Midland Extremities’, with Terry Nicholls @ The Berkeley Arms Hotel
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

From S&D to the S&C, Terry’s show comprises 200 slides starting with Templecombe to Bath and on to Mangotsfield & Bristol.  Bristol area scenes include Barrow Road Steam Shed & the Midland Main Line to Westerleigh.

The second part covers the Settle – Carlisle line with a mixture of steam and diesel workings.

The Well-Trained View: artists’ views of Victorian Railways @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Following his excellent talk on Gloucestershire railways, Tony Conder returns with this fascinating perspective of how the railways looked to artists of the day.  The talk covers information on travelling by train from the earliest days of rail travel to the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Travel brought opportunities for all but introduced moral dilemmas about travelling together in carriages. This talk looks at manners, etiquette, rail safety  and how the Victorians developed rail travel.