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L&B NW Group Meeting, Manchester - Saturday 17 October 2015

In response to interest from members in the North West, we have booked a room for an Area Group meeting from 14:00 to 17:00 on Saturday 17 October 2015 at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.

This venue is located in central Manchester – just behind the Central Library in fact.  We realise it may not be ideal for all, but do try to come along and suggest alternative venues…

Those attending should note that the nearest Metrolink tram stop (St Peter’s Square) is currently not in use, and Metrolink access is via Piccadilly Gardens or Market Street (from Piccadilly or Victoria stations and the north) or Deansgate Castlefield (from the south – follow the “step-free access to city centre” route, which signs Mount Street), or from Oxford Road railway station.

To keep the cost down, no refreshments apart from water are provided. Tea or coffee can be purchased from the various outlets nearby on the way to the meeting, if desired.

The meeting is primarily a chance for L&B members, and interested guests, to meet and chat. The agenda is flexible, but we do foresee mentioning the following topics (with some pictures to stimulate discussion):

• The NW Group 2004 – 2015 (summary of past events and experiences).

• Recent L&B progress (locomotives and rolling stock, the 762 Club, Chelfham station restoration, Rowley Moor House, etc.).

• Photographs from the Sept 2015 L&B Gala.

• The Planning Application, the Old Station House Inn, and other future developments.

• Interest in future activities in the North West (meetings, choice of venues, railway visits, attendance at shows, projects).

Do come along and meet fellow L&B enthusiasts!

It would be appreciated if you would contact Bob Barnard beforehand (by email or phone 0161 980 4764) if you plan to attend, to allow us to assess numbers.

If you are not able to attend, let us know beforehand of any ideas you have for future activities in the area, and we will discuss them at the meeting.


Advance Notice for future North West events:

On Wednesday 28 October 2015, Bob Barnard will give a talk about the L&B to the Ffestiniog Railway Group at the Cross Keys, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, starting at 19:30.

On Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2015, the L&B will have a display and sales stand at the Merseyside Model Railway Society “Wirral 2015” Exhibition, at Mosslands School, Mosslands Drive, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 8PJ, from 10:00 to 17:00 each day.

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