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TRADITIONAL RAILWAY SOCIETIES

 

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

 

 SEPTEMBER 2023

 

- Abergavenny & District Steam Society (Kings Arms, Abergavenny, starts 8pm)

Tues 12 September: Talk - ‘Collieries of the Forest of Dean and their Railways’ presented by Ian Pope

 

- Alcester Railway Circle (Alcester Unionist Club, High Street, Alcester B49 5AB, starts 7.30pm)

Mon 18 September: Talk - ‘3-foot Gauge Lines in the British Isles’ presented by Ian Grieg

 

- Aln Valley Railway (The Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station ('Barter Books' bookshop), Alnwick NE66 2NP, starts 7.30pm)

Thurs 14 September: Talk - ‘Over three decades of changes on the Footplate’ presented by Lee Davies

 

- Basingstoke and District Railway Society (Wote Street Club, Basingstoke, starts 7.45pm)

Weds 13 September: Talk - ‘In the Land of Gods - Exploring Eritrea’ presented by Paul Whittle

Weds 27 September: Talk - ‘Manchester Area Railways’ presented by Revd. Alastair Wood

 

- Bath Railway Society (Museum of Bath at Work, starts 7.30pm)

Thurs 7 September: Talk - ‘Confessions of a Narrow-Minded Enthusiast’ presented by Colin Brading

 

- Blandford Forum Railway Club (Charlton Marshall Village Hall)

Weds 13 September: Talk - ‘My trip to Scotland’ presented by Steve Green

 

- Bradford Railway Circle (Bradford Mechanics' Institute Library, 76 Kirkgate, Bradford, starts 2pm)

Weds 20 September: Talk - ‘French and Belgian Steam’ presented by Colin Boocock

 

- Bromsgrove Railway Club (St Godwald's Church Hall, Bromsgrove, starts 7:45pm)

Weds 13 September: Talk - ‘Steam on the Lickey and Beyond’ presented by Philip Jarvis

 

- Buntingford Railway & Local History Society (The Crown, 17 High Street, Buntingford, starts 8pm)

Fri 15 September: Talk - ‘The River Stort Story’ presented by Richard Thomas

 

- Burton Railway Society (Marston’s Sports & Social Club, starts 7.30pm)

Weds 6 September: Talk - ‘Burton Brewery Railways’ presented by Tim Jeffcoate

 

- Cambridge Railway Circle (Arbury Community Centre, Cambridge)

Fri 8 September: Talk - ‘Railway photos of Northampton by the late Tommy Tomalin’ presented by Brian Sullivan

- Colonel Stephens Society

Thurs 14 September: Talk - ‘A Trip on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway in 1958’ presented by Ralph Gillam. By Zoom, starts 7.30pm.

 

- Continental Railway Circle (St.Paul’s Church Centre, Marylebone, starts 7.15pm)

Thurs 14 September: Talk - ‘Uganda: Building the Lunatic Line 1896-1901’ plus ‘Steam in Kenya’ presented by Kevin Patience

 

- Cornwall Railway Society (Memorial Hall, Redruth, starts 6.30pm)

Sat 16 September: Talk - ‘My 49 year railway career Part 4’ presented by Dennis Flood

Sat 23 September: Visit: To the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

 

- Friends of the Railway Studies Collection (Newton Abbot Library, starts 7pm)

Tues 19 September: Talk - ‘Java Sugar Cane Railways’ presented by Paul Silvestri

 

- Giggleswick Railway Circle (Settle Victoria Hall 7.30pm)

Weds 20 September: Talk - ‘The Derwent Valley Light Railway’ presented by Jonathan Stockwell

- Gosport Railway Society (Christ Church Parish Centre, starts 7.30pm)

Fri 15 September: Talk - ‘Southampton to Weybridge’ presented by John Goodridge

 

- Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society (Emmanuel Baptist Church, Gravesend)

Tues 5 September: Talk – ‘How the railways changed our lives’, a presentation by Henry Harryman

Thurs 21 September: Annual General Meeting (members only)

 

- Great Central Railway Society (Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Sheffield, starts 7.30pm)

Thurs 7 September: Talk - 'From Penistone to Nottingham Victoria' presented by Mike Eggenton

 

- Great Western Society -Bristol Local Group: (BAWA Filton, starts 7.45pm)

Tues 12 September: Talk - ‘Building the Bristol & South Wales Line and Railway Pot Pourri’ presented by Alan Price

 

- Great Western Society - Taunton Local Group: (Stoke St Mary Village Hall, starts 7.30pm)

Fri 15 September: Talk - ‘West Country Steam’ presented by Peter Triggs

 

- Grimsby & Cleethorpes Railway Group (The No.1, Station Approach, Cleethorpes, starts 7.30pm)

Weds 20 September: Talk - 'My Time on Steam' presented by Dave Darwin.

- Haywoods Permanent Way (Sports & Social Club, Gt.Haywood)

Weds 27 September: Talk - Rob Morrey continues to entertain

 

- Huddersfield Railway Circle (Old Court Room, Town Hall 7.30pm)

Weds 13 September: Members Evening

Weds 27 September: Talk - ‘Yorkshire Diesels Part 2’, presented by Peter Holden

 

- Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society (Ipswich Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich)

Weds 27 September: Annual General Meeting

 

- Kettering & District Locomotive Society (Cornmarket Hall, London Road, Kettering NN15 7QA, start 7.45pm)

Fri 1 September: Talk - ‘Railways in the North East’ presented by Michael Clemens

 

- Leicester Railway Society (Braunstone Civic Centre, Leicester 7.30pm)

Tues 19 September: Talk - 'Woodhead the Lost Railway: Part 1 - Hadfield to Penistone' presented by Stephen Gay

 

- Lincoln Railway Society (St Hugh's Church, North Hykeham 7.30pm)

Mon 11 September: Talk - ‘Strictly Freight Only (Part 2)’ presented by Brian Ringer

 

- London & North Western Railway Society

Sat 9 and 30 September: LNWRS Open Day (Kenilworth Study Centre, CV8 2FD).  Booking essential. 10am to 4pm

 

- London Underground Railway Society (Gallery at Alan Baxter, 77 Cowcross Street, London 6.30pm)

Tues 5 September: Talk - ‘The reverse engineered drawings of the remains of C&SLR carriage No.163’ presented by Douglas Rose

 

-  Lutterworth Railway Society (Lutterworth Bowls Club 7.30pm)

Thurs 21 September: Talk - ‘20 Years of High-Speed Railways in the UK’ presented by David Hanger

 

- M&GN Circle

Sat 16 September: Official Opening of the M&GN Circle Archives (at The Barton House Railway, 2pm)

 

- Marlow & District Railway Society (Bourne End Comunity Centre 7.30pm)

Thurs 21 September: Talk - ‘The Railways of Sri Lanka’ presented by Simon Colbeck

 

- Monmouthshire Railway Society (Lysaght Institute, Newport 7pm) 

Thurs 14 September: AGM followed by featured films

 

- North Eastern Railway Association

Thurs 21 September: Talk - TIC and Tyne Commission Quay presented by Ed Orwin. By Zoom, 7.30pm

 

- Norbury & South London Transport Club (Shirley Methodist Church, Shirley, 7.45pm)

Tues 19 September: Talk - The ‘White Line’. Ralph Gillam recalls a visit to the East Kent Railway in July 1948

 

- Norfolk Railway Society (URC Hall, Norwich NR4 6QR, 7.30pm)

Thurs 21 September: Talk - ‘Railway History of the North West’ presented by Peter Willey

 

- Nuneaton Railway Circle (Chilvers Cotton Conservative Club, Nuneaton 7.45pm)

21 September: Talk - ‘The Year So Far’, presented by Committee and Members

 

- Oxfordshire Railway Society (Kidlington Baptist Church, 7pm)

Mon 11 September: Talk - ‘A Railway Family History’ presented by David Mather

 

Peak Railway Association: Buxton Branch (The Conservative Club, 3-5 Concert Place, Buxton SK176EE, 7.30pm)

Thurs 14 September: Talk - ‘Deltic Preservation Society’ presented by Richard Walsh

 

Peak Railway Association: Derwent Valley Branch (Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall,

Dale Road North, Darley Dale, DE4 2FS, 7.30pm start)

Mon 25 September: Talk – ‘The David Odd Collection’ presented by Roger Hallatt

 

Peak Railway Association: Sheffield Branch (Farm Road Sports & Social Club Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP, start 7pm)

Mon 4 September: Talk - ‘Swiss Holiday Pass, 1973 style’ presented by Roger Hepworth

 

- Pennine Railway Society (Doncaster Town Fields Sports Club, 7.30pm)

Weds 6 September: Talk - 'Railways In The Peak' presented by Les Nixon

Weds 20 September: Members Digital Image Competition

 

- Pewsey Vale Railway Society (Woodborough Social Club, 7.30pm)

Tues 12 September: Talk - ‘Class 55 Deltic Locomotive’

 

- Plymouth Railway Circle (St Edward's Church Hall, Plymouth, 7.30pm)

Mon 12 September: Talk - ‘USA - The Eastern Sea Board 1975’ presented by Bernard Mills

Mon 26 September: Talk - ‘Rails of contrast: from the Emerald Isle to Scandinavia via Belgium’ presented by John Ball

 

- Rail Riders Club

Sat 2 September: Visit to Cardiff Canton Depot

Sat 23 September: Visit to Scunthorpe Steelworks

 

- Railway Club of the New Forest (Brock Village Hall, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst, 7.30pm)

Fri 29 September: Talk - ‘Pot-Pourri 2023’ presented by Ian Copplestone 

 

- Railway Ramblers

Sat 2 Sept: Walk. Thorpe in Balne to Bentley (South Yorkshire) (9.5m)

Mon 4 Sept to Fri 8 September: Trip and Walk. Donegal 2023

Weds 13 Sept: Walk. The Flitch Way - Dunmow to Braintree (Essex) (9m)

Sat 16 Sept: Walk: Hayling Island walk (Hampshire) (4.5m)

Thurs 21 Sept: Walk: Yate to Thornbury branch (South Gloucestershire) (4m).

Sat 23 Sept: Walk. The Railways and Industrial History of Skinningrove (North Yorkshire) (3m)

Sat 23 Sept: Walk. The Nickey Line: Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire) (8.5m)

Sat 30 Sept and Sun 1 Oct: Walk. Bristol Bash.

 

- Redditch Railway Interest Group (Forge Mill & Bordesley Abbey Visitors Centre, 2pm)

Fri 8 September: Photos and Cine Film: ‘Shropshire and the Severn Valley’, presented by Michael Clemens

 

- Shropshire Railway Society

Thurs 14 September: Stills and Films: ‘1960s films from the Jim Clemens collection. Still images from the East Midlands, including ironstone industrials. Cine covering (a) Spain and (b) Shropshire, Severn Valley and surrounding areas, presented by Michael Clemens

Thurs 28 September: Talk - ‘Sir Nigel Gresley and the A4s’ presented by David Macintosh

 

- Signalling Record Society

Sat 23 September: Signalling Archive Open Day

 

- Slough & Windsor Railway Society

Fri 1 September: Talk - ‘Railways at Home and Abroad’ presented by Bob Stonehouse

Fri 8 September: Talk - ‘On the route of The Golden Arrow’ presented by Richard Crane

Fri 15 September: Talk - ‘Executions on Tower Hill’ presented by Rob Smith

Sun 17 September: Trip - Thames River Cruise

Fri 22 September: Films. Rare films from 1910 and more... (Archive 16mm ciné films on a transport theme.) [subject to confirmation] presented by Frank Banfield

Fri 29 September: Talk - ‘Life and Times of 48773 (LMS Stanier Class 8F)’ presented by Jeff Ryan and Bill Northrop

 

- South East Essex Railway Society (Dundonald Drive, Leigh on Sea, 8pm)

Fri 22 September: Visit to the Braxted Bakery Railway (2’ gauge line at Homefield House Witham Road Little Braxted CM8 3ET). A car sharing visit, commencing at 2pm.

Thurs 28 September: Slide show - ‘SEERS@70, a chance to see the whole of the slide show display of SEERS visits over the years as seen at SEERS@70 and Shoeburyness MRC 39th Show.

 

South Western Circle

Sat 9 September: Talk - 'The Joining and Parting at Exeter Central (signalling and refoming the ACE at Exeter Central) and 'Thomas Brassey and the LSWR', presented by Stuart Isbister and Colin Hooper. Exeter venue.

 

- Southern Counties Railway Society (George Lee Room, Christ Church, Freemantle, Southampton, 6.45pm)

Sat 16 September: Talk - ‘Goslings Gallivants 2022’ presented by Paul Gosling

 

- Southern Electric Group (South Hants) (Eastleigh Railway Institute, 7.30pm)

Tues 5 September: Talk - ‘21st Century Railway Liveries, Part 1’ presented by John Goodrich

 

 - Southern Electric Group (Sussex) (Southwick Community Centre, 7.30pm)

Mon 11 September: A nostalgic evening of Southern EMUs, presented by Allan Harvey.

 

- Stevenage Locomotive Society (Community Arts Centre, Stevenage, 7.30pm)

Thurs 28 September: Talk - ‘45596 Bahamas, a Preservation Pioneer’ presented by John Hillier

 

- Sutton Railway Group (St Clement's Church Hall, Sutton on Sea, 7pm)

Thurs 7 September: Talk - ‘LB&SCR Locomotives, Part 3’ a presentation by John, plus regulars including 'Where Is It?'.

 

- Talking of Trains (Surbiton)

Weds 27 September: Talk - ‘Backtrack’

 

- Tewkesbury YMCA Railway Society (YMCA, Church Street, Tewkesbury, 7.45pm)

Sun 3 September: Visit. Carris Garden Railway running day, 2pm (weather permitting).

Tues 5 September: Talk - ‘Along Cambrian lines to Barmouth in the early 1960’s’ presented by David Aldred

Tues 12 September: Members night - bring your photos and films to share

Tues 19 September: Talk - ‘Chasing Steam Home and Abroad’ presented by Dave Gorton

Tues 26 September: Members night – bring your photos and films to share

Sat 30 September: Trip. Day out to Cardiff by train and Valley lines explorer ticket

 

- The 8E Railway Association (Gladstone Club, Northwich, 7.45pm)

Tues 12 September: Talk - ‘UK Independent locomotive manufacturing in the 19th Century’ presented by Dr. Michael Bailey

 

- The Enfield Transport Circle (Enfield Drill Hall Sports Club, 8pm)

Tues 5 September: Talk - ‘Every Picture Tells a Story - Volume 2’ presented by John Baxter

 

- WC&P Railway Group (Folk Hall 95 High Street, Portishead, BS20 6PR)

Fri 15 September: Talk - ‘The GWR Broad Gauge - Newton Abbot to Penzance’ presented by Brian Arman.  

 

-  Wells Railway Fraternity (Wells Town Hall, 7.30pm)

Tues 12 September: Talk - ‘Irish Railways Come Into the 21st Century (also Isle of Man in 2017)’ presented by Richard Harman

 

- Welsh Railways Research Circle

Tues 5 September: Walk: Brecon & Merthyr Railway: Rhiwderyn and Machen

 

- Weston-Super-Mare Railway Society (Conservative Club, Weston-Super-Mare, 8pm)

Tues 5 September: Talk - ‘More Steam’ presented by Don Bishop                                                      

 

- Wimborne Railway Society (United Reformed Church Hall, Wimborne, 7.30pm)

Thurs 7 September: Talk - ‘Railways up North and beyond’ presented by Chris Aston

Thurs 21 September: Talk - ‘Around the World in slightly more than 80 minutes - Part 4’ presented by Peter Watson

Thurs 28 September: Talk - ‘I wanted to be a train driver’ presented by James Luther

 

- Worcester Locomotive Society (Barbourne Ex-Services Club, Worcester, 8pm)

Tues 5 September: Talk - ‘The Great Western's Northern Road to Birkenhead’ presented by Paul Dorney

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