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Colonel Stephens Society

About the Society


The Colonel Stephens Society researches and publishes information on, and promotes interest in, the railways formerly managed by Lt. Colonel Holman F. Stephens.

Colonel Stephens has been described as the king of light railways, and was associated with seventeen light railways, many of which may not have existed without his involvement.

Benefits of Membership

  • Specialist society relating to many ‘light railways’ that operated in the UK

  • Magazine, ‘The Colonel’, issued quarterly

  • Monthly Zoom presentation meetings generally on light railway themes

  • Annual members day

  • Provides support relating to archives maintained at the Colonel Stephens Museum (Tenterden, Kent)






Membership Fee

Individual: £13

Joint: £15


How to Join:

By post. Go to the Society’s website, click ‘All about the Colonel Stephens Society’, and then click ‘Membership form’ (you can use this link: Print off the form, complete it and then post to ‘Sheena Baylis, 10 Cedar Court, Farrand Road, Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire HU12 8XL’, with cheque in relevant amount made payable to ‘The Colonel Stephens Society’.


The membership secretary can be contacted by email at

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