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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Programme 2019-2021
All meetings held in the Methodist Church Stoke Road and begin at 7.30.


23rd January

Winter Series (in Main Hall)
Memories of Blea Moor and Ribblehead by
those Living Lineside

The Amazing London Eye 
How it was built.
30th January

Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)
The Miners of Glendalough 
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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

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6th February

Winter Series (in Fellowship Room) 
 Old Gosport by Bob HarropImage result for old gosport photos

13th February 

Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)
London in Festival Year 1951
A collection of four festival films

15th February 
Alan Wallbank presents
The Hayling Line post closure 
The Southsea Miniature Railway

Please note the date of this meeting will be Wednesday the 20th February

The Great Liners
The story of the great ocean liners. 

Underground Britain. 
Beneath Edinburgh,

and Liverpool 
Plus a look at Smuggling

15th March
The Selsey Tramway
by Bill Gage

19th April
Society AGM followed 
by the Campbeltown & Machrihanish 
Light Railway by David Lusby

17th May
The Industrial Railways of Hampshire 
by Rob Pearman

21st June
The Life of a British Transport Policeman

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19th July
Steam in the Hills
A talk based around locomotives working hard on some of the stiffest climbs on the rail network. A range of locomotives are featured from all four main regions.

Simon Foote

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16th August

Reflections on the Cromford and High Peak Railway 
by Peter Keat
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20th September
The Railway Environment in the 
North of England and Scotland
by Steve Bigley

18th October

Waterloo to Weymouth, Britain's last steam main line from London.

By Mike Pym
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15th November
Photographic Competition
The Minor Railways of Gosport
by Peter Keat

20th December
Railway Films and Members Buffet Suggested donation £2.00


8th January 2020
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room) 
Truckfest 2007
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The Blitz Years
Wartime Britain

15th January 2020
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)
Getting Steam Up with Fred Dibnah 1938-2004
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17th January 

The Bluebell Railway
by Ian Wright
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22nd January
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room) 

Before Beeching: Life before the 
reshaping of British Rail

29th January
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room) 

 Old Gosport by Bob Harrop

5th February

Winter Series (in Fellowship Room) 
The Moriston Project

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12th February
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)

Now it can be told 
French Resistance in WW2
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Tyne Shipyards and Docks at War

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21st February

Three Feet on Three Legs
The Railways of the Isle of Man
by Colin Brading

20th March
European Railtours
by Mike Hedderly
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17th April
AGM and An Irish Railway Miscellany 
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15th May
Flying Scotsman to Tornado
by Alan Hayward

11th June

My Life in Signalling Part 2
by Ted Cook

17th July
Women on the Railway
The Southern Railway Orphanage
by Dr. Becky Peacock

21st August
            The Rhaetian Railway of Switzerland          by Ted Vaughan

18th September

GWR Motor Buses, Steam Railmotors, Push-Pull trains. Diesel Railcars and Halts.

Brian Jackson

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16th October

A Look at New Zealand Railways.

by Peter Keat
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20th November

Photographic Competition

The Grand Finale of British Steam

20th December

Railway Films and Members Buffet 
Suggested donation £2.00

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13th January 2021
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room) 
Transport in and around Portsmouth

15th January
Cumbria's Lost Railways
Peter Keat

20th January
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)

London in the 1950s Pt 1
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Manx Mines and Minerals

27th January 
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)
Old Gosport
Bob Harrop

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3rd February
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)

The West Highland Railway

10th February
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)

Ferry Pilot
The work of the Air Transport Auxillary

17th February
Winter Series (in Fellowship Room)
Addressing the Nation
Post Office films from 1930s covering, mining, fishing, Ceylon, Air Post and others

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19th February
Society Meeting TBA

19th March
Society Meeting TBA

16th April 
Society AGM followed by 
Eastleigh and the Southern
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21st May Society Meeting tba

25th June
Chalk and Cheese
The story of the Abbotsbury branch and Swanage branches, both opened in 1885, one a speculative failure the other a success

Brian Jackson

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