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Welcome to the Surrey Support Group

All members of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust share a passion for the railway and all are obviously anxious to see its continued ongoing success. However there are three difficulties that some members who reside beyond easy travelling distance of Woody Bay may encounter:

  • A difficulty of meeting other members of the L&BR Trust, who in time may well become good friends;
  • Finding a way and means of becoming an active member of the Trust whilst living some distance from the railway; and
  • Supporting and promoting the Railway at events near to their place of residence.

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Many members want the satisfaction of doing something beyond the payment of an Annual Subscription, to overcome these difficulties, the Surrey Area Group of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust was formed in February 1991 to bring together those members who reside within the County of Surrey and the surrounding area for the purpose of promoting and supporting the Trust's efforts to restore, reopen and operate the railway in Devon.

This is achieved in a number of ways including:

  • Publicising the Railway at shows and exhibitions within Surrey and the surrounding area;
  • Organising fund raising activities;
  • Working visits to Woody Bay (usually with sponsored overnight accommodation); and
  • Undertaking restoration projects locally (for transportation to Devon when complete).

We raise awareness and the much needed funds by attending local exhibitions and shows in and around the Surrey, area. Our third aim benefits many of our members who are more able and can participate in a planned activity that is organised for them sometimes in Devon - but not always.

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We are always keen to hear from new members who reside within the County of Surrey or the immediate surrounding areas. If you are a member of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust and resident within our locality, then why not join us to support our railway. Member's receive three copies of "Tablet Magazine" each year, either by post or email (your choice). By joining the Group you have nothing to loose, but everything to gain.


Barry Marshall
Chairman L&BR Surrey Support Group - Email


 

South East Area Groups Meeting - PLEASE NOTE!

Jun
08

PLEASE NOTE

It has been brought to our attention that members travelling by car to Knaphill on Saturday for the South East Area Groups Meeting may encounter traffic delays due to complete closure of the M3 motorway in both directions between junction 2 for the M25 and junction 3 for Lightwater from 9pm on Friday (June 9) until 5.30am on Monday (June 12).

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Surrey Support Group - Kempton Park Toy & Train Collectors Fair

May
24

On Sunday 21st May the Surrey Support Group attended the Toy & Train Collectors Fair at Kempton Park Racecourse where we had a 12 foot sales stand.

We did not take our usual range of Woody Bay items, as our purpose at this event was solely to dispose of some of the railway models and books which were bequeathed to us following the passing of Gerald Chandler last year. We did however have a quantity of 2017 Timetable leaflets which were enthusiastically taken by visitors.

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Surrey Support Group – Calendar of Events for 2017

Mar
04

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.

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Surrey Support Group meeting in Knaphill – Saturday 26 November

Nov
29
2016

We are pleased to report that the presentation given by John Buck on Saturday 26th November about the Somerset & Dorset Railway (Midsomer Norton) was deemed to be a great success.

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Surrey Group Future Events: November 2016 UPDATE

Nov
05
2016

This year we are introducing an autumn event into our annual schedule to which all L&BR Trust members are invited to attend......

This year is to be a presentation on the Somerset & Dorset Railway (Midsomer Norton) provided by John Buck.

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Surrey Group Future Events: Update June 2016

Jun
02
2016

This year we have two further organised events to which L&BR Trust members are invited to attend. Both events will be held at:

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

(a )South East Area Groups' Meeting on Saturday 11th June.

This is our popular annual event and 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.

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Surrey Support Group at "The Epsom Show"

Apr
19
2016

The Surrey Support Group of the Lynton & Barnstaple Trust has accepted a very late invitation to attend “The Epsom Show” organised by the Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club this coming weekend 23rd and 24th April.

Our Sales Stand will have most L&BR branded items intended for the enthusiast currently available at Woody Bay and we welcome all L&BR supporters visiting the show to stop at our stand to hear the latest news and for a chat.

The exhibition will be held at:

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Surrey Group: Future Events

Mar
01
2016

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
Knaphill
Surrey
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:

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South East Area Groups Meeting Report

Jun
02
2015

This year’s South East Area Groups Event held at Woking on Saturday 30th May was judged by many of the 60+ L&BR Trust members who attended to be a tremendous success.

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Surrey Area Group: upcoming events

Feb
08
2015

Surrey Area Group: upcoming events

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, 28th February 2015 for the Surrey Support Group Annual General Meeting.

The venue will be at the Clubhouse of the:

Woking Miniature Railway (Mizens Railway),
Barrs Lane,
Knaphill,
Surrey
GU21 2JW

The meeting commences at 2:00pm

South East Area Groups Meeting

This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday 30th May 2015 at:

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