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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

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 2018 -19:

December 12th - AGM & Slides of 2018

January 9th: Members Slides  of  2018: continued

February 13th: ‘Narrow Gauge around the world’ - Graham Lightfoot


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 of half an hour.


Program 2018 - 2019:

Monday 10 December   Donald Wilson : Narrow Gauge in Southern Europe (slides)

Donald has been tracking down narrow gauge steam since the 1960s. He will cover the highlights of his travels in Greece, Italy, Jugoslavia, Romania and Spain over the years.

Monday 14 January 2019  Julian Birley: The Bala Lake Railway

A vice-president of the BLR, Julian will present a digital update on the railway and its extension plans, and will follow up with a film about the repatriation of 'Winifred' and the other quarry locos from the USA.

Monday 11 February  Mike Jackson: NGRS Society Visits 2016-18

An evening looking back over twenty or more Society visits to narrow gauge and miniature lines over the last few years – by the Visits organiser.

Monday 11 March  James Waite: Twenty First Century Narrow Gauge

A digital presentation – with Twenty First Century Narrow Gauge also being the title of James's new book, to be published in January.

This programme of NG scenes from round the world will complement and enhance a number of the pictorial topics in the book.

Monday 8 April  Members' Miscellany

A varied showcase of home and overseas narrow gauge railways presented by four members. It will be both slide and digital pictures. More details about the evening's programme will be published shortly.


The April meeting will be the last in the current series. The next meetings season will begin in October 2019.


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. Note - a new donation please of 3 will cover expenses. Light refreshments are available at 50p.


Meetings 2018 - 2019
2nd Jan 2019 AGM - A PRESENTATION OF 1960s SLIDES Andrew Wilson
7th Feb GERMAN NARROW GAUGE    Peter Kirkby
7th March WHITTAKER BROTHERS of HORSFORTH. -  Engineers, Contractors, Quarry Owners & Brick Makers Stewart Liles
5th April SUN, STEAM & SUGAR. CUBA in the 1990s  Nigel Ponsford
4rd May tba  


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.




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.


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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