User menu

West Midlands Group

Welcome to the West Midlands Area Support Group page

This group was formed in February 2012 and it's intention is to provide a focus for L&BR Trust members in the West Midlands (Wolverhampton-Birmingham-Coventry) and Severn Valley areas.

In addition we intend to:

  • provide a forum for Trust members to meet, socialize and keep up-to-date with developments on the railway;
  • promote the Railway and increase the membership;
  • support the L&B railway in any way we can.

The Group is still very young and finding its feet; its future success is very much dependent on the support of its local members. It you live in the area, please try and come along - you'll be made very welcome.

Currently, the Group meets about once every two months on a Friday evening at Kidderminster Railway Museum (adjacent to the SVR station). Meetings commence at 7.30pm. Non members are welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.

To get in touch please click HERE

Mike Whiteaker

West Midlands Area Support Group at Banbury MRC Exhibition

Sep
29
2015

This latest report from Mike Whiteaker:


Regrettably we could not make this year's Autumn Gala but you’ll be glad to know that the West Midlands Area Support Group were working hard promoting the railway at the Banbury Model Railway Exhibition on Sunday 27th September.

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

West Midlands Area Support Group NEWS

Feb
07
2015

This just in from Mike Whiteaker.

The next meeting of the West Midlands Area Support Group will be at 07.30 on Friday, 27th March at Kidderminster Railway Museum. Open to all - non L&BR members welcome.

Other news: Mike Whiteaker will be giving a presentation on the L&B to the Stephenson Locomotive Society on Saturday 14th March at Kidderminster Railway Museum.


Mike Whiteaker

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

West Midlands group talk in Stratford

Nov
05
2014

Mike Whiteaker, accompanied as always by wife Yvonne, gave a talk on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway to the Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Circle on Monday, 27th October  at St Andrew’s Hall, Shottery. 

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

West Midlands Area Group Meeting UPDATE

Oct
08
2014

Please not that our next Meeting scheduled to be at 7.30pm, Friday, 31st October at Kidderminster Railway Museum has yet to be confirmed.

To get in touch please click HERE

Mike Whiteaker

 

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

West Midlands Group Meeting Postponed

Sep
01
2014

The next meeting of the West Midlands Area Group - planned for Friday, 5th September - has had to be postponed for family reasons.

The meeting will be rearranged for a later date in either September or October.

Mike Whiteaker

To get in touch please click HERE

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

West Midlands Group: upcoming events

Jun
03
2014
The next meeting of the West Midlands Area Support Group will be 7.30pm, Friday 5th September at Kidderminster Railway Museum. Mike Whiteaker will be giving a talk on the L&B to the Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Circle on 27th October 2014 at Shottery St. Andrews church hall, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Posted By Mike Whiteaker read more

West Midlands Group visits North Devon 1st June

Jun
02
2014

Nine L&B members plus one or two guests set out from the Midlands for North Devon in a mini-bus kindly loaned to us by Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.  Despite a potentially disastrous start in which the van key got lost and two of the party were locked inside Molineux Stadium - home ground of Wolverhampton Wanderers - by a security guard. We eventually set out for Woody Bay, arriving there in time for lunch. One aim of the trip was to try to visit as many of the station sites as we could. This is how we got on:

Posted By Mike Whiteaker read more

UPDATE - West Midlands Group

Apr
26
2014

An update to the West Midlands Group web-page:

The next meeting of the West Midlands Area Support Group will be held at 7.30pm on Friday, 2nd May at Kidderminster Railway Museum.

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

Update from the West Midlands Area Group

Feb
11
2014

The Annual General Meeting of the West Midlands Area Support Group will be at 7.30pm on Friday, 21st March at Kidderminster Railway Museum.

As this is an opportunity for local members to have their say about future activities and to discuss how the Group can best support the railway, please attend if you can.

Other News / Future Events:
Mike Whiteaker will be giving a talk to the Stephenson Locomotive Society about the L&BR sometime in March 2015 – details to follow.

Mike Whiteaker

Posted By Mike Whiteaker read more

West Midlands Group - Update

Nov
06
2013

The next meeting of the West Midlands Area Support Group will take place at 7.30pm on 22 November 2013 at Kidderminster Railway Museum. Ralph Ward, a keen photographer and member of the NGRS, will be giving a slide show of Narrow Gauge Steam. Non-members are welcome.

Recent News:
Mike and Yvonne Whiteaker gave a presentation on the L&B to the Narrow Gauge Railway Society meeting at Malvern Link on Friday, 11 October 2013. The meeting was well attended by about 30 members of the NGRS.

Posted By Mike Whiteaker read more

Pages

Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

The Denes button Fox and Goose button Lynton Cottage Hotel button Moorlands button