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Surrey Group: Future Events

Next Meeting

Our next meeting the Surrey Support Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 5th March 2016, commencing at 2:00 pm.

The venue will be in the Clubhouse of the:

Woking Miniature Railway (Mizens Railway)
Barrs Lane
GU21 2JW

South East Area Groups Meeting

This year’s meeting of this very popular event will be held on Saturday 11th June 2016 at:

Woking Miniature Railway (Mizens Railway)
Barrs Lane
GU21 2JW

As in previous years, BBQ lunches and train rides will be available between 12 noon and 1.30pm on the extensive Mizens Railway 7¼" gauge railway, hopefully hauled by L&B steam locomotive 'YEO' built by the late L&BR Trust member David Bradbury.

The formal meeting commencing at 2pm will comprise a number of separate audio/visual presentations, each followed by a Q&A session, including:-

  • L&BR Trust with a news update from Woody Bay, encompassing the progress of the plans for rebuilding the railway (L&BR Trust Chairman Peter Miles);
  • EAST news of the L&B Heritage Coach restorations (L&BR Trustee Peter Snashall);
  • 762 Club progress with 'LYN' (L&BR Trust Chairman Peter Miles);and
  • Exmoor Associates. News of their efforts to procure trackbed for Phase 3 (EA Chairman Mike Buse).

Attendance is FREE OF CHARGE and all members of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust are invited to attend this event. An invitation is also extended to other enthusiasts who would like to become members of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust as we will be able to accept Membership Applications on the day.

There is ample FREE parking available within the grounds.

Sales Stand Outings

These are the exhibitions and shows identified thus far that we plan to attend during 2016.......

  • 10/11 September - REC (Railway Enthusiasts Club) Exhibition at Woking Leisure Centre;
  • 16/17/18 September - Model Engineer Exhibition at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey

Please note that the dates detailed in our Tablet journal for the Model Engineering Exhibition are not entirely accurate. 

We are seeking to supplement the above list with more Events and Exhibitions shortly.

We need some enthusiastic members willing and able to assist our existing volunteers to set up, man and dismantle our sales stand at the various railway related exhibitions and shows we attend. If you would like to actively support the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in a practical way, please make yourself known at the AGM on the 5th March, or email our Group Chairman Barry Marshall (link sends e-mail).

Tablet Magazine

Members of the L&BR Trust who are members of the Surrey Support Group should have now received our latest ‘Tablet’ journal (issue No.59). Unfortunately, our regular editor is currently medically indisposed which has presented some difficulties in publishing the latest issue. Should there be any members who have not received their copy of Tablet No.59, please report the problem to our Group Chairman Barry Marshall. (link sends e-mail)

Membership of the Surrey Support Group is free to all members of the L&BR Trust who reside in or immediately around the County of Surrey. Please email Barry Marshall (link sends e-mail) if you would like to become a member.

Chris Dadson


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