** NORTH MIDLANDS AREA GROUP SCHEME
The Society would like to establish a Midlands area group to replace the recently defunct Staffordshire area group, and David Jones has offered to co-ordinate efforts. Anybody interested in helping and/or attend meetings is invited to contact David.
It would be useful to know which centres people might be able to attend (Stoke, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Burton, Derby and Lichfield are suggestions) and how much per meeting you would think it worth contributing to meet costs. It is possible that joint meetings with another Society could be a way forward – any suggestions would be appreciated. David can be contacted on email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 22 Maple Close, Doveridge, Ashbourne DE6 5LU
East Anglia Group
(Supporting the Welsh Highland Railway
NGRS members are
welcome to attend the Welsh Highland Railway Society meetings (East
Anglia Group) held at:
The Six Bells Pub, 9 High Street, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5DH.
up any time after 6-6.30pm as an evening meal is available in the
restaurant or bar at reasonable prices. (Fulbourn is easily accessible from the A14 and M11 and is served from
Cambridge by Stagecoach bus Citi 1 Note: Bus runs every 30 minutes. Car
parking can be busy at the pub, but there is space available on Church
Lane, a 3-5 minute walk away).
around 8pm with a halfway break for coffee (£1.20 per person), and we
finish around 10pm. There is a charge of £2 per meeting (£3 for
non-members). We usually meet on the third Thursday of the month (except
for December, which tends to vary), with a break for January and between
June and September (inclusive).
(Click for branch web-site & program)
52 Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1DR
Meetings : Meetings
are now held in the ‘Function Room’
at the ‘Golden Eagle’, 21 High Street, Lincoln, LN5
8BD commencing at 7.30pm (room available from 7.00pm) and finishing by
10.00pm. Non-members are welcome.
A late reminder that the
June 2019 meeting of the Lincolnshire Area Narrow Gauge
Group will take place on
Wednesday 12th June @ 7.30pm. We have a non -n.g. subject this
month - Ian Drummond (well-known as Chairman of the TRPS)
will be speaking on the: 'The Railways of Southampton Docks'.
(Ian's book on the subject was 'well-acclaimed' on publication.
All are welcome! Tim Hudson
email@example.com (01522 524672).
The joy of being 'Group Leader'
(dogsbody?) is that I get to chose the speakers
London & Southern Area
82 Etheldene Ave, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3QB
Meetings are held on Monday
evenings at The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London
N1 and are run jointly with the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway. The
venue is a few minutes walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.
Refreshments are on sale from the bar, and there is a bookstall. All members and friends are most welcome.
Programmes begin at 7.00pm and finish by
9.30 pm with an interval.
Monday 14 October
Adrian Garner: Monorails (Part 2): the
Adrian's book on this topic is well-known; his first
talk, on 19th century monorails history, went down very well
and he will now continue the story from 1900 starting with Wuppertal and
continuing with Gyroscopics, industrials, the Bennie Railplane and much
Monday 11 November
Jugoslavian 60cms: an evening on the Gostivar-Lake
A programme of digital images, slides and movies covering
the famous Macedonian line and its Brigadeloks – its history (including
the WW1 Salonika Front) and how it's remembered today. Alex Zivanovic
and other members will contribute.
Monday 9 December
Welshpool & Llanfair Update : Geoff Gauntlett
More insights into life on the W&L over the last year or
so. Geoff makes a hands-on contribution to running the line from the
footplate, and his digital reports on progress shine light on both
familiar and less appreciated aspects of the railway: always a
fascinating and varied evening.
Monday 13 January 2020:
Donald Wilson – European Narrow Gauge (slides)
Donald has been tracking down narrow gauge steam since
the 1960s, camera in hand, and we have enjoyed his slide presentations
on several occasions. This will be another varied evening of slides from
Our season continues into 2020 and there will be more information about
our forthcoming meetings in the next NGN.
Tel: 01274 787150
Held on Thursday evenings,
starting at 7.30pm in the
Epicentre at the Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS7 2QG
(Tel: 0113 262 9759)
The building is open from 7.00 pm. Note -
a donation of £3
be necessary to cover expenses. Light refreshments are available.
Sentinel Railcars in Sri Lanka. Harry Billmore
Christmas “Do” Its up to you. Bring something to entertain us.
January 2nd. Railways of Bord na Mona. Andrew Waldron.
February 6th. The
Belgian Vicinal System on Film. Malcolm Hindes.
March 5th. Chemins de Fer Portatifs Decauville. Neil Clayton.
April 2nd. Round & About Europe. John Butler.
Australia & New Zealand. Peter Kirkby.
Staffs & Sth Cheshire Area
Sadly this group has now closed. However, if a
member or members would like to take up the role of group organiser
or secretary, we would be happy to pass on the baton, the contact
lists and so forth. We thank everyone who was able to enjoy the talks we
organised this year for their support.
From Peter Sladen and Peter Moore
For more information please contact Peter Moore
NGRS members are welcome to attend the Welsh Highland Railway
Society (Wessex Group meetings, held at The Flowerpots Inn, Cheriton,
The pub has its own microbrewery
attached, and serves good food.
Meeting Dates (Welsh Highland Railway Society Website
link) for contacts and other details etc.
Note:: NGRS Local Area Groups are
generally run by NGRS members and are not managed by, nor form part of, Narrow Gauge
Railway Society Company Limited by Guarantee.
are cordially invited to attend the
Locomotive Society (Kendal) and Kent & East Sussex Railway group at
Malvern Narrow Gauge Group
is an open group in the Hereford & Worcester area.
Their contact is Bill Burton / Morris Portsmouth
Tel: 01684-567928 / 592079 and at June 2017
their meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of alternate
months (Feb/Apr etc) in the United Reformed Church Hall, Malvern Link, just down from railway station
at 8:00 pm. All NG enthusiasts are welcome.