their own wardrobe or trousseau, if showing Barbie only pre 1970, please, that means no Superstar Barbies etc. Accessories welcome.

There will be a recent acquisitions, sales table, charity table, and a raffle.
Please bring along a packed lunch.

TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 7.00PM

A repeat of the face to face meeting on Zoom

TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER FACE TO FACE MEETING 

Mechanical Dolls and Toys by Terry Summers

St Mary Abbots Hall 12.00 – 4.00pm

Starting in Victorian times.  Some will be shown working with video including the actual inside mechanisms.  Others will be actually demonstrated of the day.  It is an enhanced repeat of the talk that Kate and Terry gave for the 65th Anniversary at the Derby weekend.  

Show and Tell. Mechanical dolls and toys, preferably vintage items.

There will be a recent acquisitions, sales table, charity table, and a raffle.
Please bring along a packed lunch.

TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER

A repeat of the face to face meeting on Zoom 7.00PM

SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER FACE TO FACE MEETING

Christmas Party

Planned to coincide with 200 Years of Childhood on Sunday 11th December

Bring yourselves and Christmas cheer.

St Mary Abbots Hall 12.00 – 4.00pm

English Christmas Fairies by Margaret Kincaid

Workshop:  Make your own Christmas Fairies (tbc)

Show and Tell:  Christmas fairies….

Bring yourselves, food and Christmas spirit

More details to follow

TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER 7.00PM

A repeat of the face to face meeting on Zoom

2021

TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 7.00PM

New Acquisitions led by Olivia Bristol

This can be an item related to our hobby that you have purchased during the lockdown, or indeed the last doll/related item you bought if it was before, and if you haven’t, then it could by your favourite doll.  Please email Christina if you would like to participate, or alternatively you can let her know in the chat on the night.

TUESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 7.00PM

Pleasant Rowland and the American Girl Dolls by Suzy Vincent, followed by Historic American Girl Dolls and their Accessories by Catherine Jennings

Show and Tell of American Girl dolls, Gotz dolls – for example Sasha, Gunzel, the Truly Me doll, dolls from the 1980’s onwards with wardrobes of clothing.  Please email Christina if you would like to participate, or alternatively you can let her know in the chat on the night.

SATURDAY 20TH MARCH TIME 2.00PM (NOTE EARLIER ZOOM MEETING TIME)

A.G.M. followed by

Shirley Temple presented by Jenny Mcentee

Show and Tell of Shirley Temple paraphernalia. Please email Christina if you would like to participate, or alternatively you can let her know in the chat on the day.

The Coleman Award winner for contributions through writing to further our knowledge, will be announced.

Although we can’t have our usual competitions and present our Faith Eaton Cup and Florence King Memorial Plate (formally know as the Commemoration Award), we can still encourage you to sew or knit/crochet doll clothes to show on the night.  Or indeed, to show anything that you have made.

TUESDAY 13TH APRIL 7.00 PM

Dolls Under 7 inches presented by Olivia Bristol

Show and Tell of dolls under 7 inches. Please email Christina if you would like to participate, or alternatively you can let her know in the chat on the night.

TUESDAY 11TH MAY 7.00 PM

English Bisque dolls from 1914 – 1939 presented by Terry Summers and Lesley Collier

Show and Tell of bisque and composition English dolls from this period.  Please email Christina if you would like to participate, or alternatively you can let her know in the chat on the night.

TUESDAY 8TH JUNE 7.00 PM

Bild Lilli presented by Carol Cameron

Show and Tell of fashion dolls from Bild Lilli onwards – for example Barbie, Sindy, Tressy.

TUESDAY 13TH JULY 7.00 PM

Dolls Having Dinner by Margaret Hobbs and Olivia Bristol

Show and Tell of dolls/dolls’ house food, dinner and tea sets

TUESDAY 10TH AUGUST 7.00 PM

Soldier dolls and Uniforms by Louis Badolato

Show and Tell of Soldier dolls

TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 7.00 PM

Ambassadors of Apparel by Ann Coleman

Show and Tell Regional dressed dolls

TUESDAY 12TH OCTOBER 7.00 PM

Dolls in Art by Carol Cameron

Show and Tell Images that include a doll

TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 7.00 PM

Old Cottage Dolls by Terry Summers

Show and Tell “My Favourite Old Cottage Doll”

TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 7.00 PM

Christmas Party

Relax in the comfort of your own home, enjoy a glass of bubbly or some mulled wine, and join your fellow DCGB members for a Zoom Christmas party.  Although we can’t have a shared buffet, we can all enjoy our party food together.

The theme is “Christmas Tree Ornaments.”  We would like members to send pictures of their favourite ornaments together with a written dialogue about them.  If you do not have interesting Tre ornaments, then you could send a short description of your favourite Christmas decoration.

There will also be a presentation of homemade (by members) Christmas Tree Ornaments.

Val Ripley will be presenting one of her famous quizzes, and Santa will be making an appearance, along with his little helper.  Who knows, we may even get a gift!

2020

TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST 7.00PM

All the Fun of the Circus, The Story of Albert Schoenhut

by Suzy Vincent

Show and Tell: Schoenhut Circus pieces

TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 7.00PM

The Wonderful World of Wax Dolls, presented by Carol Cameron

Show and Tell: Wax dolls of any age

TUESDAY 2OTH OCTOBER 7.00PM

“Paper Dolls of the Monarchs of England and Great Britain” presented by Lorna Currie Thomopoulos

Show and Tell: TBC

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 7.00PM 

Details TBC

TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER TIME TBC

Relax in the comfort of your own home, enjoy a glass of bubbly or some mulled wine, and join your fellow DCGB members for a Zoom Christmas party.  Although we can’t have a shared buffet, we can all enjoy our party food together.

Terry will be presenting a PowerPoint of Nativity sets from around the world, and members are encouraged to share theirs in the Show and Tell.

We will have a quiz, and a competition – there will be a template and instructions for this in the next issue of Plangon.  The Christmas Star competition will be judged at the party.  Members will be asked to show their decorated stars, and the voting will be done via the ‘chat’ on zoom.

Not sure what Santa will be doing, but lets see if we can get him to make an appearance….!

2020

TUESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Royal Dolls

SATURDAY 14TH MARCH  St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 11.00 AM – 4.00PM A.G.M. and talk on English Wooden Dolls

WEDNESDAY 22ND APRIL St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00 – 4.00PM Royal Paper Dolls CANCELLED

TUESDAY 12TH MAY St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00 – 4.00PM Dolls’ House Gardens CANCELLED

TUESDAY 2ND JUNE Visit to Brighton and HoveCANCELLED

TBC:WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00 – 4.00PM Dolly Dialogues – “Dolls and Technology”, Kling, and Dolls’ House dolls CANCELLED

TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00 – 4.00PM Bears and Soft Toys CANCELLED

WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE – we are now possibly visiting V&A Kensington.  Further details to follow CANCELLED

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00 – 4.00PM Dolls of the Roaring 1920’s CANCELLED

SATURDAY 7TH – SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 

200 Years of Childhood Weekend CANCELLED

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER St Mary Abbots Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00PM – 4.00 PM Schoenhut Circus CANCELLED

TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00 – 4.00PM Christmas Party, theme Fairies CANCELLED

2019

TUESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Dolly Dialogues 

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 11am- 4pm AGM, Sale of the year and Queen Victoria’s dolls

APRIL 5TH-14TH  TRIP TO ITALY

WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Toy Theatres

SATURDAY 18TH MAY St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM 1900-1950 Children’s Clothing 1900 – 1950

MONDAY 10TH JUNE Hilary’s Teddy Bear Museum (with optional attendance at the Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival on Sunday 9th)

WEDNESDAY 3rd JULY (note change of date) St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM British Advertising Dolls and Toys

TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST  Grandparent & Grandchildren Fun and Games day at Olivia’s CANCELLED

TUESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Kathe Kruse – from the beginning to today

WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER  (note change of date) St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Dolls House Kitchens

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN Part of 200 Years of Childhood Weekend

TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER  St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Xmas Party Pantomine/Masquerade Theme

2018

WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY  St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00pm The Remarkable Rose Percy – Duty’s Most Faithful Child

SATURDAY 17TH MARCH St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN      11.00-4.00pm AGM followed by All bisque babies, static and jointed, including figures

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL  St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN           12.00-4.00PM R John Wright

WEDNESDAY 23RD  MAY St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN          12.00-4.00PM Topic War Toys

FRIDAY – MONDAY 29TH JUNE – 2ND JULY Derbyshire DCGB 65th Anniversary weekend

WEDNESDAY 11TH JULY   St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN      12.00-4.00PM Early 20th Century Art Dolls

THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST  Tour of Dolls’ House/ items from reserve collection at the V&A Museum of Childhood and Hackney Museum

WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Metal Dolls’ House Furniture

WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Thirty Years a Doll Man: Adventures With Dolls and Their Collectors

SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN  Details to follow

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER Kensington Town Tall 200 Years of Childhood London International Antique Doll,Teddy Bear and Toy Fair

TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE) St Mary Abbot’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HN 12.00-4.00PM Christmas Party