The BB Society - Denys Watkins-Pitchford



BB  Book Auction

5th September 2023

          TW Gaze in Diss, Norfolk are holding a book auction with some very nice BB books and collections.

13th September 2023

Chaucer Auctions in Folkstone, Kent are holding a book auction with some nice BB books included.


News of Events in 2023

2023 Christmas Lunch

The  event planned for October 2023 which  was scheduled to show BB related films from the archive, and visit Grendon Hall, has now been re-scheduled to 2024.  However in its place by popular demand, we are having a Christmas Lunch Event at Grendon Hall and  an optional  ‘winter’ walk, from Yardley Hastings.   Members and their guests will be assured of a thoroughly traditional gathering at this historic venue,  with the usual Christmas fayre for Lunch, set in magnificent surroundings.

Wednesday 6th December 2023 

Walking in BB Footsteps.(optional)  Yardley Hastings. 10.00am - 12.00 noon  

The day begins in the  nearby village of Yardley Hastings and follows the footsteps  of ‘BB’ that he relates in his book ‘The Countryman’s Bedside Book’  ( pages 80 – 83 )  Although this walk will finish at the Cowpers Oak  element, and will return to Yardley Hastings approx 4 miles on surfaced roads  (BB continued his walk into Ravenstone which is no longer accessible) For any members who haven’t got access to the book please ring the secretary who will be pleased to supply the necessary extracts. The walk will conclude at 12.00  allowing members to travel the short distance to Grendon to enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch.  Arrangement could be made to visit the tree by car, thus avoiding the walk, arrangements with the Secretary are essential for this option.

Christmas Lunch. Grendon Hall. 12.30 for 1.00pm. 

The very popular Christmas Lunches that were held at Northampton has now been added to this year’s programme of events, and will be held at Grendon Hall.  The Lunch will consist of a 2 course Christmas Lunch, in the newly re-furbished dining areas, with dietary alternatives.  The cost for Lunch will be £25. 00.  For bookings, dietary requirements or further details ring David Osborne on 07775 731455  by mid Novenber.


Further details from David Osbourne (Secretary) 07775 731455.


 Now is the time to order any cards, notelets, and small BB themed

merchandise in time to stock up on gift ideas for birthdays and special occasions.

Please look at BB Society merchandise page.

There are many gift ideas for BB enthusiasts.



 Colour Pack £7.50


  Scraperboard pack £6.50








Illustration by Denys Watkins-Pitchford (BB)