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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 10 September The Statfold Barn Railway Phil Stallard
Tuesday 8 October The Bill Potter Collection 1938-1988 Chris Smith
Tuesday 12 November The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 1979 to Current Date Mark Bladwell
Tuesday 10 December A Brief History and a Trip Over the Somerset & Dorset Railway Richard Harman
Tuesday 14 January
Railway Roundabout - A Pastiche of Railway History Part 2
Brian Armen
Tuesday 11 February
The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
with a Didcot Speaker
incorporating the Group Annual Meeting
Tuesday 11 March Tunnel Vision - The Story of the Metroploitan Railway Colin Brading
Tuesday 8 April Western Locomotive Association - Prserevation Western Style Peter Bamber
Tuesday 13 May Level Crossings and Some Accidents Over the Years Ken Vine

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

The Great Western Society is not responsible for the content of external web sites.

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 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

2020 Edition

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