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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


Surrey Area Group: upcoming events


Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, 25th October for a Surrey Group General Meeting. Come along and hear all the latest news from Woody Bay.

The venue will be at the Clubhouse of the:

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

Meeting commences at 2:00pm

Next Sales Stand Outing

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Surrey Group at Woking Show


The next outing for the Surrey Area Group’s Sales Stand is to The Railway Enthusiasts' Club - 2014 Model Railway Exhibition Saturday 20th September and Sunday 21st September at the Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 9BA.

The exhibition includes 27 layouts, 32 traders, 7 demonstrations, and 10 societies/organisations.

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Surrey Group at Woking 31st May


UPDATE: 26 May 2014: South East Area Group Meeting on 31st May 2014

We regret to advise that L&BR Trust Chairman Peter Miles is unable to attend Woking event this Saturday as he will be in North Devon dealing with matters in connection with the Rowley Moor purchase. However, Peter has prepared some notes and the content of these will be imparted to those attending the meeting.

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Surrey Group GM's Fund donation


The L&B's Surrey Support Group recently sent a cheque for £500 to the Trust Treasurer Martin Swainson. In accordance with Surrey Support Groups wishes, this has been credited to the General Manager's Equipment Fund - a restricted fund for GM Martyn Budd's discretionary purchases - and will be used as and when the opportunity arrives to purchase items required by the GM for the future development of the railway.

You can read more about the GM's Fund here

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Surrey Area Group Projects


Our number one project is, of course, the generation of funds to reinstate of the railway. This is primarily carried out by a team headed by Geoff Kingate who attend several exhibitions and shows each year with our sales stand.

The stand has display boards with photos and maps depicting the line and the progress made thus far.

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Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

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