Building ‘The Unknown Warrior’ Patriot Project- Kevin West @ Berkeley Arms Hotel
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kevin West is the chief engineer of the Patriot project, an inspiring project to build a new LMS Patriot class 4-6-0 as a memorial locomotive to the war dead. Kevin has supervised every stage of the build so it will be a fascinating insight into how to go about such a challenging project. Don’t miss it!

Donations collected will be divided equally between VoBR and the Patriot Project

The Hereford, Ross and Gloucester with Dr Martin Connopprice @ Berkeley Arms Hotel
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Martin’s presentation will start with the early history of this IK Brunel line before taking the audience on a journey from Gloucester to Ross and Hereford – an attractive route which was sadly terminated by Dr.Beeching in 1964. There will also be some observations on the 19th century broad gauge/ standard gauge debate. There will be a very brief glimpse of the line from Ross to Lydbrook, which provided the last freight traffic through Ross, and a few photos of locations along the line as they are today.

Rebuilding Broadway Station, with Jo Roesen @ Berkeley Arms Hotel
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come and hear Jo talk about how they rebuilt the station, the trials and tribulations and the eventual reopening to traffic.