SIR LANCELOT LINK, Esq.,
Ph.D.,DDT, LSMFT, Etc.
"Lance,"as he prefers to be
known, is a resident of
Regent's Park (NW1 ZOO).
Bless him, he can't keep his
pipe alight for more than 15
seconds, but he serves as a
reminder that we not take
ourselves too terribly
- JWL, your Webmaster
"... CONTENTED STURNINE HUMAN FIGURES, a dozen or so of them, sitting around a
large long table... Perfect equality is to be the rule; no rising or notice taken when anybody
enters or leaves. Let the entering man take his place and pipe, without obligatory remarks;
if he cannot smoke...let him at least affect to do so, and not ruffle the established stream
of things." - Thomas Carlyle, describing the smoking room of George I of Hanover
Rod - who obviously
appreciates the finer things in
life - hails from West Malling,
A few of Rod's pipes HERE
THOMAS SCHREITER (above)
Thomas hails from Glauchau, Germany. His favourite
online hangout is: http://www.straightrazorplace.com/
ALEXEI TSEITLIN (above)
Alex hails from Israel, is a pipe
smoker and straight razor
collector and restorer. Check out
his web page to learn more of his
http://strazors.com/ - and, see
his admirable pipe lighter
collection in our Collectors' Corner.
Photos for the following new members
Major B M Balasubramianiam - IND002A - Bangalore, India
Fred Bass - US267E - Garland, Texas USA
Alan Beckham - UK648A - Hawes, North Yorkshire
Peter Catlin - UK673F - Westcliff on Sea, Essex UK
Graeme Davies - UK672E - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear UK
Colin Evans - UK640F - Slough, Berkshire
Nathaniel Gibbs - UK649A - Stroud, Gloucestershire
Louis Giliberti - US265E - Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania USA
Steven Laug - CAN005E - Vancouver, BC, Canada
John Mason - UK675E - Manchester, England
David Ruddell - UK643A - London, England
Jason Raphael - US262E - Brooklyn, New York USA
Kenneth Short - UK657E - Kettering, Northamptonshire
GEORGI TODOROV (left)
Georgi, pictured here in his
pipe-making workshop, hails
from Bulgaria. See his website:
FYI, Nik Krastev used one of
Georgi's pipes with an
experimental draft system in
the recent Radford Cup
competition and came in a
close second! Time to order a
Getz Pipe anyone?
Stephen, a Postal worker
from Hemel Hempstead,
is seen here rejoicing at
the finish of the London-
Brighton bike ride. A
member of the Pipe Club
of Great Britain in the
early 1980s, he has
recently returned to the
pipe after a long break.
His other leisure
activities: fruit & veg.
gardening, cycling and
LESLEY ABERCROMBY &
Roger, who has quite the
twinkle in his eye reports:
"My Grandfather told me that he
smoked 'Three Nuns' during the
war - Nun yesterday, Nun today
and probably Nun tomorrow!
AND, Roger shared this pipe smoking tip from "Joaquin Verdaguer
and his lovely, quirky book 'The art of pipe smoking'. When filling
your pipe, take a single cigarette paper and twist it into a ball and
deposit it at the bowl's bottom. Then fill the pipe as usual. By
means of this filter your pipe will have excellent aspiration and your
tobacco will be consumed up to the last shred. No dottle, no
But, Roger reports, "I only use it with briars, not in my
PAUL TAYLOR (above)
Paul lives in Cambridgeshire
and has smoked a pipe since
his student days in the
1980's. Other hobbies
include photography, cricket,
and various other things he's
no good at!
BOB HINTON (below)
UK661E. Bob, born in Slad,
Glostershire, lives in
Kidwelly, Wales. He started
with a pipe in the late 60's
and, according to is wife,
today has "far too many!"
Latley he has been buying
his tobacco and cigars from
Germany via the internet--
much cheaper, he reports!
A special welcome to
Amanda who hails
Essex. If you're on
Amanda so you'll be
the beneficiary of
PHILLIP G W SMITH (below)
Welcome to Phillip who hails
from Southend, Essex.
ERNST VOEGTLE (right)
Ernst, from Metttmann,
Germany, loves pipes. His 2nd
hobby is his small private
vineyard in Northern Portugal.
He frequently practises both
hobbies together and enjoys
a good pipe with a glass of his
vinho tinto or port.
Jerome is the
of the Old Town
the link to their
MARC DION (above)
About Marc Dion: (to quote an online source):
"A veteran reporter and newspaper columnist,
Marc Munroe Dion is an old-school newsman
who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete
with pipe and fedora."
We all look forward to Marc penning
something for the PCoL Journal!
KENN STOLTE (above)
Kenn hails from Houston,
Texas USA - world famous for
its oil and its contribution of a
now much-in-use phrase to
the English language,
"Houston, we have
Bassem hails from
Amman, Jordan -
our very first
GLAUCO MOTTOLA I320E (right)
Welcome to Glauco, a banker who
A pipe smoker since 1982, he owns
over 300 pipes, including many rare
collectibles. Among his favourites are
the Dunhills, Castles Savinellis and
Glauco sends us "Happy Smoking"
Richard smoked a pipe as an affectation in his late
He's come back to it since finding some unopened tins of
dried out Balkan Sobranie in his dead father's desk.
Unsurprisingly, his girlfriend finds it 'Cool' and 'Manly'.
He rather enjoys the ritual. He's trying hard to keep it
down to eight pipes (but knows that's a vain hope).
'Smoking a pipe just seems to fit', he says. He looks
forward to meeting, learning and sharing with us all.
RASMUS FOERSTER (right)
A WARM WELCOME TO YOU, RASMUS!
"Dear ladies and gentlemen! I would
like to introduce myself, my name is
Rasmus Foerster. I am 57 years old
and live in the region of Stuttgart in
It is my birthday-present of my
colleagues to become a member of
the Pipe Club of London.
I am biologist and I work at the
Württemberg” as a forensic expert.
We investigate stains from crime
scenes using DNA analysis.
I began to smoke pipes when I was twelve years old and I am very interested
in English and Danish pipes and tabaccos. Beside that I build pipes myself. I
have sold some of that pipes, others I use myself.
I heard of you from Mr. Marshall when I bought a Millville pipe at St. James
Market in London, 2007.
I am very happy and proud to become a new member of your club.
Many greetings from Germany,