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Surrey Support Group – Calendar of Events for 2017

Here follows a list of the various events arranged thus far for 2017:

Saturday 18th March
The Group’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held in the Clubhouse at Woking Miniature Railway (aka Mizens Railway), Barrs Lane, Knaphill GU21 2JW. All members of the Surrey Support Group are encouraged to attend this meeting which commences at 2pm.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April
The Group’s sales stand will be in attendance at the Epsom and Ewell Model Railway Exhibition (details of the show are displayed in the accompanying image).

Saturday 29th April
The Group’s sales stand will (hopefully) be in attendance at Horsted Keynes Station on the Bluebell Railway at their Toy & Collectors Fair (NB: our attendance at this event is subject to confirmation).

Saturday 10th June
Our annual South East Area Group Meeting has become our flagship event as it allows L&BR Trust members in and around Surrey to meet representatives from the Railway’s management team on their own territory.

This year we again have three (3) presenters, each talking about aspects for with which they are closely associated. Jon Pain (L&BR Trustee) will deliver the latest news about the railway at and around Woody Bay, the result of the ENP planning application and the way forward, and the news regarding the replica Baldwin locomotive No 762 ‘LYN’. Peter Snashall (L&BR Trustee) will update members on progress at the Carriage & Wagon Works at Great Yeldham in Essex. Mike Buse (Chairman of Exmoor Associates) will update the meeting with the progress of trackbed acquisitions between Wistlandpound Reservoir and Barnstaple.

As usual there will be a barbecue and train-rides available from 12 noon. The formal presentation commences in the Clubhouse at 2pm. There is ample off-street parking available in the grounds of the railway at the event venue, Woking Miniature Railway (aka Mizens Railway), Barrs Lane, Knaphill GU21 2JW.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July
The Group’s sales stand will be in attendance at the Rail Gala at the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Station Road, Amberley, Near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July
The Group’s sales stand will (hopefully) be in attendance at Horsted Keynes Station on the Bluebell Railway at their Toy & Collectors Fair (NB: our attendance at this event is subject to confirmation).

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September
The Group’s sales stand will be in attendance at the Railway Enthusiasts Club (REC) Show at Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Park, GU22 9BA.

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September
The Group’s sales stand will be in attendance at the Model Engineering Exhibition (MEX) at Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QN (NB: our attendance at this event is subject to confirmation).

Saturday 28th October
Following the success of this event in 2016, we have organised another Guest Speaker Presentation in 2017. We are fortunate in having obtained the agreement of L&BR historian Paul Gower to deliver his new presentation entitled “The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 1895 to 1936”. The meeting will be held in the Clubhouse at Woking Miniature Railway (aka Mizens Railway), Barrs Lane, Knaphill GU21 2JW commencing at 2pm.


Posted by Chris Dadson

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