April 2020

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

BRIAN SULLIVAN – THE CROMFORD AND HIGH PEAK RAILWAY, PART TWO

Thu, 09 April 2020

Doors open at 18.30 (19.00 start). Donations of £2.50 are requested. Non-members and visitors are most welcome to attend any of our meetings. Refreshments provided during the break. Finish c.21.00.

Where:
Newcastle Arts Centre, Conference Room, 67-69 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.

Stephenson Locomotive Society

THE FORMER LSWR IN THE 1950S PART 2

Thu, 09 April 2020

This talk, given by Hugh Davies, starts at 14.30. For more details, contact 0208 390 5375.

Where:
The Scout and Guide Headquarters, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR

Stephenson Locomotive Society

AYRSHIRE CENTRE AGM AND MEMBERS NIGHT

Mon, 13 April 2020

This meeting starts at 19.30. for more information, contact 01294 822303.

Where:
Lauriston Hotel, 15 South Crescent Road, Ardrossan KA22 8EA

GWS Bristol Group

'55 YEARS OF RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY,' LES NIXON.

Tue, 14 April 2020

Les Nixon, renown railway photographer presents a selection of the photographs he has taken since the 1960s.

Where:
BAWA 589 Southmead Rd., Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG, 19.45.

GWS Bristol Group

'55 YEARS OF RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY,' LES NIXON.

Tue, 14 April 2020

Les Nixon is a renown railway photographer who has been producing wonderful images since steam days. The presentation will strive to illustrate some of the themes he has followed since them, all delightfully illustrated.

Where:
BAWA 589 Southmead Rd., Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG

GWS Taunton Group

'RAILWAY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS,' DAVID BRABNER.

Fri, 17 April 2020

David Brabner is well-known, certainly amongst the Group for his good quality railway video shows - this will be no exception!

Where:
Village Hall, St. St. Mary, nr Taunton, TA3 5DE, 19.30.

GWS South West Group

'A DIP INTO A VINTAGE FILM COLLECTION,' AMYAS CRUMP.

Sat, 18 April 2020

Amyas Crump has access to an enormous number of good quality railway film and slide shows from the steam era. This will provide another opportunity to sample some of the products of these collections.

Where:
Parish Centre, Church End Rd., Kingskerswell, Torbay, TQ12 5LD

Stephenson Locomotive Society

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FURNESS RAILWAY TRUST

Sat, 18 April 2020

This talk, given by Tim Owen, starts at 14.00. For more details, contact 0161 973 1165.

Where:
The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Stephenson Locomotive Society

THE OLD GENTLEMAN’S SALOON - HISTORY & RESTORATION

Tue, 21 April 2020

This talk, given by Chris Lawson, starts at 19.00. For more details, contact 01429 270591.

Where:
Langdon Square Community Centre, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough TS8 0TF

RCTS, Chichester Branch

THE SELSEY TRAMWAY (JOE WHICHER)

Wed, 22 April 2020

With a young H F Stevens as engineer, "The Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramway" ran its first train from Chichester in 1897 and ran for 38 years before closure. Joe will relate its many idiosyncrasies, which became the butt of much humour.

Where:
County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ

GWS Oxford Group

'PETER GRAY'S WEST COUNTRY RAILWAYS,' AMYAS CRUMP

Fri, 24 April 2020

Amyas Crump was charged by the late Peter Gray to look after and display his slide collection. Most images date from the late 1950s and early 1960s showing the West Country railway scene in the last years of the steam era.

Where:
Pauling Humanities Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS

Stephenson Locomotive Society

THE RISE, WOBBLE AND FALL OF THE COMMERCIAL LIGHT RAILWAY: PART 2 - “SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A LIGHT RAILWAY DO YOU”

Fri, 24 April 2020

This talk, given by George Falkner, starts at 19.00. For more details, see www.slsnewcastle.org.uk.

Where:
The Conference Room, 1st floor, Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne, NE1 1SG

May 2020

Stephenson Locomotive Society

THE GRIMSBY & IMMINGHAM TRAMWAY

Fri, 01 May 2020

This talk, given by Peter Worsley, starts at 19.00. For more details, contact 01429 270591.

Where:
Newport Community Hub, St Paul's Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ

Stephenson Locomotive Society

82045-NEW BUILD

Sat, 09 May 2020

This talk, given by Chris Proudfoot, starts at 14.00. For more details, contact 01905 749526.

Where:
Kidderminster Railway Museum, adjoing the SVR station, Kidderminster DY10 1QX

GWS Bristol Group

‘TITANS OF THE TRACKS (SOUND CINE FILMS), PRESENTED BY TERRY NICHOLLS.

Tue, 12 May 2020

Terry Nicholls has a large collection of railway films, usually dating from the age of steam.

Where:
BAWA 589 Southmead Rd., Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG, 19.45.

BATH RAILWAY SOCIETY

AN EVENING OF BR STEAM NOSTALGIA...SIGHTS AND SOUNDS COVERING FIFTY YEARS. PRESENTED BY SIMON FOOTE.

Thu, 14 May 2020

ALL WELCOME..VISITORS £2.50p.STARTS AT 7.30pm.TEAS AND COFFEES.

Where:
CHURCH HALL, ST.MARY'S, BATHWICK, BATH....BA24EB

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

DAVID DUNN – THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF GERRY PIERSON

Thu, 14 May 2020

THIS REPLACES THE SCHEDULED TALK BY DAVID THOMAS, WHO WILL NOW VISIT IN OCTOBER. Doors open at 18.30 (19.00 start). Donations of £2.50 are requested. Non-members and visitors are most welcome to attend any of our meetings. Refreshments provided during the break. Finish c.21.00.

Where:
Newcastle Arts Centre, Conference Room, 67-69 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

DAVID THOMAS – LIVING NORTH EASTERN (FAMILY RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN YORK’S RAILWAY COMMUNITY FROM 1889 TO 1967)

Thu, 14 May 2020

Doors open at 18.30 (19.00 start). Donations of £2.50 are requested. Non-members and visitors are most welcome to attend any of our meetings. Refreshments provided during the break. Finish c.21.00.

Where:
Newcastle Arts Centre, Conference Room, 67-69 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.

GWS Taunton Group

TRAVELS WITH A CORNISHMAN,' DAVID LECHER.

Fri, 15 May 2020

David Lecher is a regular speaker at the group and happens to be Cornish! This is another of his railway tours, perhaps even including Cornwall, which should be good entertainment.

Where:
Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, nr Taunton, TA3 5DE, 19.30

RCTS, Chichester Branch

VOLKS ELECTRIC RAILWAY (IAN GLEDHILL)

Wed, 27 May 2020

Ian will describe the story of electrical pioneer Magnus Vokes, who opened his little electric railway on Brighton seafront in 1883, which is now the world's oldest working electric railway. The short lived "Daddy Long Legs", an electric railway that ran in the sea, will also be mentioned.

Where:
County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ

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