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Meetings and visits incorporating the Perpetual Calendar Page updated as below.

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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.

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

Section last updated - 8 July - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

All SLS events = off due to COVID-19

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

Section last updated - 8 July - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known

All SLS events = off due to COVID-19

22/23 August - LFORM Alexandra Palace, London. ( Our promo and SPC stand) = off due to COVID-19

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

Due to the COVID-19 situation ALL Centre meetings should be regarded as in doubt. Where a meeting is listed please check latest status with the Centre before travelling. An update on Society events will be added for specific meetings below when known and will be circulated to members in the Sept/Oct Newsletter.

Section last updated - 8 July - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

Ayrshire (Ardrossan) - No meetings in September

London/Home Counties (Godalming) - TBC – nothing currently determined.

London Central - Locomotive and Carriage Institution: (SLS members welcomed) - 1 Sep    Presidential Address, John Doyle - TBC - See https://www.lococarriage.org.uk/events.html nearer the event date for confirmation it is still on.

Manchester - No meetings in September

Midlands (Kidderminster) - 11 Sep – this previously announced meeting is now cancelled. - Although the COVID-19 situation is being monitored no Midlands Centre events are currently expected before January. 2021.

Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 & 25 Sep and onwards - TBC and extremely provisional. A decision on a date for resumption of meetings is pending local Centre discussions during July.

South Lakeland (Kendal) - No meetings in September

Teesside Venue 1 (Coulby Newham) - No meetings in September - further information will appear in Sept/Oct Members Newsletter.

Venue 2 (Middlesbrough) - No meetings in September - further information will appear in Sept/Oct Members Newsletter.

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

Due to the COVID-19 situation ALL Centre meetings should be regarded as in doubt. Where a meeting is listed please check latest status with the Centre before travelling. An update on Society events will be added for specific meetings below when known and will be circulated to members in the Sept/Oct Newsletter.

Section last updated - 8 July - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

Ayrshire (Ardrossan) - 12 Oct Dawsholm Shed, Mr. Albert Greig (Please note COVID-19 message above)

London/Home Counties (Godalming) - TBC – nothing currently determined.

London Central - Locomotive and Carriage Institution: (SLS members welcomed) - Check https://www.lococarriage.org.uk/events.html during September for latest details of Autumn programme. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

Manchester - 3 Oct  - The Grimsby & Immingham Electric Railway and its context, Peter Worsley (Please note COVID-19 message above)

Midlands (Kidderminster) - 10 Oct – this previously announced meeting now cancelled. - Although the COVID-19 situation is being monitored no Midlands Centre events are currently expected before January. 2021.

Newcastle upon Tyne - dates are TBC and extremely provisional. A decision on a date for resumption of meetings is pending local Centre discussions during July.

South Lakeland (Kendal) - 1 Oct  - The Grimsby & Immingham Electric Railway and its context, Peter Worsley (Please note COVID-19 message above)

Teesside Venue 1 (Coulby Newham) - TBC - further information will appear in Sept/Oct Members Newsletter.

Venue 2 (Middlesbrough) - TBC - further information will appear in Sept/Oct Members Newsletter.

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

Due to the COVID-19 situation ALL Centre meetings should be regarded as in doubt. Where a meeting is listed please check latest status with the Centre before travelling. An update on Society events will be added for specific meetings below when known and will be circulated to members in the Nov/Dec Newsletter.

Section last updated - 8 July - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

Ayrshire (Ardrossan) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above)

London/Home Counties (Godalming) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above)

London Central - Locomotive and Carriage Institution: (SLS members welcomed) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above

Manchester - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above)

Midlands (Kidderminster) - Due to COVID-19 no Midlands Centre events are currently expected before January. 2021. (Please also note COVID-19 message above)

Newcastle upon Tyne - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

South Lakeland (Kendal) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

Teesside Venue 1 (Coulby Newham) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

Venue 2 (Middlesbrough) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

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

Due to the COVID-19 situation ALL Centre meetings should be regarded as in doubt. Where a meeting is listed please check latest status with the Centre before travelling. An update on Society events will be added for specific meetings below when known and will be circulated to members in the Nov/Dec Newsletter.

Section last updated - 8 July - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

Ayrshire (Ardrossan) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above)

London/Home Counties (Godalming) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above)

London Central - Locomotive and Carriage Institution: (SLS members welcomed) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above

Manchester - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September.(Please note COVID-19 message above)

Midlands (Kidderminster) - Due to COVID-19 no Midlands Centre events are currently expected before January. 2021. (Please also note COVID-19 message above)

Newcastle upon Tyne - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

South Lakeland (Kendal) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

Teesside Venue 1 (Coulby Newham) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

Venue 2 (Middlesbrough) - An update on ALL Centre meetings will be made in late August or early September. (Please note COVID-19 message above)

 

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

COVID-19 - Any updates for 2021 will be made as soon as they are available..

Section last updated - 8 July For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

No 2021 events yet announced.

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

COVID-19 - Any updates for 2021 will be made as soon as they are available..

Section last updated - 8 July For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

No 2021 events yet announced.

April

COVID-19 - Any updates for 2021 will be made as soon as they are available..

Section last updated - 8 July For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

No 2021 events yet announced.

May

COVID-19 - Any updates for 2021 will be made as soon as they are available..

Section last updated - 8 July For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

No 2021 events yet announced.

The 2021 AGM will be in late spring or early summer 2021 at a date venue still TBC

June

COVID-19 - Any updates for 2021 will be made as soon as they are available..

Section last updated - 8 July For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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. Also closed due to COVID-19; updates will be announced when known.

No 2021 events yet announced.

The 2021 AGM will be in late spring or early summer 2021 at a date venue still TBC.

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

Section last updated - 8 July - For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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.