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Meetings and visits incorporating the Perpetual Calendar Page updated 10 March 2019

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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.

2019 - Spring Indoor Meetings Season

Updates for the 2019 Spring season are now fully complete for all our currently live Centres - Ayrshire (Ardrossan), Godalming, Midlands (Kidderminster), Manchester, Newcastle, South Lakeland (Kendal), Teesside (Coulby Newham) & Teesside (Middlesbrough).

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

Page updated 10 March 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

1 Mar - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - Centre AGM

7 Mar - South Lakeland (Kendal) -Noel Machell - “Preston to Oxenholme in the last 10 years of steam” WCML Preston to Oxenholme and branches (ex Fylde Coast) 1958-1968

8 Mar - Newcastle -15 Inch Gauge Railways And Sir Arthur Heywood, Anthony Coulls, NRM

9 Mar - Midlands (Kidderminster) - Chris Wilkinson & Ian Tipper. Present on; Incidents, Accidents and Anecdotes. (featuring factual, humorous and horrific local and national incidents on our railways.

11 Mar - Ayrshire (Adrossan) - A Life Time of Railway Photography. Mr. Ian Lothian.

13 Mar - Godalming - The GCR Grimsby & Immingham 'interurban' tramway and its context - Peter Worsley - Peter Worsley

16 Mar - Chiswick Transport Collectors Market. SPC Collection sales table. Meet the Society

19 Mar - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - ‘Update On The G5 New Build Project’, Bernard Morris

22 Mar - Newcastle -The Bahamas Renaissance, John Hillier

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

23/24 Mar - London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexandra Palace. Meet the Society

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)

Page updated 10 March 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

4 Apr - South Lakeland (Kendal) - Peter Fitton - “Yorkshire Steam” An illustrated tour of Yorkshire Railways

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

5 Apr - Newcastle - THREE DECADES OF CHANGES ON THE FOOTPLATE, Lee Davies

8 Apr - Ayrshire (Adrossan) - Ayrshire Centre AGM and members night.

10 Apr - Godalming -Targets and Trains part 2 - Chris Bunch

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

13 Apr - Midlands (Kidderminster) - John Hillier. Presents on 45596 'Bahamas'; return to steam and the mainline.

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

19 Apr - No Newcastle meeting due to Easter Bank Holiday.

20-22 Apr (Easter) - York Model Railway Show - Meet the Society.

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)

Page updated 10 March 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

3 May - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway by Bob Barnard

3 May - Newcastle - ABSOLUTE BLOCK AND WHY WE HAVE IT, Simon Cox (ex signaller)

11 May - Midlands (Kidderminster) -

17 May - Newcastle - The Rise, Wobble And Fall Of The Commercial Light Railway, George Falkner

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

2019 - AGM and Summer Visits

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

Page updated 10 March 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

8 Jun - Society AGM - Worcester (Details of the meeting for members wishing to attend, and of any associated members & guests visits over the weekend, will be published in the Society Newsletter.)

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

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

Page updated 10 March 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

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)

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 10 March 2019

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

2019 - Autumn/winter Indoor Meetings Season

The Centres that ranmeetings over the 2018/9 indoor meeting season (and expected to reopen for Autumn/Winter 2019/20) are Ayrshire (Ardrossan), Godalming, Midlands (Kidderminster), Manchester, Newcastle, South Lakeland (Kendal), Teesside (Coulby Newham) & Teesside (Middlesbrough) . Their meetings will be added here and below as and when arranged - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 10 March 2019

Autmn/Winter season meetings for 2019 to be added as and when arranged by Centres.

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

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 10 March 2019

Autmn/Winter season meetings for 2019 to 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)

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 10 March 2019

Autmn/Winter season meetings for 2019 to 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)

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 10 March 2019

Autmn/Winter season meetings for 2019 to be added as and when arranged by Centres..- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

2020

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

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 10 March 2019

Spring season meetings for 2020 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)

Page updated 10 March 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Spring season meetings for 2020 will be added as and when arranged by Centres. - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

Events & meetings more than 12 months ahead (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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.