Diary Dates – Meetings & Exhibitions

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Meetings

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

RCTS. Conference Room, Great Western Hotel, Exeter St David’s station EX4 4NU. 19.00. Branch annual meeting followed by ‘Railways of North Staffordshire’: Alan Hopkins.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13

Lincoln Railway Society. St Hugh’s Church, Harewood Cres, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 8JG. 19.30. ‘Past Times’: Ian Pettit.

RCTS. Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Ave, Ipswich IP2 OSQ. 19.15. ‘The Harwich Branch’: Dave Goodyear.

RCTS. Sheffield Scout Headquarters, 60-68 Trippet Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL. 14.00. ‘Disused Stations’: Alan Young.

RCTS. Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XB. 14.00. ‘Steam in and Around York – Part 2’: Chris Nettleton.

SLS. Lauriston Hotel, 15 South Crescent Rd, Ardrossan KA22 8EA. 19.30. ‘Travels In The USA’: David Coddington.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14

GWS. BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG. 19.45. ‘A Broad Gauge Journey – Part II’: Revd Canon Brian Arman.

LCGB. Wood Green Social Club, 1-3 Stuart Cres, London N22. 14.00. ‘Welsh Highland Railway’: Stephen Jupp.

NRM. Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ. 19.30. ‘Three Feet on Three Legs (the Isle of Man)’: Colin Brading.

Pewsey Vale Railway Society. Woodborough Social Club, Woodborough, Pewsey Wilts SN9 5PL. 19.45. Annual meeting and Three-level Railway Quiz with prizes.

RCTS. The Swift, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5HD. 19.30. ‘Decades – a Further Selections from his Slide Collection’: Phillip Wood.

RCTS (Merseyside, Chester and North Wales branch). Cheshire Day Ranger (including Halton Curve) Alan Turton 01606 854227 Merseyside@rcts.org.uk

RCTS. Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham NG1 4EZ. 19.30. ‘Oxford to Paddington’: Richard Binding.

Scottish Railway Preservation Society. Vestry Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Avon St, Motherwell, ML1 3AD. 19.30. ‘Through the Lens of Iain Gilbert’: Alistair MacLean.

Wells Railway Fraternity. Wells Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 19.30. ‘The Horses that made the Railways’: Dave Mace and ‘SARA and Beyond’: Colin Price.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

Pennine Railway Society. Club 39, 39 College Rd, Doncaster DN1 3JH. 19.30. ‘1970s Man with a Suitcase’: Paul Micklethwaite.

RCTS/Mid Hants Railway. Eastleigh Railway Institute, Romsey Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9FE. 19.30. ‘Southampton Trams’: Martin Petch.

Talking of Trains. Surbiton Library, Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 6AG 19.15. ‘Welcome to 2020’: Dick Crane.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

Aln Valley Railway. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick station. 19.30. ‘One Man’s View of the East Coast Main Line in 1961’: Malcolm Paul.

Irish Railway Record Society (London area). Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8JR. 19.00. ‘NI Railways – Fleet Engineering’: Richard Noble.

LCGB (NW branch). Pied Bull Hotel, High St, Newton-le-Willows. 19.30. ‘BR steam – the Last 10 years’: Steve Leyland.

Marlow & District Railway Society. Bourne End Community Centre, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX. 19.30. ‘Steam in the ‘40s: 16mm film(s) collecton: Frank Banfield.

Monmouthshire Railway Society. Theatre A09, University of South Wales, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport NP20 2BP. 19.00. ‘Narrow Gauge Steam Miscellany’: Jan Roger Binding.

Norfolk Railway Society. Church Hall, Ipswich Rd, Norwich NR4 6QR. 19.30. ‘The Royal Scot Locomotive & General Trust’: Peter Adds.

RCTS. Darlington Cricket Club, South Terrace, Feethams, Darlington DL1 1SG. 19.00. ‘Photographs from the Camera of the late Ian Carr’: Dave Dunn.

RCTS. St Luke’s Church, Mayors Walk, Peterborough PE3 6EZ. 19.00. Branch annual meeting and members’ evening.

RCTS. Saltaire Methodist Chapel, Saltaire Rd, Shipley BD18 3HJ. 19.30. ‘Shed Bashing Days’: Vic Drake.

Sutton Coldfield Railway Society. St. James’ Church Centre, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 5BW.20.00. ‘Never Again’: Mick York.

Vale of Berkeley Railway. Berkeley Arms Hotel, Berkeley, Gloucs. 19.30. ‘The Didcot Story’: Alan Price.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

GWS. Village Hall, Stoke St Mary, Taunton. 19.30. ‘End of Steam in Mid Glamorgan’: Brian Lewis.

Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way, Slough station. 19.45. ‘France Revisited’: Jim Ballantyne.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

GWS. Parish Centre, Church End Rd, Kingskerswell, Torbay. 18.30. ‘Ratische Bahn – 3 Decades of Change’: Jonathan Collinge.

Irwell Vale Railway Photographers. Methodist Church, Bowker St, Irwell Vale, BL0 0QP(off B6527). 19.30. ‘Things ain’t what they used to be!’: Mike Taylor.

RCTS/SRPS. Quakers’ Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terr, Edinburgh EH1 2HE. 19.30. ‘Review of 2018-2019’: Keith Sanders.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

RCTS. Town Crier, City Rd/Station Rd, Chester CH1 3AE (opposite station entrance). 19.30. Branch annual meeting followed by‘The Ffestiniog Railway’: Geoff Coward.

RCTS. Coventry and North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Rd, Coventry CV3 1HB. 14.00. Branch annual meeting and members’ slides and digital presentations.

RCTS. Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Rd, Didcot OX11 7JN. 19.30. ‘The Metropolitan Railway’: Colin Brading.

RCTS. Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Rd, Shenfield CM15 8BL. 19.30. ‘Nationalisation v Privatisation’: Alex Green.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

Grimsby & Cleethorpes Railway Group. The No.1, Station Approach, Cleethorpes DN35 8AX. 19.30. ‘The Tennessean – a Journey from Washington to Memphis’: Bob Gellatly.

Leicester Railway Society. Braunstone Civic Centre, 209 Kingsway, Leicester LE32PP. 19.30. ‘Steam on the Mail Line’: Graham Briggs.

RCTS. Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Rd, Cheltenham GL50 2SY. 19.30. ‘Swiss Travel Wonderland’: Sholto Thomas.

RCTS. Upstairs, The Highway, Willerby Rd, Hull HU5 5LH. 14.00. ‘Modern Image Miscellany’: Doug Johnson

RCTS. Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.15. ’National Railway Museum’: Andrew MacLean.

SLS. Langdon Square Community Centre, Coulby Newham TS8 0TF. 19.00. ‘The Story of the S&D’s Derwent’: Robert Langham.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Giggleswick Railway Circle. Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle BD24 9DZ. 19.30. ‘Yorkshire Dales Quarries – Railways and Tramways – Part 2’: Stewart Liles.

Huddersfield Railway Circle. Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall. 19.30. ‘LNER Non-steam Traction Policy 1923-1947’: Bob Gwynne.

RCTS. Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West St, Chichester PO19 1RQ. 19.30. ‘The Modern Scene Today’: Julian Clark.

Talking of Trains. Surbiton Library, Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 6AG 19.15. ‘The Crossrail Story’: Christian Wolmar.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Lutterworth Railway Society. United Reformed Church, George St, Lutterworth LE17 4EF. 19.30. ‘Freight on Inland Railways’: Nick Hill.

Sutton Coldfield Railway Society. St James’ Church Centre, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 5BW. 20.00. ‘Welshpool and Llanfair Railway’: Andrew Charman.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Shropshire Railway Society. Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Cheshire St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB. 19.30. ‘Recording and Reporting the Narrow Gauge World’: Andrew Charman.
Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way, Slough station. 19.45. ‘Dunkirk by way of Reading’: Paul Joyce.

SLS. Conference Room (access via Black Swan Court Yard), Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1SG. 19.00. ‘My Fascination with Railways’: Howard Burchell.

WC&P Railway Group. St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Rd, Clevedon BS21 7UF. 19.30. ‘A Trip Down the Somerset & Dorset… and the Branch’: Richard Harman.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

RCTS/SRPS. Quakers’ Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terr, Edinburgh EH1 2HE. 14.30. ‘Photographic Review of 2018 & 2019’: Keith Sanders.

SLS. Friends’ Meeting House, Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS. 14.00. Centre annual meeting and ‘21st Century Signalling Control Centre – The Manchester Rail Operations Centre’: Christian Wyatt.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27

Nantwich & Market Drayton Railway Society. King’s Head Inn, Shrewsbury Rd, Market Drayton TF9 3EH. 20.00. ‘Tall-y-llyn Railway/Final scenes at Donnington (Shropshire)’: Brian Howett.
RCTS, Cox Green Community Centre, Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3AX. 19.30. ‘That was the year that was – 1964’: Geoff Plumb.

RCTS. Sheffield Scout Headquarters, 60-68 Trippet Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL. 19.00. ‘The L&Y in LMS Days’: Noel Coates.

RCTS. Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Weston Favell, Northampton NN7 3EP. 19.30. ‘Funicular Railways’: David Hangar.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Northallerton area group). Village Hall, School Lane, Thornton-le-Beans DL6 3SN. 19.30.‘1970s Industrial Steam – North’: Richard Stevens.

RCTS (Merseyside, Chester and North Wales branch). Lancashire Day Ranger. Alan Turton 01606 854227 or Merseyside@rcts.org.uk

RCTS. Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham NG1 4EZ. 14.00. ‘Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction Railway’: Barry Taylor.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

Talking of Trains. Surbiton Library, Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 6AG 19.15. ‘On the Route of the Fenman’: Dick Crane.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

Stevenage Locomotive Society. Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, Stevenage. 19.30. ‘KRM’s Colour Archive. UK Steam, Diesel & Electrics from the 1930s through to 1970s’: David Postle.

Sutton Coldfield Railway Society. St James’ Church Centre, Mere Green Rd, Sutton Coldfield B75 5BW. 20.00. ‘Three Lines to the Scottish Isles’: Jim Hart.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

GWS. Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd, Oxford. 19.30. TBC.

RCTS. Fulwood Lawn Tennis Club, Highgate Ave, Preston PR2 8DY. 19.30. ‘Network Northwest Past and Present’: Martyn Hilbert.

Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way, Slough station. 19.45. ‘Introducing S Stock on London Underground’: David Floyd

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Peak Rail Association (Sheffield branch). The Harlequin, 108 Nursery St, Sheffield S3 8GG. 19.30. ‘West Coast Railways’: James Shuttleworth.

RCTS. Christ Church Community Hall, Burney Lane, Ward End, Birmingham B8 2AS.14.00.‘The Broad Gauge Journey – Part 1: London to Bristol’: Revd Canon Brian Arman.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Enfield Transport Circle. First Floor Meeting Room, Enfield Drill Hall, 1 Old Park Ave, Enfield, Middx EN2 6PJ. 20.00. ‘The B24 Incident – Cheshunt, Herts, 1944’: David Parnell (Liberator Memorial trustee).

Leicester Railway Society. Braunstone Civic Centre, 209 Kingsway, Leicester LE32PP. 14.00. ‘Railways of Northampton’: Robin Cullup.

RCTS. Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Clarendon Rd, Watford WD17 1JJ. 19.00. ‘The 1935-1962 Tube Sock Family’: Brian Hardy.

Southern Electric Group (South Hampshire branch) and Light Rail Transit Association (Southern area). Eastleigh Railway Institute, Romsey Rd, Eastleigh. 19.30. ‘Tram Depots in Britain’: Stephen Bigley.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Burton Railway Society. Marston’s Sports & Social Club, Shobnall Rd, Burton-upon-Trent DE14 2BG. 19.30. ‘A Review of Steam on the Main Line in 2019’: Dave Richards & Karl Jauncey.

Huddersfield Railway Circle. Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall. 19.30. ‘BR blue’: David Rodgers.

Pennine Railway Society. Club 39, 39 College Rd, Doncaster DN1 3JH. 19.30. ‘I wish I could fly’: Geoff Griffiths.

RCTS. Haig House Social Club, Woolton Rd, Garston, Liverpool L19 5NQ. 13.30. ‘The Black and White Collection of Bill Ashcroft’: John Sloane.

Talking of Trains. Surbiton Library, Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 6AG. 19.15. ‘Restoring Heritage Carriages’: Richard Salmon.

Warwickshire Railway Society. Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Highgate, Birmingham B5 6AH. 19.30. ‘Pakistan’: Dave Gorton.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Bath Railway Society. Church Hall, St Mary’s Church Hall, Bathwick, Bath. 19.30. ‘Peter Gray’s West Country’: Amyas Crump.

Ffestiniog Railway Society (Bristol area group. BAWA Club, Room 4, Southmead Road, Bristol BS34 7RF. 19.45. ‘Travels by train in Peru and Bolivia’: Ian Rudd.

Great Central Railway Society (Sheffield branch). Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Rd, Sheffield S2 2TP. 19.30. ‘Trains in the Snow’: Les Nixon.

Lutterworth Railway Society. United Reformed Church, George St, Lutterworth LE17 4EF. 19.30. ‘Subterranean Railways’: Christian Woolmar.

Norfolk Railway Society. United Reformed Church Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR4 6QR. 19.30. ‘The Changing Face of Anglia’s Railway’: Richard Clinnick.

SLS. St John Ambulance Centre, Sandes Ave, Kendal. LA9 4LL. 19.15. ‘The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway and other UK Funiculars’: Martin Slader.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

RCTS. Furness Lakes and Lune Branch. Station Hotel, Carnforth. 19.30. ‘Three Decades of Changes on the Footplate’: Lee Peters.

RCTS. St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Rd, Filton, Bristol BS34 7BX. 19.30. ‘South Wales in the 1960s’: Gerry Nichols.

Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way, Slough station. 19.45. ‘Goring’s Wonderful Railway’: Mike Hurst.

SLS. Conference Room, (access via Black Swan Court Yard), Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1SG. 19.00. ‘The Ballarat Line Upgrade – a Look at Regional Rail Revival In Victoria, Australia’: Philip Kirkland.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

RCTS/SRPS. Quakers’ Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terr, Edinburgh EH1 2HE. 14.30. ‘Vintage Photographic Presentation’: Bob Cleary.

RCTS. Conference Room, Great Western Hotel, Exeter St David’s station EX4 4NU. 19.00. ‘Changing Landscapes’: Barry Jones.

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