"The Nottingham Special" on Saturday 5th October 2019
at the YMCA International Centre, 61B Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN.
10:30 - Doors open with sales and displays.
11:00 - Presentation: 'The History of Nottingham Victoria Station' by Ken Grainger.
13:00 - Break for lunch - bring your own or visit local eateries.
14:00 - Presentations: Updates on current projects from the 567 Locomotive Group and the GCR Rolling Stock Trust, both based at Ruddington on the outskirts of Nottingham.
16:00 - Finish.
There is no admission charge. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.
For lunch there are plenty of local eating options or bring your own.
There is only a small car park at the venue so attendees may have to park at the nearby Victoria Centre multistory -
this will also give you the opportunity to inspect the hole that was once the home of Nottingham Victoria station.
The Great Central Railway Society (Sheffield Branch)
The Harlequin, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG.
(Formerly 'The Manchester' as in the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Rly.)
Car parking nearby at Aizlewood Mills car park on Spitalfields (despite the warning notices!). On bus routes 47, 48 and 53.
for pedestrian routes from Sheffield railway station - a 20 minutes walk.
At 7.30pm on the 1st Thursday of the month.
A donation of £3 requested.
Contact: Ken Grainger 0114 254 0275 or Bob Gellatly 01909 565763.
Thursday 5 September 2019 - 'Ramblings with a New Camera in 1962' by Brian Holland.
Thursday 3 October 2019 - 'Toy Train to the Clouds' by David Charlesworth.
Thursday 7 November 2019 - 'What Remains of the Great Central Main Line Today?' by David Hanger.
Thursday 5 December 2019 - 'More Action by the Lineside' by Alan Burkwood.
From January 2020 we are meeting at a new venue. Still same dates and times as previously advertised.
The Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP.
500m from Sheffield railway station. 300m from Granville Road/Sheffield College tram stop. Nearest bus stop is on Queen's Road.
Thursday 2 January 2020 - 'Retford through the Lens of Keith Pirt' by Bob Gellatly.
Thursday 6 February 2020 - 'Trains in the Snow' by Les Nixon.
Thursday 5 March 2020 - 'By Great Central from Barton-on-Humber to Wrexham' by Chris Youett.
Thursday 2 April 2020 - 'Railways of Mexborough, Swinton & Wath' by John Law.
Thursday 7 May 2020 - 'A Century of Doncaster Station' by Bryan Longbone.
Thursday 4 June 2020 - 'Tinsley and the Modernisation of Sheffield's Railways' by Chris Booth.
Thursday 2 July 2020 - An evening walk: 'A Meadowhall Meander' with Chris Booth. (Meet at Meadowhall station car park 6.30pm.)
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
The Grimsby & Cleethorpes Railway Group
The No.1, Station Approach, Cleethorpes DN35 8AX.
At 7.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
A donation of £3 requested.
Contact: Stuart Blackbourn 01472 505853 (email@example.com).
Tuesday 17 September 2019 - 'Railways of Scotland' by Les Nixon.
Tuesday 15 October 2019 - 'Railway memories on Slide and Film' by John Clarke.
Tuesday 19 November 2019 - 'The Travels of Brian Hastings' by Mike Savage and 'Station to the Train' by Graham Taylor.
Tuesday 17 December 2019 - 'Railways in a Yorkshire Landscape' by Stephen Gay.
The 8E Railway Association (Northwich Branch)
The Gladstone Club, Station Road, Northwich CW9 5RB.
At 7.45pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Contact: Paul Tench 07790 486 735
Tuesday 10 September 2019 - 'My 49 Years on the Railway' by Dennis Flood.
Tuesday 8 October 2019 - 'Steam in the North West' by Phil Braithwaite.
Tuesday 12 November 2019 - 'Railways in a Cornish Landscape - Part Two' by Stephen Gay.
Tuesday 10 December 2019 - 'The Story of the Crewe Heritage Centre' by Michael Lenz.
Tuesday 14 January 2020 - AGM and Jon Penn film show.
Tuesday 11 February 2020 - 'Preservation through my Eyes' by Peter Dixon.
Lutterworth Railway Society
United Reformed Church, George Street, Lutterworth LE17 4EF.
At 7.30pm on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
Contact: David Hanger 01455 203307
Thursday 5 Sept 2019 - 'The Edge Hill Light Railway' by Mark Reader.
Thursday 19 Sept 2019 - 'Northamptonshire Railways - Part 4' by Robin Cullup.
Thursday 3 Oct 2019 - 'Hinckley in Old Photographs' by Paul Gardner & Alan Bilton.
Thursday 17 Oct 2019 - 'The London & North Western Railway' by David Bond.
Thursday 7 Nov 2019 - 'Engine Sheds - Part 5' by Chris Banks.
Thursday 21 Nov 2019 - 'Steam Trams' by Paul Abell.
Thursday 5 Dec 2019 - 'London's Underground' by Jason Cross.
Thursday 19 Dec 2019 - 'Narrow Gauge Railways and Tramways' by David Hanger.
Leicester Railway Society
The Cricketers, Grace Road, Leicester LE2 8AD.
At 7.30pm on 3rd Tuesday of the month. Some meetings are at 2pm.
Contact: Stephen Hewitt 0798 000 8370 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 20 August 2019 - Members Evening.
Tuesday 17 September 2019 - 'The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway' by Ken Grainger.
Tuesday 15 October 2019 - 'Sheffield to Cleethorpes via Brigg: Part 2' by Stephen Gay.
Tuesday 29 October 2019 - 'North from Uttoxeter' by Tommy Tomlin and Brian Sullivan. 2pm afternoon meeting.
Tuesday 19 November 2019 - 'Ramblings with a New Camera: Part 3' by Brian Holland and Michael Chapman.
Tuesday 10 December 2019 - 'Leicester Central to Leicester Belgrave Road' by everyone.
Everyone will find a warm welcome at any of the meetings listed above.
There will be an admission charge or a donation requested to cover costs.