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Meetings and visits incorporating the Perpetual Calendar Page updated 3 July 2018

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About our programme of meetings and visits Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

Our Centres run a series of indoor meetings at regular venues over the Autumn, Winter, and Spring periods. This regular, winter series, of meetings is also generally open to guests and non-members.  Where this is not the case it is stated in the Centre's listing. Our venues span the nation from Scotland to the south of England.   Additionally there is a weekend event around the AGM and a selection of outdoor trips in the summer months. Other meetings have been occasionally held on an as required basis in Central London, Leicester, Bristol, Swindon and Weymouth.

Saturday and midweek meeting dates Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

Most winter indoor series meetings are held on weekday evenings. However, returning home late into the evening can be problematic for members residing some distance away from their nearest centre base therefore some centres do offer daytime meetings. These are currently - Kidderminster, Manchester and Godalming.

The Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Station Museum is home to the Midland Centre's meetings (see Venue map). Access by main line rail (Central trains) to the adjacent station is good as is road access. There is ample, relatively inexpensive, parking and catering is available from a choice of two SVR facilities.

The Manchester meetings are held in the City Centre and the opportunity to travel by train to the meetings from a wide area of the North exists. The venue is very central and close to both Albert and St Peter's Squares. (See Venue map) Both these Centres therefore provide the opportunity for members from a wide area the opportunity to travel to an event without being forced into the necessity of a very late return home time.

The Godalming meetings are also easily accesible by public transport.

Although we do not currently promote Kidderminster as a national SLS Centre as a consequence of having such a physically central geographical location, it does offer members from an extremely large catchment area, a Centre base that is accessible.

Twitter – speaker details

 

All Centre meetings are publicised using Twitter at the #hashtags given below..  Whilst appreciating that many of our booked speakers are not Twitter users if you are are then a mention in the meeting notice will be mutually beneficial. Please contact the webmaster using either @John_jnew or @Stephenson_loco.

2018.

July (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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9 Jul - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

11 Jul - Manchester - 2018 Summer lunch get-together for members, families and friends. Advance notification - location and time TBA

25 Jul - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

August (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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13 Aug - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

22 Aug - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Provisional - Orion Steaming at the Model mania event - Locomotion, Shildon. (Event & dates are TBC as not on the Locomotion 2018 events webpage)

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

September (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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7 Sept - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details ansd location map) - THE END OF B.R. STEAM TRACTION ON THE MAIN LINE IN 1968, Malcolm Paul


8 Sep - Kidderminster - The evolution of railtours from an SLS perspective and programme on SLS Midland area tours. , Ian Clark

10 Sep - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

18 Sep - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid &Buster Keaton's  'The General', Ray State.

21 Sept - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details and location map - Blyth And Tyne Part Iii:- Newsham To Percy Main, Manors North And Tynemouth Incl. Avenue And Collywell Bay Branches, Ed Orwin

22-3 Sep - Provisional - Orion Steaming at the Autumn Steam Gala - Locomotion, Shildon.

26 Sep - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrar

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

October (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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TBC - Barnet - TBC

4 Oct - Kendal - Stephen Walker on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. 

5 Oct - Teesside (Middlesbrough) German Narrow Gauge, Nick Wise.

5 Oct - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details ansd location map) - “Lets Celebrate” A Look At The 1875, 1925 & 1975 Celebrations / Lets Celebrate For The SLS, Richard Barber

6 Oct - Manchester - Robert Barnard: ‘Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Towards the Next Stage’

8 Oct - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

8 Oct - Ardrossan - The rebuilding of Glasgow Queens St. Station. Mr. Edward Dymock.

10 Oct - Godalming - (Note events are now on Wednesdays not Tuesday as in 2017/18) - Topic & Speaker TBC

13 Oct - Kidderminster - Restoring Sentinel 7109 'Joyce' to steam on the S and D at Midsomer Norton. Andy Chapman.

16 Oct - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - A Year in the Life of a Railway Enthusiast - 1981, Malcolm Paul.

19 Oct - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details ansd location map) - The East Coast Main Line In The 1970s – A Pictorial Journey, Trevor Ermel

22 Oct - Ardrossan - Annual Dinner

24 Oct - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page.

November (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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TBC - Barnet - TBC

1 Nov - Kendal - Topic & Speaker TBC

2 Nov - Teesside (Middlesbrough)- Darlington Railway Works, Richard Barber.

2 Nov - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details ansd location map) - The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper Train, Tom Lloyd

3 Nov - Manchester - Mike Swift: ‘Steam in Scotland and the North East 1961-78’

10 Nov - Kidderminster - The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway; its history and development, Andrew Charman

12 Nov - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

12 Nov - Ardrossan - Latest developments on the Leadhills & Wanlockhead Rly. Mr. Alan Mackie.

14 Nov - Godalming - (Note events are now on Wednesdays not Tuesday as in 2017/18) - Topic & Speaker TBC

16 Nov - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details ansd location map) - A History Of Railway Electrification In Britain, Robert Gwynne

20 Nov - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - Topic & Speaker TBC

24/5 Nov - Warley MRC Exhibition - NEC. Sales and promtions stand.

28 Nov - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

30 Nov - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details ansd location map) - Two Years In The Life Of A Railway Enthusiast 1987/88, Malcolm Paul

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

December (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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TBC - Barnet - TBC

1 Dec - Manchester - Ian Mainprize: ‘Development of the Steam Locomotive in Germany’ (NB Not at usual venue - Sale United Reformed Church lounge, Montague Road, Sale M33 3BU)

6 Dec - Kendal - Topic & Speaker TBC

7 Dec - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - East African Railways & the Standard Gauge Project, Phil Kirkland (Nexsus)

8 Dec - Kidderminster - Members Christmas buffet and Members presentations.

10 Dec - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

10 Dec - Ardrossan - West Country Railway Meanderings. Mr. J. C. Black.

11 Dec - Godalming - (Note events are now on Wednesdays not Tuesday as in 2017/18) - Topic & Speaker TBC

14 Dec - Newcastle (Note event is at a new venue - Meetings page has full details ansd location map) - Christmas Festivities

18 Dec - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - Pits, Pockmarks and Haggerleases: the Story of Cockfield Fell, Chris Lloyd.

26 Dec - Library closed for Christmas New Year Holidays Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

January (back to month selection table)- Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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9 Jan - Godalming - (Note events are now on Wednesdays not Tuesday as in 2017/18) - Topic & Speaker TBC

14 Jan - Ardrossan - An Australian Excursion. Mr. David Coddington

21 Jan - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - Topic & Speaker TBC

26 Jan - Manchester - Centre AGM (brief) followed by: Chris Proudfoot: ‘The Construction of 82045’

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

February (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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1 Feb - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - Beyond the P2, Mark Allett (A1 Trust)

11 Feb - Ardrossan - The Ffestiniog Railway. Mr. Colin Brockie.

13 Feb - Godalming - (Note events are now on Wednesdays not Tuesday as in 2017/18) - Topic & Speaker TBC

19 Feb - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - Topic & Speaker TBC

23 Feb - Manchester - Ken Grainger: ‘Woodhead Old and New’

26 Feb (Tue) - Manchester - Dr Michael Bailey:  ‘Learning Through Archaeology: Killingworth Billy' - Joint meeting with the Necomen Soc. Venue = Museum of Science & Industry, Liverpool Rd, MANCHESTER, M3 4FP

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

March (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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1 Mar - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - Centre AGM

11 Mar - Ardrossan - A Life Time of Railway Photography. Mr. Ian Lothian.

13 Mar - Godalming - (Note events are now on Wednesdays not Tuesday as in 2017/18) - Topic & Speaker TBC

19 Mar - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - Topic & Speaker TBC

23 Mar - Manchester - Phil Lockwood & Enid Vincent: ‘Manchester to Cleethorpes on ex-GCR routes’

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page.

April (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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5 Apr - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - The Wensleydale Railway Beginning to End 1840s to 1960s, Dr Christine Hallas.

8 Apr - Ardrossan - Ayrshire Centre AGM and members night.

10 Apr - Godalming - (Note events are now on Wednesdays not Tuesday as in 2017/18) - Topic & Speaker TBC

13 Apr - Manchester - Dr Michael Bailey: ‘British-built Steam Locos.: Down Under’

16 Apr - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - The Paris RER, Michael Bunn.

20-22 Apr (Easter) - York Model Railway Show - expected attendance with Sales and promtions stand.

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page.

May (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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2018 programme for month now completed.

2019

3 May - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - Topic & Speaker TBC

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

June (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

Page updated 3 July 2018

2018 programme for month now completed.

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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General notes regarding the meetings listings

  1. The meetings and venues listed are as notified to the Web-master but may be subject to change at short notice.
  2. When new content for this page is receive it will be posted to the updates| About us & contacts page initially if it cannot be added here immediately.
  3. Non-members are welcome at meetings, unless "members only" is specified although there may be an admission charge or request for a donation. Other relevant events will be added when/where advised.
  4. External links from the  meeting pages to other sites for venue mapping etc. are offered in good faith but may be subject to change outside the SLS's control.