Diary Dates – Meetings & Exhibitions

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Meetings

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Giggleswick Railway Circle. Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle BD24 9DZ. 19.30. ‘Something Old, Something New’: John Whiteley.

Huddersfield Railway Circle. Meeting Room 1, Huddersfield Town Hall. 19.30. ‘Travelling the Rhaetian Railway’: Robert Clarke.

Pennine Railway Society. Club 39, College Rd, Doncaster DN1 3JH. 19.30. ‘Further Holidays Europe and Beyond’: Bryan Johnson.

RCTS. The Railway Social Club, Beaver Rd, Ashford. 19.00. ‘A Review of 2018/19 in Video’: Andy Main.

RCTS/Mid Hants Railway. Eastleigh Railway Institute, Romsey Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9FE. 19.30. ‘St Pancras Rebuilding’: Mervyn Dunwoody.

Talking of Trains. Surbiton Library, Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 6AG. 19.00. ‘From Nine Elms to Great Cockrow’: Jim Lester.

Thorncombe Rail Activities Club. Village Hall, Thorncombe, Dorset TA20 4NF. 19.30. ‘Round the Houses – Part 2’: Steve Lord.

Vale of Berkeley Railway. Berkeley Arms Hotel, Berkeley. 19.30. ‘The Cotswold Canals from the Air – Part 2’: Richard Kelsey and Dave Lamb.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

Aln Valley Railway. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 19.30. ‘Railway Signalling’: Simon Cox.

Irish Railway Record Society (London area). Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Rd, London WC1X 8JR. 19.00. ‘Irish Railways in my Lifetime’: Hassard Stacpoole.

Lutterworth Railway Society. United Reformed Church, George St, LutterworthLE17 4EF. 19.30. ‘The L&NWR’: David Bond.

Marlow & District Railway Society. Bourne End Community Centre, Bourne End, BucksSL8 5SX. 19.30. ‘Iberian Steam’: Brian Stephenson.

Norfolk Railway Society. United Reformed Church Hall, Ipswich Rd, Norwich NR4 6QR. 19.30. ‘Britain’s Railway Contribution to the Great War’: Andy Savage.

RCTS. Darlington Cricket Club, South Terrace, Feethams, Darlington DL1 1SG. 19.00. Branch annual meeting followed by ‘History of Doncaster Station’: Brian Longbone.

SLS. North East Futures UTC, Stephenson Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3AS. 17.30. Joint meeting with The North of England Institute of Mining & Mech E. ‘The Railway Revolution, a Study of the Early Railways of the Great Northern Coal Field – 1605-1830’: Les Turnbull.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

GWS. Village Hall, Stoke St Mary, Taunton TA3 5DE.  19.30, ‘Our Railways – the last 40 Years’: Peter Triggs.

Scarborough Railway Society. Studio 3, The Street, Lower Clarke St, Scarborough YO12 5TW. 19.00. ‘Railways Around Durham City’: David Keaton.

SLS. Conference Room, 1st floor (access via Black Swan Court Yard), Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1SG. 19.00. ‘Absolute Block and why we have it’: Simon Cox.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

GWS. Parish Centre, Church End Rd, Kingskerswell, Torbay TQ12 5LD, 18.30.  ‘An Evening of British Steam Nostalgia:’ Simon Foote.

LCGB (Central London branch). Main Hall, Keen House, 9 Calshot St, London N1 9DA. 18.30. Annual meeting followed by members’ images.

Irwell Vale Railway Photographers. Methodist Church, Bowker St, Irwell Vale BL0 0QP. 19.30. ‘Steam saved from the Scrapyard’: Tom Heavyside.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21

Mid Hants Railway (Woking and Guildford regional group). St Nicholas Church Hall, Bury St, Guildford GU2 4AW. 19.30. ‘An Evening with Colour Rail’.

Plymouth Railway Circle. St Edward’s Church Hall, Home Park Ave, Peverell, Plymouth PL3 4PG. 19.30. ‘Switzerland: a Tale of Two Trips’: Lou Watkins and Mervyn Kendall.

RCTS. The Town Crier, City Rd/Station Rd, Chester CH1 3AE. (opposite station entrance). 19.30. ‘South Wales Railways since the 1970s’: Stuart Warr.

RCTS. Coventry and North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Rd CV3 1HB. 14.00. ‘The LMS route from Euston to Crewe via B’ham’: Chris Pratt.

RCTS. Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Rd, Didcot OX11 7JN. 19.30. ‘All aboard the Pines Express (Part 1)’: Chris Youett.

RCTS. Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Rd, Shenfield CM15 8BL. 19.30. ‘That was the year that was – 1962’: Geoff Plumb.

RCTS. Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Weston Favell, Northampton NN7 3EP. 19.30. ‘South African Steam in the 1960s’: Roger Whitehead.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Northallerton area group). Village Hall, School Lane, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. 19.30. ‘Leeds Northern’: Richard Barber.

RCTS. Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham NG1 4EZ. 19.30. ‘The Leicester & Swannington’: Bill Pemberton.

RCTS. Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.15. ‘HS2’: Paul Sellar.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Basingstoke & District Railway Society. Wote St Club, New Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7NG 19.45. ‘Tracks In The Mist’: Colin Brading.

Talking of Trains. Surbiton Library, Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 6AG. 19.00. ‘Community Rail’: Dick Crane.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts’ Society. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 50 Windmill St, Gravesend DA12 1BB. 19.30. ‘Bricklayers Arms Branch’: Tony Riley.

LCGB (NW branch). Pied Bull Hotel, High St, Newton-le-Willows. 19.30. ‘Steam Around South Africa in 1973’: John Sloane.

RCTS. Saltaire Methodist Chapel, Saltaire Rd, Shipley BD18 3HJ. 19.30. ‘Archived Photographs – Gerald Dixon’: Anthony Bowles.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

GWS. Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 6QS. 19.30.  ‘Broadway – Trials of a Rebuild,’ Jo Roesen.

RCTS. Fulwood Lawn Tennis Club, Highgate Ave, Preston PR2 8DY. 19.30. ‘BR Blue to Sectorisation’: Pauls Senior.

Railway Club of the New Forest. McLellan Hall, Lymington Community Centre, Cannon St, Lymington. 19.30. ‘The North Yorkshire Moors Railway’: Ian Foot.

Shropshire Railway Society. Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Cheshire St, Shrewsbury SY1 1NB. 19.30. ‘New Hampshire Roundabout’: Steve Haynes.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Tramway & Light Railway Society (East Midlands area). 6th Beeston Scout Hut, Middle St, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1GA. 14.00. ‘Modelling’– bring your latest project to discuss.

Worcester Locomotive Society. Barbourne ex-Services club, The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED. 85A railwaymens, enthusiasts & WLS members reunion. 12.00-17.00. Two presentations: TBA.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28

Nantwich & Market Drayton Railway Society. King’s Head Inn, Shrewsbury Rd, Market Drayton TF9 3EH. 20.00. ‘Signalling’: Alastair Taylor.

RCTS. Cox Green Community Centre, Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3AX. 19.30. ‘The Famous Artist Terence Cuneo and his Mouse’: Carole Cuneo.

RCTS. Sheffield Scout Headquarters, 60-68 Trippet Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL. 19.00. ‘The 125 Group – Preserving the HST’: John Zabernik.

Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Group. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon. 19.30. ‘Lynton and Barnstable Railway’: Trevor Graham.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

Leicester Railway Society. Braunstone Civic Centre, 209 Kingsway, Leicester LE3 2PP. 14.00. ‘North From Uttoxeter’: T Tomlin & B Sullivan.

RCTS. Methodist Church, junction of Ludwick Way and Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City AL7 3PN. 14.00. ‘Along the Tracks from Home and Away’: Steve Batty.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Huddersfield Railway Circle. Meeting Room 3, Huddersfield Town Hall. 19.30. ‘Coal and other power station traffic’: Steve Chapman.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31

LCGB (Croydon branch). United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon CR0 5LP. 19.30. ‘The History of French Railways’: Michael Bunn.

Stevenage Locomotive Society. Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, Stevenage. 19.30. ‘West Riding Steam’: Derek Huntress.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

GWS (Taunton group). Rockwell Green Parish Church Hall, Rockwell Green, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9DH. 19.30. ‘More of Peter Gray’s West Country’: Amyas Crump.

RCTS. St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Rd, Filton, Bristol BS34 7BX. 19.30. ‘Ramblings with a New Camera’: Brian Holland.

RCTS. Station Hotel, Carnforth. 19.30. ‘More Local Scenes from the 60s’: Noel Machell.

Scarborough Railway Society. Studio 3, The Street, Lower Clarke St, Scarborough YO12 5TW. 19.00. ‘Locomotives Working Hard’: Edwin King and Peter Richardson.

Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way, Slough Station. 19.45. ‘Camping Coaches’: Mike Fenton.

SLS. Newport Community Hub, Union St, Middlesbrough TS1 5NQ. 19.00. ‘Beyond the P2’: Mark Allett.

SLS. Conference Room, 1st floor (access via Black Swan Court Yard), Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1SG. 19.00. ‘Steam Safari (South Africa 1976)’: Trevor Ermel.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

SLS. Friends’ Meeting House, Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS. 14.00. ‘Rebuilding the Welsh Highland Railway’: Geoff Stocker.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Peak Rail Association (Sheffield branch). The Harlequin, 108 Nursery St, Sheffield S3 8GG. 19.30. ‘Where would you like to go?’: Anthony Hicks.

Plymouth Railway Circle. St Edward’s Church Hall, Home Park Ave, Peverell, Plymouth PL3 4PG. 19.30. Annual meeting followed by president’s selection.

RCTS. Christ Church Community Hall, Burney Lane, Ward End, Birmingham B8 2AS.14.00. ‘An Eighth Colour – Rail Journey’: Paul Chancellor.

RCTS. Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Weston Favell, Northampton NN7 3EP. 14.00. ‘Rhapsody in Blue’: Ken Grainger.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Chipping Norton Railway Club. Chipping Norton Town Hall, Market Place, Chipping Norton OX7 5NA. 19.30. ‘Cotswold Line Task Force’: Ian Baxter.

Enfield Transport Circle. First Floor Meeting Room, Enfield Drill Hall, 1, Old Park Ave, Enfield, Middx EN2 6PJ. 20.00. ‘The Great Railway Revolution’: Christian Wolmar.

Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts’ Society. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 50 Windmill St, Gravesend DA12 1BB. 19.30. ‘A dream unfulfilled’: George Marcar.

RCTS. Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Clarendon Rd, Watford WD17 1JJ. 19.00. ‘European Miscellany’: Rob Freeman.

Worcester Locomotive Society. Barbourne ex-Services club, The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED. 19.00. ‘Worcester Shrub Hill Station – the Station Buildings from a Historical Perspective’: Mike Napthan.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Basingstoke & District Railway Society. Wote St Club, New Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7NG. 19.4. Photographic Competition.

Burton Railway Society. Marston’s Sports & Social Club, Shobnall Rd, Burton-upon-Trent DE14 2BG. 19.30. ‘An 8th Colour Rail Journey’: Paul Chancellor.

RCTS. Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Ave, Ipswich IP2 OSQ. 14.15. ‘Lt. Col Holman F Stephens – the Man and his Empire’: Hugh Smith.

Talking of Trains. Surbiton Library, Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 6AG. 19.00. ‘Strictly Freight Only – Part 1’: Brian Ringer.

Warwickshire Railway Society. Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Highgate, Birmingham B5 6AH. 19.30. ‘UK Industrial Steam from the 1960s and 1970s’: Mike Nicholls.

Exhibitions

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17-20

Midland Model Engineering Exhibition. Warwickshire Event Centre, Leamington Spa CV31 1XN. Thursday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Hinckley Model Railway Show. St Peter’s Church, Leicester Rd, Hinckley, Leics LE10 1LW. 10.00-16.00. £3.50, accompanied child free.

Chelmsford Model Railway Exhibition. St John Payne School, Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 4BS. 10.00-16.30. Adult £5, child (12-16years) £2, under 12s free with an adult.

Wombourne Autumn Railex 2019. Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill, Wombourne WV5 9HA.10.00-16.00. Adult £5, concession £3, children under 12 £1

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19-20

33rd Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition. Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg (formerly Glantaf High School), Bridge Rd, Llandaff, North Cardiff CF14 2JL. 10.00-17.00. Adult £5, child under 12 free. www.cardiffmodelrailwayshow.co.uk.

Greenock Model Railway Show. Lyle Kirk, Union St, Greenock PA15 8DD. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 12.00-17.00.  Greenockmrc.co.uk

Lincoln & District Model Railway Club. Newark Showground, Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark NG24 2NY. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.30. Adult £8, child £4, family £20.  www.ladmrc.co.uk 

Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth station, Station Rd, Coldwell St, Wirksworth DE4 4FB. www.e-v-r.com.

Hartlepool Model Rail Show. Hartlepool College of Further Education. Stockton St, Hartlepool TS24 7LB. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. Adult £6, concession £5, child £4, under 5s free, family (2+3) £18.  www.gbmrs.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Bracknell Railway Society Society Open Afternoon. Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Rd, Wokingham, Berks RG40 3AQ. 13.30-16.30. Adults free. See www.bracknellrailwaysociety.co.uk.gridhosted.co.uk

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Amersham Classic Model Train Show. St John’s Methodist Church Hall, 60 Woodside Rd, Amersham, Bucks HP6 6AN. 10.30-17.00. Adult £4, child (under 15) £2, under 5 free, family (2+2) £10.

Chorley and District Model Railway Club. H​ollinshead Street United Reformed Church, Chorley. 10.00-16.00. Adult £1, child free.

Mid Wales Model Railway Show. The Town Hall, High St, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7JQ. 10.00-17.00. Adult £4.50.  

Newbury Model Railway Club Exhibition. St Bartholomew’s School Andover Rd, Newbury. 10.00-16.30. Adults £5, concession £4.50, child £2.50, family £10. www.newburymrc.co.uk.

Association of Bexley Charities ’78 Grand Autumn Fair. United Reformed Church, Geddes Place, Bexleyheath DA6 7DJ. 09.45-13.00. Adult 50p, accompanied child free. 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26-27

Caistorail Model Railway Show. Town Hall, High St, Caistor, Lincs LN7 6TX. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.30. Adult £3, child £2.50, family £7.50.

Hazel Grove & District Model Railway Society. Hazel Grove High School, Jacksons Lane, Hazel Grove SK7 5JX. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. Adult £7, child £3. www.hgdmrs.org.uk.

SATURDAY-MONDAY, OCTOBER 26-28

South Dublin Model Railway Club Model Railways & Hobbies Exhibition. Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co Dublin. 11.00-17.00. Adult €8, concession €6, child €6, family €20.  www.sdmrc.ie.

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