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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@virgin.net

(ex Stephen Sullivans ssullonly(at)aol.com)


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).

Program 2016 -17:

Meetings will resume in October, running through to May 2017.

 

Hereford & Worcester

Bill Burton / Morris Portsmouth

Tel: 01684-567928 / 592079

 

Meetings : 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, but note, we are not affiliated to the NGRS! 

 

MEETINGS 2017

11 Aug - Members Evening

13 Oct - Peter Lee - Chemin de Fer du Calvados

 8 Dec - Michael Clemens - Old "Cine"

 

 

Lincolnshire

(Click for branch web-site & program)

Tim Hudson

52 Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1DR 

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

 

Meetings : Held on 2nd Weds of alternate months at the "Cellar Bar", Unison Club, Lincoln LN1 1UL starting at 7:30 pm - anyone with access problems should contact Tim Hudson on 01522 524672 beforehand.  Meetings end by 10.00pm and there is a charge of 4.00 per meeting towards Group expenses. Non-members are welcome.

 June 14th - Quarry Railways & Tramways of the Yorkshire Dales

                    - Stewart Liles

 Aug 9th - The Fowler Story -  John Pease

 Oct 11th - Military Railways of the Middle East - Iain Logie

 Dec 13th - AGM & Slides of 2017

 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.

 

 

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.

The April meeting was the last in the current series.

The London and Southern Area's next meetings season will begin in October 2017 and the programme will be published in NGN in due course.

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.

Others

 Members are cordially invited to attend the

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

 

Yorkshire

Rod Tickner

email: yngrs(at)tickneronline.co.uk

 

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 - donation please of 2 to cover expenses. Light refreshments are available at 50p.

 

2016-17 meetings

The current series of meeting has ended.

 

Rod Tickner

     Area Secretary, Yorkshire Group NGRS

       

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.


 

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