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 14 January||A Broad Gauge Journey - Part II||Brian Arman|
|Tuesday 11 February||The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
Incorporating the Group Annual Meeting
|Tuesday 10 March||A Lot of Then and Some of Now||Wayne Finch|
|Tuesday 14 April||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
|Tueasday 12 May||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
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 31 January||T.B.A.|
|Friday 28 February||Group Annual Meeting, followed by a Cotswold Line Promotion Group presentation|
|Friday 27 March||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
|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
Events Officer: Joan Lemar E-Mail>> Tel: 01803326329
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 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||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
|Saturday 16 April||A Dip into a Vintage Film Collection||Amyas Crump|
Chairman: Frank Gleed
Secretary: Candy Castle
Swindon Group Meetings are held on Friday at, Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Off Windsor Rd., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE at 19:15 and all are welcome.
|Friday 10 January||Classic Vintage Railway Films||Peter Tough|
|Friday 7 February||Group Annual Meeting|
|Friday ?? March||T.B.A.|
|Friday ?? April||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
|Friday ?? May||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
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 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||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
|Friday 17 April||Sorry - this meeting has been cancelled|
|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.
A downloadable version of our meetings programme and information about the group (85k Word document) is avaiable.