- Southampton and Waterside
- South West London
- Thames Valley
- Woking and Guildford
The Community Centre, Amery Hill, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1HN
On the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.
March 26th - Bluebell carriage restoration by Richard Salmon - Postponed to 25th March 2021
April 23rd - Cross Rail, by Cristian Wolmar - Postponed to 22nd April 2021
May 28th - Mail Rail by Chris Taft - Postponed
June 25th - The Railways of Kingston by John King
July 23rd - Apollo Mission - Landing a Man on the Moon by Richie Piper
August - NO Meeting
September 24th - Alan Nichols "Bank Manager to train Driver"
October 22nd - TBC
November 26th - Members slides and videos
December 10th - Provisional date for 2020 Christmas meal at the Queens Head
The meeting are in the members room (Lounge bar), on the ground floor and is wheel chair accessible. For the interval, the bar is open but, Tea / Coffee are from a machine in the Community Centre reception area
Car Parking at Alton Community centre is free after 18:00 hrs.
There are plenty of places within walking distance of the Community centre that serve food, but some do not start service until 18:30.
Entrance Fee is £3.00
For further information telephone David Mould on 07711 824335, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW VENUE - St Mary Magdalene with St Martin Church, Canning Road, Croydon, CRO 6QD
First Monday of each month starting at 1930 hours, except May and August.
Monday 6th January: The Trans Siberian Railway by Christian Wolmar
Monday 3rd February: Beachy Head update by Steve Pilcher
Monday 2nd March: P2 Update by Mark Allott
Monday 6th April: AGM and members slides.
Monday 4th May: The Urie Locomotive Society by Mark Pedley
Monday 1st June: The Clan Project by……..
Monday 6th July: The Southwold Railway by……………
August No Meeting.
Monday 7th September: The Kent and East Sussex Railway by Doug Lindsay
Monday 5th October: The History of Railways in Paris by Michael Bunn
Monday 2nd November: Lady Lisa at the Lavender Line by Chris Heeley
Monday 7th December: Christmas Meal
The purpose of the Croydon Group is to support the Mid Hants Railway physically and financially, and to provide local members with monthly talks and information on developments on the the Railway. Every year, through our fundraising, we donate over £500 to specific projects on the Railway, to help to keep steam running between Alton and Alresford.
The venue in Canning Road is a short walk away from Croydon Tramlink tram stop at Lebanon Road and buses 119, 194, 198, 289, 312, 367, and 466. East Croydon station is around 10 minutes walk away.
You can help the Group support the Railway by coming to our monthly meetings (non-Members are also welcome). For your £1.50 (2010) entrance fee we can offer the chance to:
- be entertained by a varied programme of transport speakers;
- chat to like minded enthusiasts;
- bring a friend along as well;
- publicise the Group by taking and displaying copies of our programme sheet;
- publicise the Railway by taking bulk supplies of leaflets for display;
- help distribute the quarterly Mid Hants News magazine to local members;
- help us with the occasional publicity stand;
- dispose of your loose change in our model Bulleid coach;
- win a prize in our monthly raffle;
- give your old aluminium cans to us to sell towards Group funds;
- travel in our Bulleid coach No. 4211 on our annual trip on the line;
- work on the vintage coaches and wagons owned by some members of the Group - see Preservation News for more details!
Contact Chris Le Corney 01843 843215 for any further information.
The Railway Social Club, opposite Fratton Railway Station, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 5BL
On the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. Admission is by a donation of £2.00.Group funds are used to support the Watercress Line.
21 January Paul Gosling – Goslings Gallivants 2019
18 February Ian Wright – Steam around Europe
17 March Keith Brown – Historic Photographs from the MHRPS Archives
21 April Mike Pym - Waterloo to Weymouth, London’s Last Steam Main Line
19 May Mike Pearce – Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
16 June AGM To be followed by a presentation
There will not be any meetings in July or August, the next meeting will be on 15 September, details to follow.
For further information contact David Meyer (programme secretary), on 02392 671251.
Southampton and Waterside
The British Rail Institute, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9FE.
On the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm.
Wednesday 18th. September 2019 - South Western Railway Update by Phil Dominey.
Wednesday 16th. October 2019 - St. Pancras Re-Modelling by Mervyn Dunwoody.
Wednesday 20th. November 2019- Mid-Hants and Heritage Railway Galas - Tony Storey.
Wednesday 18th. December 2019- Railways on Film - by David Doulton.
Wednesday 15th. January 2020 - Southampton Trams by Martin Petch.
Wednesday 19th. February 2020 - CanPac Project by Becky Peacock.
Wednesday 18th. March 2020 - Railway Allsorts by Ken Mumford.
Wednesday 15th. April 2020 - Indian Hill Railways by David Peel.
For more information contact David Mead 42 New Road, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7BS Tel. 02380 293186 e-mail email@example.com
Meetings are held jointly with The Railway Correspondence & Travel Society whose Branch Secretary is E. Vaughan, 7 Blackdown Close, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, SO45 5QS tel. 02380 849533.
South West London
Surbiton Hill Methodist Church, 39 Ewell Rd., Surbiton KT6 6AF
On the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm for 7:30pm.
SOUTH WEST LONDON REGIONAL GROUP MEETINGS
In the light of the latest Government advice about coronavirus, the committee of the South West London Regional Group has decided that it is in the best interests of our members to cancel the next two meetings, on Tuesday, 7th April or Tuesday, 5th May. We will be monitoring the situation and, if necessary, will cancel the June and July meetings, too. All of the meetings can be rearranged at some future dates.
We are sorry to have to do this and hope that you will all keep safe during this extremely difficult time.
• 7th Apr AGM + a speaker from the Railway CANCELLED
• 5th May Classic Southern Electric in Colour by David Brown CANCELLED
• 2nd Jun A talk by South Western Circle
• 7th Jul A Tour de France by Train - part 2 by Michael Bunn
• 4th Aug No Meeting
• 1st Sep The Railways of Sweden by Alan Norris
• 6th Oct Crossrail by Christian Wolmar
• 3rd Nov A talk by Ken Mumford
• 1st Dec Christmas Social
The entrance to the Church Hall is through the door to the left of the building. It is always locked and we will have an access key card to let people in. If no-one is on the door, please press the buzzer and someone will come.
Parking is in the spaces (about 20) down both sides of the church, but as there are three rooms in the Hall, we may be sharing the spaces. If they are all full, which we are told does not often happen, then there is free parking in the street outside. There is disabled parking in front of the church.
Buses 281 and 406 stop close to the Church Hall, and K2 stops nearby. The venue is about 500 yards walk from the south side of Surbiton station.
Admission is £2.00 per meeting at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.
For more information telephone Secretary Stuart Saunders on 020 8979 6484
The Community Centre, Southwick St., Southwick (near Shoreham-by-Sea), West Sussex BN42 4FW
On the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.
20th Dec. Christmas films by Keith Carter
Programme 2019: TBC
For further information contact Peter Winchester on 01903 762280, Mr M. E. Stroud on 01273 550818 or Nick Kelly on 01273 703489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Upstairs room) Church House, Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8AX
There is a small car park at the rear of the building. Access to the building is via a rear door from this car park. The Waitrose car park farther down the road may also be used.
On the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm (unless stated otherwise), except July, August and December when there are no meetings.
Arrive at circa 7:30 pm for a prompt start at 7:45 pm. Meeting finishes promptly at 10:00 pm.
Refreshments are provided at the mid-meeting interval.
March 26th Welsh and Scottish Railway Holidays David Homer
April 23rd Quiz and Joint Meeting with Reading Transport Group
May 28th More Railway Signalling & Memories David Canning
June 25th Suburban Railway-Basingstoke to Southampton Paul Joyce
July No meeting
August No meeting
September 24th Members’ Photos, DVDs and Memories
October 22nd An Update on the CANPAC Restoration Dr Becky Peacock
November 26th Trams and Trolley Buses Graham Bilbe
December No meeting
A newsletter, The Mogul, is published at each meeting providing news and information about the Railway and topics of local interest.
For more information telephone Rob Latham (Chairman) on 01628 633914 (note updated number) or David Homer (Meetings Secretary) 01628 671406.
Woking and Guildford
St. Nicolas Church Hall, High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4AW
The third Monday of each month at 8:00pm - doors open 7.30pm
Mon Mar 16 AGM plus Stephen Evans (MHRPS Chairman).
Mon Apr 20 after Brian Araman please add (RCTS President)
Mon May 18 A Talk on Terence Cuneo - Railway Artist
Mon Jun 15 Railways & Royalty with photographer Jack Boskett
Wed Jun 24 (prov) Evening Run on the Line. 19.30 from Alresford. All welcome. £5.00 fare. Run past at Ropley.
Sun Jul 5 Outing Bredgar & Wormshill plus Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railways.
Mon Jul 20 Geoff Burch & David Rose(Guildford historian) Guildford and its Railway History.
Mon Aug 17 Members slide and digital evening.
Mon Sep 21 Talk on SS Great Britain.
Sun Sep 27 Bluebell Railway - Giants of Steam.
For a small admission fee, you will enjoy an entertaining evening with refreshments. You will be able to obtain the latest information about the railway and group outings and there will be books, magazines and other railway items for sale at very reasonable prices. All MHRPS members are most welcome - please bring your families and friends too, we will encourage them to join the Society! The hall is open from 7.30pm. Each year we make a significant donation to the Railway for a key project - this year we have supported the 75079 restoration project. Nearby parking costs £1.00.
If you would like to receive further information about the Watercress Line, the Woking & Guildford Group or even become a working volunteer on the railway, please contact our Chairman David Pegg Telephone Home Phone 01483 834062, Mobile: 07969 369 426 or e-mail email@example.com
Or Alan Jordan Home phone: 01243 265233, Mobile: 07903353011,
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org