- 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.
28th Mar. Ffestiniog past and present.
25th Apr. The Coming of the Railways to Basingstoke
by David Brace.
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 email@example.com
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.
May - No meeting in Croydon, but trip to GWS Didcot and Pendon model railways on 4th May
3rd June - Railways of the Raj by Christian Wolmar
1st July - Railways of Queensland and New South Wales by Tom Jedski
August - No meeting
2nd September - Bluebell Railway Carriages and OP4 Project at Horsted Keynes
7th October - To be advised
4th November - British Transport films
2nd 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.
18th Dec. Members slides with mince pies
Programme 2019: TBC
For further information contact David Meyer,
46 St. Barbara Way,Anchorage Park, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 0UT
Telephone 02392 671251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Southampton and Waterside
The British Rail Institute, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9FE.
On the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm.
Wednesday 15th. May 2019- Czech It Out by John Godfrey.
Wednesday 19th. June and Wednesday 17th. July 2019- Observation Evenings at Eastleigh Station from 5pm to 8pm. Come along any time you can.
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.
* 5th Mar An Evening of Vintage Transport Films by Stuart Saunders
* 2nd Apr AGM + Jason Houlders, MHR General Manager
* 7th May LMS Electrics by David Brown
* 4th Jun Railways & The Raj by Christian Wolmar
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.
Feb 28th AGM and MHR Update
Mar 28th Waterloo to Basingstoke-A Suburban Railway Paul Joyce
Apr 24th (Weds) Quiz and Joint Meeting with Reading Transport Group
May 23rd Railway Signalling David Canning
Jun 27th More Trams and Trolleybuses Graham Bilbe
Jul No meeting
Aug No meeting
Sep 26th Members’ Photos, Slides, DVDs and Memories
Oct 24th An Update on the CANPAC Restoration Dr Becky Peacock
Nov 28th More Railway Holidays David Homer
Dec 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).
Woking and Guildford
St. Nicolas Church Hall, High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4AW
On the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm - doors open 7.30
Wed Jan 2 Britain's Last Mechanical Signalling with Gareth David who is writing a book on this subject.
Wed Feb 6 Railways of New Zealand and Switzerland with Richard Kirwin. Both spectacular countries with rather different rail networks.
Wed Mar 6 AGM plus a visit from John Trigg, Chairman of MHR Plc.
Wed Apr 3rd Railway Preservation in France with the ever entertaining Michael Bunn.
Wed May 1 The Golden Arrow with Michael Pym whose talks are always well presented.
Wed Jun 5 TBA
Wed Jul 3 The Coming of the Railways to Basingstoke with MHR member David Brace of the Basingstoke Railway Club.
Sun July 14 Outing to Midsomer Norton and Radstock Mining Museum.
Wed Aug 7 Railway Film evening.
Sun Sept 8 Outing to Kent & East Sussex Railway
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 reas. 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.
f 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 Secretary, Dave 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