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

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Twitter = #Stephenson_loco

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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.

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

COVID-19 - Due to the current Tier system/lockdowns no physical meetings are anticipated until April at the earliest - Zoom alternatives (members only) are being arranged - programme details will be emailed to members as/when available.

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. 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.

4 Feb (Thur) - 19:30 - Locomotives of China – The Foreign Steam Locos 1876-1935 by Robin Gibbons. (Zoom broadcast - members only) If you are a member, and have not yet contacted our General Secretary to go onto the Zoom broadcast mailing list you do need to do so in order to receive the necessary link invitation.

Manchester Centre - no Zoom event this month (see 4th Feb above)

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

COVID-19 - Due to the current Tier system/lockdowns no physical meetings are anticipated until April at the earliest - Zoom alternatives (members only) are being arranged - programme details will be emailed to members as/when available.

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. 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.

20-21 Mar - We are booked in with a promotions stand at the London Festival of Railway Modelling 2021 - postponed to a summer date still TBA.

April

COVID-19 - Due to the current Tier system/lockdowns no physical meetings are anticipated until April at the earliest - Zoom alternatives (members only) are being arranged - programme details will be emailed to members as/when available.

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. 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.

3-5 Apr - York Model Railway Show 2021 (Easter) - Cancelled

Date/topic TBA - (Zoom event being arranged - members only) If you are a member, and have not yet contacted our General Secretary to go into the mailing list you do need to do so in order to receive the Zoom broadcast invitation.

May

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. 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.

Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available.

The 2021 AGM will be in late spring or early summer 2021

June

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. 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.

Date/topic TBA - (Zoom event being arranged - members only) If you are a member, and have not yet contacted our General Secretary to go into the mailing list you do need to do so in order to receive the Zoom broadcast invitation.

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. - 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.

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. - 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.

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. - 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.

Date/topic TBA - (Zoom event being arranged - members only) If you are a member, and have not yet contacted our General Secretary to go into the mailing list you do need to do so in order to receive the Zoom broadcast invitation.

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. - 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.

Date/topic TBA - (Zoom event being arranged - members only) If you are a member, and have not yet contacted our General Secretary to go into the mailing list you do need to do so in order to receive the Zoom broadcast invitation.

No 2021 events yet announced.

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. - 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.

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. - 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.

Date/topic TBA - (Zoom event being arranged - members only) If you are a member, and have not yet contacted our General Secretary to go into the mailing list you do need to do so in order to receive the Zoom broadcast invitation.

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

Section last updated - 7 January 2021 : Due to the Tier system/lockdowns no physical 2021 meetings or events are being announced. Zoom meetings will be added or updated as/when information is available. - 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.