The first Just William Day was held in Leeds in 1983 by a group of like-minded
William book collectors who decided to meet up to discuss their collections,
show others what books and other “goodies” they had, swop,
buy and generally have a good time discussing William antics.
It has been held around the country ever since.
As the meetings and the William fan base got bigger, it was decided
in 1990 that the proceedings should be put on to a more organised footing
and the Just William Society was born. The annual subscription provided
the resources to produce a regular magazine - the Just William Society
Magazine - which recorded many of the talks from the meeting and keeps
members updated with William news.
Sadly, due to rising costs and the retirement of our Magazine editor
the published magazine has ceased. So this website is now the prime
source of information of the Society.
However, all William fans, whether members of the Society or not, are
welcome to come along and enjoy a day of talks, books, friendship –
not to mention the acting of one of those radio plays that we so enjoyed
just after the war.
Please scroll down for details of the next Just William Day.
The Just William Day 2018 held in April was a great success and we
all look forward to next year.
The meeting in 2019 has provisionally been set for Saturday April 27th
with a tour on the afternoon Friday 26th.
At this stage there are a number of options for the actual meeting place
but if members would like to book their accommodation for Friday/Saturday
nights there is a wide range of hotels and guest houses in the area
including a Travelodge and a Premier Inn as well as guest houses and
more up market country house style hotels.
Tthe Mayor has been provisionally booked to open the proceedings on
the Saturday and members of the Bromley Borough Local History Society
have been invited to join us.
Hopefully there will be a small exhibition at the Central Library in
Bromley which members will be able to visit on the Friday afternoon
as well as a tour of the various locations in which Richmal lived, worked
There will be talk on Richmal in Bromley but obviously we need members
to fill the rest of the proceedings and so a request for speakers and
subjects, perhaps one on William in the periodicals from 1919-22?