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Thursday 12th September - 7pm start

AGM followed by video films.

The September slot is taken up as usual by our AGM. Once business is out of the way, we’ll indulge ourselves in video films.

Tuesday 15th October - 7pm start

Rob Williams - Leominster, Knighton, Presteigne and Eardisley lines

We welcome Rob Williams for the first time in October. Since taking his first B+W photos around Hereford and Gloucester in the early 60s, Rob has amassed a collection of images from numerous sources including friends, former railwaymen and bequests. Using the latest software, even the most challenging image can be revived to reveal long hidden detail, some of which may well turn up in his presentation covering the Leominster, Knighton, Presteigne and Eardisley lines.

Thursday 14th November - 7pm start

Paul Chancellor - Colour Rail Evening.

Paul Chancellor returns in November with the very latest additions to the renowned Colour Rail catalogue. Last time, his grouping of images under sections A to Z proved quite a challenge at times as to what the letters represented, to the amusement of the audience. What will Paul have in store next time?

Tuesday 3rd December - 7pm start

Peter Brabham - The John Wiltshire collection.

The custodian of the images taken across the UK by the late John Wiltshire, it’s a first visit to the MRS for Peter Brabham, in December. A number of the high quality, colour photographs from the days of steam around Newport and S.Wales have been used in the Journal in recent issues, but here will be a chance to see more of what the collection has to offer. Mainly BR with some industrials from 1950 to the 1970s, the show will focus on S.Wales and Gloucestershire, plus a few oddities.

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Thursday 16th January - 7pm start

Roger Binding - Narrow Gauge Steam Miscellany

Roger Binding delves further into his personal photographic collection in January 2020, this time taking a look through his digital images of narrow gauge lines over three continents. Those visited include a Lynton & Barnstable Gala, Brecon Mtn. Rly. charter, Isle of Man, Romania, Eritrea and in Colorado, the 45 mile, 3ft gauge Durango & Silverton Rly., bestowed the status of a National Historic Landmark.

Tuesday 18th February - 7pm start

Big Screen Video Evening.

Our popular 'big screen' video evening.

Thursday 12th March - 7pm start

Colin Boocock - Eastleigh Works

In the 1950s and 1960s, Colin Boocock was employed at Eastleigh Loco Works. He makes one of his occasional visits to us in March with a show covering the full 100 plus years history of the works, including his own experiences. The story comes up-to-date with the closure of the Works and its resurgence in a new guise since then.

Tuesday 7th April - 7pm start

Ray Viney - The Eastern Valley and Branches

After presenting a comprehensive coverage of Newport's railway routes during the last few years, ourJournal Editor Ray Viney returns in April with a further selection of archive views from the Society collection. This time he will be covering the Monmouthshire Railway Eastern Valley and branches starting from the zero mile marker at Dock St and ending at the Blaenavon Low Level terminus. These presentations featuring the photograph archive have proved to be one of the most popular in our programme and another high turnout is anticipated. 

Please Note:- FRIDAY 15th May - 7pm start

Christian Wolmar - Subject to be confirmed

For our May meeting we are delighted to have one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport matters, Christian Wolmar. He can be found in print, the radio and TV and is a regular pundit on the national news bulletins of terrestrial channels and Sky. He has featured on Coast, Julia Bradbury’s Railway Walks and the railway programmes presented by Ian Hislop and Michael Portillo, amongst others. Whilst the subject of his talk has yet to be finalised, ongoing controversy around HS2, Crossrail and the renationalising of the railways will be obvious potential sources of comment and observation.

Please note that this is a FRIDAY meeting.


Tuesday 16th June - 7pm start

Pete Skelton - UK Steam 1960-68

Pete Skelton last gave us a talk in Nov 2016 so we welcome him back, in June, with a look at British steam in the period 1960-68.  South Wales will be visited, as well as around the regions, a variety of traction and locations, plus a few surprises. Image sources will include M. Pope, Malcolm James, Ray Hinton and Norman Preedy.

Thursday 10th September - 7pm start

AGM follow by Video Films.

The September slot is taken up as usual by our AGM. Once business is out of the way, we’ll indulge ourselves video films. 

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