2020

2020

Thursday 17th September - 7pm start
CANCELLED 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 13th October - 7pm start

NO MEETING

Thursday 12th November - 7pm start

NO MEETING

Tuesday 8th December - 7pm start

NO MEETING

2021

Thursday 14th January - 7pm start

The Rhondda Tunnel Society

Tony Moon make a first visit to tell us of the Rhondda Tunnel Society's vision to re-open the disused Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Tunnel, reconnecting the communities of Rhondda and Afan Valleys as a pedestrian and cycling route. At almost 2 miles long, it would be the longest tunnel in Europe, second longest in the world, for Walking and Cycling! The R.T.S, is only 6 years old but has over 700 members and is gaining momentum. Actor Michael Sheen is an ambassador, further enhancing the Rhondda Tunnel's exposure.

Tuesday 16th February - 7pm start

Big Screen Video Evening.

 

Our popular 'big screen' video evening.

Thursday 18th March - 7pm start

Peter Brabham - Railways at the Docks

 

Peter Brabham presents pictures from the J. Wiltshire Collection.

Tuesday 13th April - 7pm start

Alex Hinshelwood - Conwy Fix it!

Alex Hinshelwood has compiled a comprehensive presentation on the Conwy Valley Line reinstatement works of 2019, after severe damage was sustained along sections of the 27-mile route when Storm Gareth struck the area. As the programme sponsor, Alex and his team successfully delivered a more resilient railway for the people of the Valley. As well as researching the history, the weather, reviewing historic failures and repairs and planning additional works to protect currently ‘at risk’ assets on the line, this presentation promises to be interesting for engineers and railway enthusiasts alike.

NOTE CHANGE OF DAY
Friday 14th May - 7pm start

C. Wolmar - An evening with Christian Wolmar

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.

Tuesday 15th June - 7pm start

Ray Viney - The Eastern Valley

After completing a comprehensive coverage of railway routes in Newport during the last few years, our Journal Editor Ray Viney returns in April with a further selection of views from the society archive. On this occasion he will be looking at the long-closed Monmouthshire Eastern Valley line and branches. From the zero mile marker at Dock St and the PC&N line from Maindee Jcn, we will tracing the route from Newport up to Cwmbran and the upper reaches of the valley to the terminus at Blaenavon Low Level station, also taking in the former GWR/LNWR route to the high level station. Similar presentations in the past using the society’s photographic archive have proved to be one of the most popular in our programme and another interesting and nostalgic evening is planned.

Thursday 16th 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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