Cuffley
Hertfordshire, England

Operated by 1st Cuffley Scouts. The dates given are those on the first day covers, as applied by the British Post Office with reference to their own stamp issue. It is probable that the Cuffley local service started somewhat later in November. From 1985 onwards a three-digit number was applied to the back of FDCs. Closed after 2007 due to lack of older members for deliveries.

Cuffley is a Group within the "Potters Bar and District" District in the Scout County of Hertfordshire.

Cuffley Poster

1982 (November 27th)

1982 issue

Type 1, 57x32mm, designed by K. H. Stroud (Group Leader) and printed locally in rolls of 2,000 on self-adhesive labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



1983 (November 16th)

1983 issue

Type 2, 57x32mm, designed by J. B. Parkes (Organiser) and  printed by Celfix Labels (Carmarthen) on self-adhesive labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. The design illustrates the Schutte Lanz Airship which crashed at Cuffley on 3rd September 1916, having been shot down by Captain Leefe Robinson, whose memorial can be seen on the East Ridgeway, Cuffley.



1984 (November 20th)

1984 issue

Type 3, 50x25mm, designed by Ms. Carolyn Parkes and printed by A G P Services (Ware) on self-adhesive labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This depicts the Sopers Farm Viaduct which is 390 feet long and 65 feet high, situated just south of Cuffley village. Completed in 1909, trains startef running to Cuffley on 4th April 1910.



1985 (November 19th)

1985 issue

Type 4, 34x51mm, designed by Ms. Carolyn Parkes and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This design depicts the Cuffley Village Pump which is 100 years old this year, having been first used in 1885. It is situated at the top of Plough Hill and is installed over a 6000 gallon tank. It is not known when the pump was last used.



1986 (November 18th)

1986 issue

Type 5, 38mm diameter, designed by E. Curnow and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 12 on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This design is based on the badge issued by the Scout Association to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Wplf Cubs, now known as Cub Scouts. Badge designed by Eric Curnow and a team at Scout HQ.



1987 (November 17th)

1987 issue

Type 6, 50x39mm, designed by Ms. Carolyn Parkes and M. Clark and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This depicts The Plough, situated at the top of Plough Hill. Originally built as a cottage in 1836, licensed as a beerhouse in 1842, rebuilt in 1923 in the style shown.



1988 (November 15th)

1988 issue

Type 7, 50x39mm, designed by Ms. Carolyn Parkes and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This design depicts Cuffley Primary School, opened in August 1938 at a cost of £15,000 to accommodate 288 pupils.



1989 (November 14th)

1989 issue

Type 8, 50x39mm, designed by Ms. Carolyn Parkes and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 16 on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This design shows the 1st Cuffley Scout Group HQ which is 25 years old, having been opened on 11th April 1964 by the then County Commissioner Melville Balsillie.



1990 (November 13th)

1990 issue

Type 9, 50x39mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark (née Parkes) and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 16 on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This design depicts St. Andrew's Church, celebrating the 25th anniversary of it's consecration on 30th November 1965 (St. Andrew's Day). This building was erected on the site of the old National School and 1st Cuffley Scouts Hut, which was demolished in the Church building scheme. The original St. Andrew's stood at the top of Plough Hill and was built in 1910.



1991 (November 12th)

1991 issue

Type 10, 39x50mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 16 on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This design celebrates the 60th anniversary of the First Cuffley Scout Group. Although meetings commenced in 1927, the Group was not officially registered with I.H.Q. until 1931.



1992 (November 10th)

1992 issue

Type 11, 50x39mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 16 on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This stamp celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of Cuffley Free Church on the 20th June 1942. The present building on which this design is based was opened on 28th January 1967 and the original church was converted into the church hall.



1993 (November 9th)

1993 issue

Type 12, 50x39mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 16 on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. The Cuffley Players began life in 1933 and have continued for 60 years to produce plays of all types for the entertainment of their audiences, most of whom live in Cuffley.



1994 (November 1st)

1994 issue

Type 13, 50x39mm, designed by J. B. Parkes and printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 16 on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. It is 100 years since Parish Councils were established as statutory bodies with elected members to administer areas covering one or more villages. In 1894 Nothaw Parish Council was given added responsibilities which included the water supply, waste dosposal, fire risk and maintenance of roadways. In 1982 it was decided to add Cuffley to the Parish title as it had grown to far exceed Northaw in population terms.



1995 (October 30th)

1995 issue

Type 14, 50x39mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark, printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on labels on an imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. Cuffley Horticultual Society was inaugurated n 8th March 1940, the subject of the meeting being "Vegetable Production at Home", particularly apt as there were the beginnings of wartime food shortages. Current membership is over 600.



1996 (October 28th)

1996 issue

Type 15, 45mm diameter, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark, printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on labels on an imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This issue celebrates 80 years of Cub Scouting (originally Wolf Cubs).



1997 (October 27th)

1997 issue

Type 16, 50x39mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark, printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on labels on an imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This issue marks the creation of the 1st Cuffley Beaver Colony on 10th September 1997.



1998 (November 2nd)

1998 issue

Type 17, 50x39mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark, printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on labels on an imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This issue marks the Golden Jubilee of the Disability charity "Leonard Cheshire".



1999 (November 2nd)

1999 issue

Type 18, 50x39mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark, printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on labels on an imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This issue commemmorates the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Cuffley Hall on 9th August 1974.



2000 (November 7th)

2000 issue

Type 19, 39x50mm, designed by Alan George, printed by C & D Associates (Cuffley) on rolls of labels on an imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark. This issue marks the 60th anniversary of the Tolmers Scout Camp in Cuffley. The design is based on the 'Tolmers Logo' which is thought to be derived from the coat of arms of the Earl of Warwick who owned Northaw Manor in the 15th century.



2001 (November 6th)

2001 issue

Type 20, 50x38mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark, printed by Celfix Labels of Monks Green, Hertford on rolls of 2000 labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



2002 (November 5th)

2002 issue

Type 21, 38x50mm, designed by Mrs. Carolyn Clark, printed by Celfix Labels of Monks Green, Hertford rolls of 2,000 labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



2003 (November 4th)

2003 issue

Type 22, 50x38mm, designed by John Parkes and Mark Clark, printed by Celfix Labels of Monks Green, Hertford on rolls of 2,000 labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



2004 (November 2nd)

2004 issue

Type 23, 50x38mm, designed by John Parkes and Mark Clark, printed by Celfix Labels of Monks Green, Hertford on rolls of 2,000 labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



2005 (November 1st)

2005 issue

Type 24, 50x38mm, designed by John Parkes and Mark Clark, printed by Celfix Labels of Monks Green, Hertford on rolls of 2,000 labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



2006 (November 7th)

2006 issue

Type 25, 50x38mm, designed by John Parkes and Mark Clark, printed by Celfix Labels of Monks Green, Hertford on rolls of 2,000 labels on imperforate backing paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



2007 (November 6th)

2007 issue

Type 26, 50x38mm, design based on Scouting Centenary material & printed by ? in sheets of 24 (6 rows of 4) circular self-adhesive labels on an inmerforate backing sheet. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope, also bearing a single 2nd class BPO Christmas stamp cancelled by an FDI postmark.



Cancellations

Cuffley postmark

Type P1 - used on ordinary mail and FDCs until 2001.


 

Cuffley postmark

Type P2 - used on ordinary mail and FDCs from 2002.



Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None 27 Nov 16 Nov 20 Nov 19 Nov 18 Nov 17 Nov 15 Nov 14 Nov 13 Nov
Printed None 4,000 4,000 2,500 2,400 3,000 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200
Carried None 1,643 2,078 2,224 2,584 2,671 2,931 2,939 2,736 2,888
Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Start 12 Nov 10 Nov 9 Nov 1 Nov 30 Oct 28 Oct 27 Oct 2 Nov 2 Nov 7 Nov
Printed 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 4,000
Carried 2,757 2,782 2,854 3,245 3,578 3,560 3,512 3,705 3,485 3,672
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Start 6 Nov 5 Nov 4 Nov 2 Nov 1 Nov 7 Nov 6 Nov None None None
Printed 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 None None None
Carried 3,079 3,058 2,991 2,697 2,543 2,480 2,336 None None None

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