The Great Western Society has local groups which organise meetings and events in the Bristol, Oxford, South West (Torbay), Swindon 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.
Chairman: Robert Heron
Secretary: Robin Jordan E-Mail>>
Bristol Group Meetings are held on Tuesday at, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BRISTOL, BS34 7RG (Phone: 0117 987 3244, Web: www.bawa.biz) 19:30 for 19:45 and all are welcome.
|Tuesday 10 September||The Past, Present and Future of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway||Mike Parsons|
|Tuesday 8 October||50 Years of Railway Tales||David Hartland|
|Tuesday 12 November||Midland Extremities - From the S & D to the S & C||Terry Nicholls|
|Tuesday 10 December||The Best Way Part II - Temple Meads to Gloucester||Chris Youett|
|Tuesday 14 January||A Broad Gauge Journey - Part II||Brian Arman|
|Tuesday 11 February||The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
Incorporating the Group Annual Meeting
|A Didcot Speaker|
|Tuesday 10 March||A Lot of Then and Some of Now||Wayne Finch|
|Tuesday 14 April||55 Years of Railway Photography||Les Nixon|
|Tueasday 12 May||Peter Gray Part 2 - Digitalised||Amyas Crump|
See the Group Web Site for more details: Great Western Society Bristol Group
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Chairman: Ken Bampton
Secretary: Margaret Pargeter
Oxford Group Meetings are held on Friday at, Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford at 19:30 and all are welcome.
|Friday 27 September||Heritage Railway Architecture||John Sreeves|
|Friday 25 October||Broadway -Trials of a Rebuild||Jo Roesen|
|Friday 29 November||An Eighth Colour Rail Journey||Paul Chancellor|
|Friday 20 December||Branch Christmas Meeting|
|Friday 31 January||T.B.A.|
|Friday 28 February||Group Annual Meeting, followed by a Cotswold Line Promotion Group presentation|
|Friday 27 March||Confessions of a Narrow Minded Enthusiast||Colin Brading|
|Friday 24 April||Peter Gray’s West Country Railways||Amyas Crump|
|Friday 29 May||The North Staffordshire Railway Part 2||Tommy Tomalin with Brian Sullivan|
Chairman: Colin Stone
Secretary: Gillian Lemar-Collings
South West Group Meetings are held on Saturday at, The Parish Centre, Church End Road, Kingskerswell, Torbay at 18:30 and all are welcome.
Please be aware that there is no South West Group meeting on Saturday 15th December (indeed the 15th December in not even a Saturday), and reference to this in the Great Western Echo, is in error - Our apologies.
|Saturday 21 September||Journey to a World Class Museum||Richard Antliff|
|Saturday 19 October||An Evening of British Steam Nostalgia||Simon Foote|
|Saturday 16 November||Great Western Road Motors & Successors||Colin Billingham|
|Saturday 21 December||Christmas Meeting: Colin & Rosemary Stone Entertain,
plus ‘20th Century Transport (All Vehicles)
|Saturday 18 January||Rhatische Bahn – 3 Decades of Change||Jonathan Collinge|
|Saturday 15 February||Group Annual Meeting, followed by My Life in Transport||Graham Hooper|
|Saturday 21 March||T.B.A.||Philip Bisset|
|Saturday 16 April||A Dip into a Vintage Film Collection||Amyas Crump|
Chairman: Rodney Bagshaw
Secretary: Candy Castle
Swindon Group Meetings are held on Friday at, Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Off Windsor Rd., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE at 19:30 and all are welcome.
|Friday 13 September||Steaming Ahead||Pete Jennings|
|Friday 11 October||Swindon to Saigon & Beyond||John Sreeves|
|Friday 8 November||Remembering Dennis Goacher||Joe Turner|
|Friday 13 December||A Festive Evening of Members’ Slides.|
|Friday 10 January||Classic Vintage Railway Films||Peter Tough|
|Friday 7 February||Group Annual Meeting|
|Friday ?? March||T.B.A.|
|Friday ?? April||T.B.A.|
|Friday ?? May||T.B.A.|
Chairman: Stuart Trott E-Mail>>
Secretary: David Hartland - Tel. 07711 229071
Speaker Secretary, PR and Programme Officer: Peter Triggs - Tel. 01823 334188
Group meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, throughout the year, at Stoke St Mary Village Hall, near Taunton. TA3 5BY (unless otherwise indicated) commencing at 19.30, and all are welcome.
|Friday 21 June||Great Western Route – Taunton-Barnstaple||Freddie Huxtable|
|Friday 19 July||The Best of Great Western Steam||David Oldham|
|Friday 16 August||Fifteen Minutes Each||m/c Francis Lewis|
|Friday 20 September||Railways in Pakistan & Germany||Peter Tickner|
|Friday 18 October||Our Railways – The last 40 Years||Peter Triggs|
|Friday 1 November||More of Peter Gray’s West Country
at Rockwell Green Parish Church Hall, Rockwell Green, nr Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9DH
|Friday 15 November||
Railways – The Last Forty Years
|Friday 20 December||The Marches to Holyhead||John Sparkes|
|Friday 17 January||End of Steam in Mid Glamorgan||Brian Lewis|
|Friday 21 February||Group Annual Meeting, followed by Transport of the Cold War Era||Chris Penny|
|Friday 20 March||Yet more Railway Tales||David Hartland|
|Friday 17 April||Railway Video Highlights||David Brabner|
|Friday 15 May||Travels with a Cornishman||David Lecher|
|Friday 19 June||The Great Train Robbery||Ian Boskett|
|Friday 17 July||Both Sides Now||Graham Bean|
|Friday 21 August||Members Present||M/C Francis Lewis|
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.
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