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Meetings and visits incorporating the Perpetual Calendar Page updated 3 June 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.

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

Page updated 3 June 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 June - Varous events

Coal & Limestone Model Railway Exhibition (An SLS Newcastle organised event) is being held at the following locations this year.

8 & 9 June, 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 9th June 2019, 10am-4pm.
Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE29 8DX.
8 layouts; Willington wagonway diorama; NER High Level Coal Staithes by David Fraser; 
Archive photos from the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust Collection by David Dunn.

29 & 30 June , 10am-5pm Saturday) & Sunday 30th June 2019, 10am-4pm.
Beamish - The Living Museum of the North, in the Resource Centre, during the 'Old King Coal Event.
9 Layouts; Archive photos from the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust Collection by David Dunn.

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 3 June 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.

29 July - Bridport Model Railway Show - Meet the Society event - Book sales etc.

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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

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

Page updated 3 June 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

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

Page updated 3 June 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

May (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.

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)

2020 - AGM and related weekend visits

TBC - possibly late May but more likely to again be in early June.

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.