Weekly Club Events for our listed 'National Railway Societies'.


Events for week commencing 23rd May 2022 featuring:

  • Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS)

  • Railway & Canal Historical Society (RCHS)

  • Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS)


RAILWAY CORRESPONDENCE AND TRAVEL SOCIETY has the following presentations:

On Monday 23 May:

RCTS (Windsor & Maidenhead branch) has a Zoom presentation entitled ‘Railway Chaplaincy’, to be given by John Roe. Start time is 7.30pm.

On Thursday 26 May:

RCTS (National) has a Zoom presentation entitled ‘Was That Really 40 Years Ago? (a nationwide glimpse of BR between 1978 and 1982) to be given by David Allen. Start time is 7.30pm.




On Wednesday 25 May:


HMRS (Bletchley Area Group) has an ‘evening out’ event, a trip to a member's railway.  Start time 7pm.


On Friday 27 May:


HMRS (Essex Area Group) has a presentation entitled ‘Private Owner Wagons in East Anglia’ to be presented by Nigel Bowdidge. Note the NEW VENUE: Tower Room, Great Baddow Millenium Community Centre, Baddow Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 9RL. Start time 8pm.


On Saturday 28 May:


HMRS (Bristol Area Group) welcomes Chris Youett who will be showing ‘more vintage colour slides’. Venue is the Wansdyke Room, Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, BS31 3BY. Start time is 2.30pm.


RAILWAY & CANAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY has the following events:

On Thursday 26 May:

RCHS (North West Group) has a walk entitled ‘Walking the 1805 Congleton Railway’, which is led by Richard Parkinson and Roger Brice, following the former 1805 Congleton railway. This was a horse-drawn colliery railway, 3.25 miles in length, built to supply coal from Stonetrough Colliery (near Kidsgrove) to the town of Congleton. Meet at the main entrance of Kidsgrove railway station following the 10:30 arrival of the 09:47 departure (for Stoke) from Piccadilly. From Kidsgrove station, the group will walk (5-10 minutes) to board the #7 bus departing at 11:07 for the 12-minute journey to Harriseahead where the walk will commence.  From the site of the coal wharf, the group will walk to Congleton railway station, either using a quiet road or along a short section of the Macclesfield Canal.

On Saturday 28 May:


The Railway & Canal Historical Society is holding its 68th Annual General Meeting as well as its ‘Transport History Book of The Year Awards’. This will be conducted in person and via Zoom, members only. Book of the Year Awards are at 12:30pm and the AGM at 1:45pm. After the AGM, there will be an illustrated talk, ‘The RCHS Online Media Archive: A Guided Tour’. Venue is The Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.

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