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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


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:

August 8th - 'Slates from Dinorwic & Nantlle': Andrew Neale

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: continued

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

 

 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.  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 - 19:

The April meeting was the last in the current series (2017 - 18). The London and Southern Area's next meetings season will begin in October 2018 and the program will be published in NGN and online in due course.    Peter Lemmey

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 Meetings 2018 - 19

4 October

ISLE OF MAN - Vintage Transport Weekends. Slides and video

Ray Wilkinson

1 November

TRAMWAYS & QUARRIES OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES. Part 2

Stewart Liles

6 December     

Members Evening & Christmas party 

 

3 January

AGM - A PRESENTATION OF 1960s SLIDES

Andrew Wilson

7 February  

GERMAN NARROW GAUGE   

Peter Kirkby

7 March

WHITTAKER BROTHERS of HORSFORTH. -  Engineers, Contractors, Quarry Owners & Brick Makers

Stewart Liles

5 April

SUN, STEAM & SUGAR. CUBA in the 1990s 

Nigel Ponsford                

3 May

tba

 

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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