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Forthcoming "Meet the Society" and extra event dates (Section updated 12 Apr 17)
In addition to our regular series of Centre meetings we will also be at the following events and one-off meetings:-
Press releases - December 2016 (Updated to 10th December)
PR - 2) 2nd Annual Literary Award
The SLS presented Allan C Baker and Mike G Fell with the 2016 Literary Award over the Warley Show weekend for their book The Stafford & Uttoxeter Railway. Published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor the work is an in depth review of the history of this railway including material from primary and secondary sources. Link to full text of the press release - Award
Left to right, Mike G Fell, book designer Stephen Phillips and Allan C Baker. Photo: John New/SLS.
PR - 1) Announcement of Society administrative and structure changes
The Stephenson Locomotive Society has been incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. The transfer of assets from the existing Society will take place on 1st January 2017. In tandem Chris Jenkins BSc., MCTSI of Maidstone replaces Martin Green as both the Company Secretary and the Society’s General Secretary.
Link to PDF full text copy of the press release on the CLG change.
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Latest Journal cover picture details
Front Cover image: As the Journal cover picture changes frequently caption details are not listed here. For details see the Journal page.
Next expected content updates (Section updated 2 April 2017).
20 Apr - Some of the test files previously linked from the SLS Resources page have been temporarilly withdrawn pending clarification of copyright issues regarding the reuse of images for this secondary purpose.
10 Apr (Amended 12 Apr) - Additional Orion steaming date added to Perpetual Calendar and in list above. Minor textual updates to the Photograph Collection page. Formatting bug corrected on the Photo answers page. Follow up testing identified the intial fix had also, unexpectedly, altered the navigation alignment on several additional pages; fix two has now rectified both issues.
3 Apr - Two extra events added to Perpetual Calendar for June - one public, one members only.
1 - 2 Apr - Updating for the contents of J904 completed with addition of What Where When no 188 and addition of the Obituaries included in the associated Newsletter.
31 Mar - Updates to the Photograph Collection page and supporting documents. (1) Info sheet revisions due to postage increases. (2) List of Lists, correction to a photographer’s initials (3) Order Form, minor presentational revisions. Due to revised postal prices please replace any older, downloaded forms.
28 - 29 Mar - Library file corruption, (see entry below) now fixed and related pages also given minor updates. Descriptive text, and the in-page navigation links, on the Photograph Collection page revised to aid clarity. Global update to site removing double spaces after full stops to aid speech browsers. Updating with the latest Journal contents of J904 (March/April edition) commenced.
28 Mar - As all March events have been held update of Perpetual Calendar for month change completed today together with some textual rewording in the header information. Also an error in a speaker's details noted and corrected, with apologies.
24 Mar - Corruption discovered in one of the library index files. Link page updated, we are working on a fix and apologise for this temporary problem.
22 Mar - Addition of event 1 Apr - Transport Collector’s Market. Chiswick Town Hall London W4. Sat 1 April organised by the Irish Railway Record Society. 11 am – 3pm to Perpetual Calendar and Photograph Collection page as we are attending with a photo sales stand.
21 Mar - Review of stock levels of publications hence revision of the Publications page. Also a reminder that we will be at the London Festival of Railway Modelling this weekend (25 - 26 Mar - Alexandra Palace - Photograph Collection sales & recruitment Stand No 126) and looking slightly further ahead also at York Model Railway Show. over Easter (15 -17 Apr 2017 - Society information stand).
16 Mar (2) The bug on the Photograph Collection page displacing the left navigation bar to the page foot has now been fixed. A global update of the fix has been applied and the main pages have been tested individually. However as in all 114 pages were bulk updated today it was not practical to check every line of every page therefore if you should find a new problem as a consequence of this update please let the webmaster know. .
16 Mar (1) - Update to pages and forms in the Photograph Collection section including the main page, List of Lists and new List No. 55 – 90 photographs of British Railways Eastern Region steam locomotive classes A1-Y9 and electric classes EM1 and EM2 photographed by R.J. Moorse between 1948-1967 inclusive. Also a reminder we will be at Alexandra Palace on 25/26 Mar for the London Festival of Railway Modelling with our Photograph Collection Sales stand. A bug on some pages displacing the left navigation bar to the page foot has been noted. We are working on locating this bug and fixing it.
14 Mar - Short notice update of the Perpetual Calendar for a meeting postponement today by Godalming Centre and addition of details speaker/topic for a Teesside SLS meeting date at Coulby Newham later in the programme.
7 Mar - The missing cover image details and link added for J871 on the Journal (Previous editions) page.
5 Mar - Routine update of the Perpetual Calendar for month change and addition of the remaining unconfirmed speaker/topic entries for the Kidderminster Centre.
14 & 15 Feb - Older news items removed above and amendments to the Perpetual Calendar for March events.(A date corrected, a TBA amended with the topic details and two extra events added) Revised content of Photograph Collection list 45 uploaded too. As the CLG information is now contained in the About us & contacts page the original header banner layout restored.
31 Jan - Regular update for month end of the Perpetual Calendar as all Centres have completed their January programme.
23 Jan - Updates to Library page (reordering of the existing content) and the Perpetual Calendar with correction of an accidental omission. There IS a meeting at the Barnet Centre on 16th February.
19 Jan - Updates today (Batch 1) Current Cover image on various pages, Journal (Previous editions), Journal contents, Obituaries and the Index of Photographs on freeview. (Batch 2) Answer page for WWW185 added, the related WWW Answers page updated and a new WWW187 added to the What When Where page. (Batch 3) Update to pages and forms in the Photograph Collection section including the main page, Order Form, List of Lists, Updated List 53 and new List C17. All the known updates due are now completed.
Our Photograph Collection Custodian lost internet/email connectivity in late December (now restored). If you emailed him after 20 Dec and have not received a reply please resend.
17 Jan - Library dates for full year 2017 added to Library page and the Perpetual Calendar. Updating various pages for for Journal contents (J903 January/February edition) commencing. Updates will be loaded to live as/when completed over the next couple of days.
8 Jan - About us & contacts page link added across majority of the site. (Automated process - most pages updated). Updates for Teesside meetings on the Perpetual Calendar.
4 Jan - The Admin team are now back following the holiday period. Our 2016 Christmas Card image featured a GWR fictional branch line class locomotive. Although now removed from the main site the supporting information is located here.
31 Dec/1 Jan 2017 - Several mandatory updates arising from the switch to CLG status have been uploaded as the Society changes status overnight. As from midnight on 31st December/1 January 2017 The Stephenson Locomotive Society is a private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales Company Number 10471004 (Registered Office 21 St. Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JS).
21 Dec - Update of Perpetual Calendar for month change as the last Centre meeting for December has been held.
Earlier entries for 2016 now removed as obsolete.
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