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 11 September||The Severn Beach Line||Andrew Swift|
|Tuesday 8 October||Recent Trips to The Emerald Isle||Dave Winter|
|Tuesday 13 November||Mark Warburton’s Slides of Somerset & Devon Branch Lines||Gerald Nichols|
|Tuesday 11 December||The Right Kind of Snow – 200 slides on the UK, China, North America & Ukraine||Terry Nicholls|
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 28 September||Why are there no trains to Bushey Heath?||Keith Gower|
|Friday 26 October||Steam in the West Riding||Derek Huntriss|
|Friday 30 November||Tracks in the Mist||Colin Brading|
|Friday 21 December||Members’ Christmas Meeting & Quiz.|
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.
|Saturday 15 September||Seven Decades of Smoke & Steam||Peter Triggs|
|Saturday 20 October||An Alaskan Rail Odessey||Rosemary & Colin Stone|
|Saturday 17 November||Barry Scrapyard Story with a Bias to the GWR||Roger Hardingham|
|Saturday 15 December||Our Christmas Evening – Colin & Rosemary Stone Entertain,
plus Coastal Cornwall
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 14 September||Didcot, the next Fifty Years||Richard Antliff|
|Friday 12 October||Tunnel Vision: 150 Years of the Metropolitan Railway||Colin Brading|
|Friday 9 November||TBA|
|Friday 14 December||Christmas Meeting, including Members’ Slides|
Chairman: Stuart Trott E-Mail>>
Secretary: David Hartland - Tel. 07711 229071
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 17 August||Members’ Present||Francis Lewis|
|Friday 21 September||Miscellany of Railways||Ian Bennett|
|Friday 19 October||Titans of the Track||Terry Nicholls|
|Friday 2 November||Decades of Smoke & Steam
at Rockwell Green Parish Church Hall, Rockwell Green, nr Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9DH
|Friday 16 November||Steam Nostalgia||Simon Foote|
|Friday 21 December||Millennium Medley||Philip Bissat|
The Group also arranges a programme of events almost monthly which include an Annual Dinner, day trips to locations of railway interest, a weekend trip and an occasional longer holiday which in the past has included Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Switzerland - details of all these events can be obtained from by e-mailing Carl Honnor.
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