Calendar

Dec
20
Thu
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.

Jan
17
Thu
Raiders in the Severn Estuary: From Vikings to Germans @ Berkeley Arms Hotel
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Military Historian Phil Curme comes to talk to us about how the Severn has been the backdrop to military events for over 1000 years. The talk will cover the military history of the navigable bits of the Bristol Channel / Severn Estuary, mostly between Brean Down and Avonmouth but also covering Sharpness area.

Feb
21
Thu
Heritage Railways in Australia – David Stevenson @ Berkeley Arms Hotel
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Part 2 of David’s talk about railways ‘down under’. This one is about Australia which David visited in 2018 so it is an up to date view of developments there.

Mar
20
Wed
The Thames and Severn Canal from the Air with Rich Kelsey @ Berkeley Arms Hotel
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The next of these very popular shows by Rich Kelsey and his pilot Dave Lamb. This is part 1 of 2, showing the canal system all the way west from London. The second one will be dealing with the Gloucester and Sharpness end.

Apr
18
Thu
The Slimbridge Magazine Ordnance Depot – with Den Bannister @ The Berkeley Arms Hotel
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Slimbridge Magazine, one of the largest munitions stores in England, was critical to solving the shell shortage during WW1 Six and a half miles of light railway constructed in 1916 fed an extensive storage area which had all but disappeared by the early 1920s. Den Bannister will tell the story of the construction, operation and disassembly of the magazine with an extensive collection of maps and pictures.