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Local Great Western Society Groups

The Great Western Society has local groups which organise meetings and events in the Bristol and Taunton areas. The groups also support the Society by undertaking practical work at Didcot or locally and through the vital elements of fundraising and local publicity.

Bristol Group

Chairman: Robert Heron
Secretary: Dave Winter E-Mail>>

Group Events:

Bristol Group Meetings are held on Tuesday at, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BRISTOL, BS34 7RG (Phone: 0117 987 3244, Web: 19:30 for 19:45 and all are welcome.

Tuesday September 12 Building the Bristol & South Wales Direct Line and Railway Pot Pourri Alan Price
Tuesday 10 October Cheltenham to Swindon - Two Routes by Train Chris Smith
Tuesday 14 November Sentinel 7109 'Joyce' - Her restoration and siblings Andy Chapman
Tuesday 12 December
Swiss Mountain Railways Part 2 - The Rhätische Bahn and the Route of the Glacier Express
Robert Heron
Tuesday 9 January
Railway Roundabout - A Pastiche of Railway History
Brian Armen
Tuesday 13 February
The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
A Didcot Update
incorporating the Group Annual Meeting
Richard Antliff
Tuesday 12 March
Western Locomotive Association
Peter Bamber
Tuesday 9 April
Were Two GWR Locomotives Identical?
Gerry Nichols
Tuesday 14 May
Yate to Narvik - By Train to the Midnight Sun
Dave Winter

See the Group Web Site for more details: Great Western Society Bristol Group

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Taunton Group

Chairman: Stuart Trott E-Mail>>
Secretary: David Hartland - Tel. 07711 229071
Speaker Secretary, PR and Programme Officer: Peter Triggs - Tel. 01823 334188

Group Events:

Group meetings are held at Stoke St Mary Village Hall, near Taunton. TA3 5BY and commence at 19.30.

All are welcome and a donation is requested

Further details from Peter Triggs (01823 334188) or

Friday December 15 Transport Video Highlights David Brabner
Friday January 19 Transport of Delight Rev. Robin Lodge
Friday February 16 Group Annual Meeting and Didcot Update Richard Antliff
Friday March 15 Where or What is it? Ian Bennett
Friday April 19 Toby Whitby Collection Part One Peter Triggs
Friday May 17 Railways in the North and East John Sparkes
Friday June 21 Wandering Around India Peter Tickner
Friday July 19 A Trip Down Memory Lane Ian Boskett
Friday August 16 Steam Recreation (South) Don Bishop
Friday September 20 Grand Days Out Philip Bisatt
Friday October 18 Multi-Coloured Railways Alan Randle
Friday November 1 London Then and Now Peter Triggs
Friday November 15 Yet More Railway Tales David Hartland
Friday December 20 Tony Whitby Collection Part Two Peter Triggs

In addition to monthly meetings Taunton Group arranges a programme of social events and trips to places of railway, transport and industrial heritage as well as producing an annual magazine for members.

Recent Backnumbers of 83B, The Taunton Group Journal, can be viewed online

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