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Tuesday, 20 February 2018



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


2019



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




17th May
The history of Hythe, The Pier, Ferries and 

Railways.

Sarah Marden



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16th June  23rd June
Mini Bus visit to Fawley Hill Railway
PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL

21st June
The History of the Swanage Railway
Brian Jackson


4th July
Visit to Volks Railway, Brighton.


Private tour of Railway and Workshops
Leaving Fareham Station 09.35 (discounted ticket £10.95) Volks Tour 12.00 (cost £15.00 including train ride).



PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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.

by Simon Foote



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16th August

PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN CHRIST CHURCH HALL IMMEDIATELY BEHIND CHRIST CHURCH BUILDING IN STOKE ROAD. THIS IS DUE TO CHURCH COMMITMENTS AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.
Reflections on the Cromford and High Peak Railway by Peter Keat
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4th September
Visit to Portsmouth Model Engineers in Bransbury Park using HMS Sultan Super Sentinel Steam Lorry



PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Leaving Kingfisher Park at 6.00pm 
Fare £12.00 including ride to Portsmouth and ride on Portsmouth Engineers circuit.


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
 Gosports' Minor Railways
by Peter Keat









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


2020

Tuesday 7th January 2020
Winter Series 1 
A Look at Clayton Tunnel


The Blitz Years  Wartime Britain

Tuesday 14th January 2020
Winter Series 2 
The Newsreel Story of Imperial Airways
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17th January 

The Bluebell Railway
by Ian Wright
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Tuesday 21st January
Winter Series 3 
Before Beeching: Life before the 
reshaping of British Rail

Tuesday 28th January
Winter Series 4 
 Old Gosport by Bob Harrop

Tuesday 4th February

Winter Series 5 
The Moriston Project Cruachan

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Tuesday 11thFebruary
Winter Series 6 
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




16th October
Chinese Railways
by John Barrowdale


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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2021

Tuesday 12th January
Winter Series 1 
Transport in and around Portsmouth



15th January
Cumbria's Lost Railways
Peter Keat

Tuesday 19th January
Winter Series 2 

London in the 1950s Pt 1
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Manx Mines and Minerals



Tuesday 26th January
Winter Series 3 
Old Gosport
Bob Harrop

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Tuesday 2nd February
Winter Series 4 

The West Highland Railway


The Oldest Working Electric Railway in the World. The Volks Railway.

Tuesday 9th February
Winter Series 5 

Ferry Pilot

The work of the Air Transport Auxiliary





Tuesday 16th February
Winter Series 6 
Addressing the Nation
Post Office films from 1930s covering, 
mining, fishing, Ceylon, Air Post and others

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19th February
 The Railways of Hungary
Paul Gosling


19th March
Southern Carriages
Mike King


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

The Somerset and Dorset- An English Cross Country Railway
Jim Boudreau



18th 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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16th July


A Look at New Zealand Railways.



by Peter Keat

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20th August
TBA

17th September
The Million Pound Railway




15th October

The History and Running of the Exbury Gardens Railway
Ian Wilson



19th November
Photographic Competition
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The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway





19th December

Railway Films and Members Buffet 


Suggested donation £2.00
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2022
Tuesday 11th January
Winter Series 1 
Early Colour film of London
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Isle of Wight Transport in 1960's

Steamed up with Fred Dibnah


Tuesday 18th January

Winter Series 2 
Old Gosport
Bob Harrop

21st January
Society Meeting TBA

Tuesday 25th January

Winter Series 3 
HMY Britannia


Motor shows of the 1950's


Tuesday 1st February

Winter Series 4 
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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The Story of the Eight Pointed Cross
St. John Ambulance Brigade



Tuesday 8th February

Winter Series 5  
Bomber Command 1939 -1945


Tuesday 15th February

Winter Series 6  

Life at the Savoy Hotel

Somerset and Dorset Railway Reborn



18th February
Society Meeting 
TBA

18th March
Society Meeting 

TBA