Most members will know, either from personal contact or through the pages of The London Philatelist, that one of the most difficult issues addressed by your Council was that of the buildings at 41 Devonshire Place. It was a question which had been facing the Council for almost twenty years.
At its meeting on 9 November 2016, Council decided to look for alternative premises. The sale of 41 Devonshire Place was completed on 7 July 2017, and the Society leased the premises from the new owners.
The search for suitable new premises to buy was a complex and at times fast-moving process, involving finding and assessing the suitability, value and affordability, of available properties. On 8 December 2017 the Society was very pleased to be able to report the completion of the purchase of a building in the City of London. The Society moved into temporary accommodation in late June 2019 just before our lease at 41 Devonshire Place expired in July, and then moved into 15 Abchurch Lane in early September 2019. The building has presence and gravitas, and its location will help the Society develop in the future.
You can watch a video, "A Visit to the Royal (RPSL)", video #philately40 on Graham Beck's Exploring Stamps YouTube channel: