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Group Meetings

Except where otherwise stated, all meetings start at 7:30 pm at

The Dennis Carson Room, Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank Close (off Oak Tree Lane), Bournville B30 1UA

3.00pm Saturday 20th January: Members’ Social and Annual General Meeting at Round Hill, Stock Green, Redditch.

Partners/husbands/wives welcome.

Bring some food and, if you have some, bring your railway slides.

Nominations for the Committee either before the AGM (in writing please to the address at the bottom of this page) or at the AGM. (If you are coming Mike would appreciate it if you could let him know in order to ascertain numbers.)

Thursday 8th February:

‘The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway’ by Andrew Charman. Andrew is the editor of ‘The Earl’, the W&LLRly’s volunteer newsletter, and is able to talk not only about the history of the line but future developments as well. One of the classic narrow-gauge railways, the nearest to the Midlands being only just in Wales.

Thursday 8th March:

‘Irish Surprises’ by Colin Boocock. This is so much of a surprise that I’m not absolutely certain what it contains, but I understand it’s the result of many trips to all parts of Ireland from 1956 to this year and features steam and diesel, narrow and (Irish) standard gauge.

Thursday 19th April:

‘Steam Around the Midlands in the 1960s’ by Michael Clemens. Classic cine film and stills taken by Michael’s father. Not to be missed. Michael is hoping to include footage of the Penhryn Quarry system taken from 1948 to the early 1960s

Thursday (? TBA) May:

‘Long Gone Industrial railways of the West Midlands’ by Mike Nicholls. The idiosyncratic world of industrial railways holds a fascination similar to that held by those of us off beat enough to prefer the narrow gauge. A good collection of photos of lines the likes of which we can only dream about today. DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.

Thursday 14th June:

‘Photographs of Snow Hill Station and Steam Around Ashchurch’ both from the Michael Mensing Collection by Philip Jarvis. Michael Mensing was a well known and prolific photographer of railways especially in the West Midlands in the 1960’s. He died in 2014.

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