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** 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 davidandrosjones@hotmail.co.uk or at 22 Maple Close, Doveridge, Ashbourne DE6 5LU

 

East Anglia Group

(Supporting the Welsh Highland Railway Society)

David Gander  dh.gander(at)virgin.net


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.

We meet 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).

Meetings start 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).

Lincolnshire Area Narrow Gauge Group

(Click for branch web-site & program)

Tim Hudson

52 Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1DR 

e-mail: tim(at)photrek.co.uk

 

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.

 

Program 2019:

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 tim@photrek.co.uk (01522 524672).

The joy of being 'Group Leader' (dogsbody?) is that I get to chose the speakers

London & Southern Area

Peter Lemmey

82 Etheldene Ave, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3QB

e-mail: peterlemmey(at)waitrose.com

 

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.

Program 2018 - 2019:

Monday 14 October  Adrian Garner: Monorails (Part 2): the Twentieth Century

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 more.

 

Monday 11 November  Jugoslavian 60cms: an evening on the Gostivar-Lake Ohrid line

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 across Europe.

 

Our season continues into 2020 and there will be more information about our forthcoming meetings in the next NGN.

Peter Lemmey

 

Yorkshire

David Charlesworth

email: dinasjunction(at)gmail.com 

94 Cheltenham Rd. Bradford, BD2 1QQ
Tel: 01274 787150

 

Meetings : 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 will be necessary to cover expenses. Light refreshments are available.

Meetings 2019

    November 7th.     Sentinel Railcars in Sri Lanka. Harry Billmore

    December 5th.     Christmas “Do”  Its up to you. Bring something to entertain us.

Meetings 2020

    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.

     May  7th             Australia & New Zealand. Peter Kirkby.

 

 

North Staffs & Sth Cheshire Area

Peter Moore      

Tel: 07824-340777  

email; peter.loxx(at)gmail.com

 

NOTE:  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 above.

 

Wessex

 

NGRS members are welcome to attend the Welsh Highland Railway Society (Wessex Group meetings, held at The Flowerpots Inn, Cheriton, Hampshire.

The pub has its own microbrewery attached, and serves good food.

 

See 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.

OTHER MEETINGS

Members are cordially invited to attend the meetings of: 

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Kendal) and Kent & East Sussex Railway group at Ashford (Kent).

 

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.

 


 

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