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News & Press Releases (Updated to 25 March 2020)
1) COVID-19 The Stephenson Photograph Collection (Section updated 8 July 2020)
COVID -19 Further to earlier issued notes, concerning the supply of prints we continue to monitor Government advice. As at mid-June self-distancing and essential travel constraints remain. Once appropriate relaxations are allowed we will be able to consider taking negatives to our photograph printer and thereby commence work to expedite customers’ orders.
2) COVID-19 (Section revised 8 July 2020)
Dear members and site visitors
During these very difficult times I write to reassure you that the Society is doing all it can to keep in contact with you until ‘normal service’ can be resumed.
The March/April Journal, Annual Report and Revised Bye Laws have all been delayed by this Covid-19 emergency. Thanks to our printer (Spectrum Birches of Walsall) the Journal issues are now running to time, the Annual Report has been issued, and the 2019 Index is now in-print for issue with the July/August Journal. The revised Bye-Laws, however, remain on hold.
I feel sure that members will understand the pressures being put on our Journal/Newsletter Editor and the printers at this time. You will already know that the Annual General Meeting and associated events plus the remaining indoor meetings for the 2019-2020 season have been cancelled.
The Board asks for your understanding and patience during this emergency but more importantly that every member follows the Government’s advice to stay at home and to stay safe. We all look forward to resuming our normal activities as soon as it is possible.
Brian Dotson SLS Chairman, 25th March 2020.
3) New book (Section updated 8 July 2020)
After delays it was released during May. For more about the book see the Publications page.
4) Library Closure
Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the Society's own library is currently closed pending relocation. A limited service remains available mostly surrounding access to photographs, with details given in the Society Newsletters or available from the Librarian. To email Gerry Nichols - Librarian
During this closure period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS. Full details of how to use the RCTS' Library (located at Leatherhead) as an SLS member, together with latest dates of opening, are contained within the latest SLS Newsletters. This link is to the RCTS Library webpage. Our grateful thanks are expressed to the RCTS for this reciprocal arrangement.
The SLS Newsletter will continue to include progress updates for the RCTS Library opening dates/times (together with information on our own new facility as and when, details can be released).
Forthcoming "Meet the Society" and extra events (Section updated 25 March 2020).
In addition to our regular series of Centre meetings we will also be at the following events and one-off meetings:-
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Front Cover image: As the Journal cover picture changes frequently caption details are not listed here. For details see the Journal page.
STICKY NOTICES -
1) Please DO NOT USE the contact details for our late General Secretary (Chris Jenkins) as included in archive copy Journals. Our current General Secretary is Ted Buckley - email details are here.
2) Library - information/update - The latest updates are on the Library page and in the Society Newsletter.
3) IT updates, and in particular our social media posts, are likely to continue to be intermittent at times into the foreseeable future. This is due to a mix of personal circumstances, and prioritising other Society workload for which the SLS web-master apologises. For further information on this issue Society members should note that content regarding, and explaining, the reason for this has been outlined on several occasions within the Newsletter.
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12 Jul - four updated and revised lists uploaded to the SPC section. The lists revised are List 47, C10, C11 and C14. The List of available lists also updated to latest edition (June 2020)
8 Jul (2) - The Perpetual Calendar updated today with a progress update egarding COVID-19 and our Aurumn meeting schedule. Other pages, including the text above, also updated where COVID-19 messages are included.
8 Jul (1) - Minor revisons made to the Publications page as some typo' errors were spotted. A meetings update is being circulated to Members with the July/August Newsletter, all SLS arranged meetings until at least October are off. The one remaining on the list (Central London 1 Sept) is in doubt. A fuller update to members will be included in the September/October edition.
15 Apr - Further COVID-19 message added above regarding the supplying prints from the Stephenson Photograph Collection. A new list of available titles also added. List No.C20 – some 233 photographs of UK locomotives and stations including some narrow gauge, Isle of Man, industrial and Irish subjects photographed by W.A. Camwell during the period 1947-1962 inclusive.
25 Mar - COVID-19 message added above. Update to the Publications page with progress information on our latest publication. Interim/partial updates now also completd for the Journal and Previous Journals pages. (NB Other page updates are also current WIP and will be updated during the day)
19 Mar - All meetings and events through to the end of July are either now cancelled or postponed with new dates still TBA - virus permitting our indoor meetings season is expected to recommence in September & October. Events will be added and/or removed from the Perpetual Calendar as and when information is received from our organising Centres.
18 Mar - Perpetual Calendar updated today with confirmation of further meetings & event cancellations.
15 Mar - Due to rapidly changing circumstances brought on by the coronavirus please verify the Society event listed remains on before travelling. Perpetual Calendar uodated.
6 Mar - The SPC home page updated with details
of newly available list - C19 – some 230 photographs of British Railways and Irish locomotives and stations including the Tralee and Dingle, Isle of Man Steam Railway and Manx Electric Railway photographed by W.A. Camwell during the 1950’s. (MS Word format).
10 Feb - The SPC home page updated with two events being attended in March. Replacement SPC forms uploaded where relevant.
4 Feb - Update to the Perpetual Calendar; speaker changes for the Newcastle meeting on 6th March.
18 Jan - Update to the Perpetual Calendar bringing it up to date through to the end of May; other updating remains sporadic as set out on 30 December entry below.
Older entries now removed as obsolete.
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