** 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.
Program 2018 -19:
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 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.
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
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
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
The April meeting will be the last in the current series.
The next meetings season will begin in October 2019.
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.
2nd Jan 2019
AGM - A PRESENTATION OF 1960s SLIDES
GERMAN NARROW GAUGE
WHITTAKER BROTHERS of HORSFORTH. - Engineers,
Contractors, Quarry Owners & Brick Makers
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.