A short time after this, the words on my cardboard/plastic card finally became illegible. I emailed CAMRA and told them their printing of my card was not much cop and nobody could read whether it was valid or not. They emailed back promptly thanking me for my input and three days later my replacement arrived :
Are there conditions attached to the silver card? I couldn't find them on the Beards' website. Do you have to pay several years in advance? Be a member for a decade? Be over 40? Know Roger Protz personally from being on the SWP Central Committee with him?
Or am I displaying the archetypal characteristic of the CAMRA member - that of entitlement?