** 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
email@example.com 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.
Program 2018 -19:
September 12th -
‘Narrow Gauge Industrial
Locomotives - a monochrome journey'- a continuation of 'Hand,
Hoof & Rope': Adrian Foster (Note
change of date)
October 10th - 'India
& Pakistan 1983/4’ Dave Billmore
December 12th - AGM & Slides of 2018
January 9th: Members Slides of 2018:
continuedFebruary 13th: ‘Narrow
Gauge around the world’ - Graham Lightfoot
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 of half an hour.
Monday 8 October 2018
David Mitchell : Narrow Gauge Steam in Austria
and Portugal in the 1960s (slides)
We welcome David back for another evening of his
excellent colour slides of narrow gauge steam taken when the going was
good (as featured recently in NGW).
Monday 12 November
Steve Sedgwick : Narrow Gauge Railways – a
different point of view (digital pictures)
Steve is an innovative digital photographer whose images
will be familiar to NGN readers: he will present an evening of his
recent work in the narrow gauge field.
Monday 10 December
Donald Wilson : Narrow Gauge in Southern
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.
Information about our
meetings on 14th January, 11th February, 11th
March and 8th April 2019 will appear in NGN and online
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
cover expenses. Light refreshments are available at 50p.
4 October 2018
ISLE OF MAN -
Vintage Transport Weekends. Slides and video
TRAMWAYS & QUARRIES
OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES. Part 2
Members Evening &
AGM - A PRESENTATION
OF 1960s SLIDES
GERMAN NARROW GAUGE
Engineers, Contractors, Quarry Owners & Brick
SUN, STEAM & SUGAR.
CUBA in the 1990s
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.