Calendar

Sep
21
Thu
News from across the Severn – the Dean Forest Railway @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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We are delighted to welcome Roger Phelps, Operations Manager at the Dean Forest Railway. Roger talks about what is happening on the other Severn & Wye Railway and their plans for future extensions deeper into the forest. A great opportinity to start to build up relationships with our colleagues the other side of the river.

During the evening we usualy break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated, and hold a raffle.

Oct
26
Thu
The Night the Bridge Came Down @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

bridgeAs the Severn Bridge was destroyed by fire 57 years ago this month, Paul Barnett takes us through the momentous events of that night in 1960. Not to be missed!!

During the evening we usualy break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated, and hold a raffle.

Nov
16
Thu
Rebuilding the Buildings @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

BerkeleyStationTim Cambray takes us through his vision to how we recreate stations in all their former glory at Sharpness, Berkeley and Berkeley Road. He also discusses the practical issues involved.

During the evening we usualy break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated, and hold a raffle.

Dec
21
Thu
Dursley Branch Retrospective – Peter Morris @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DursleyBranchVoBR Member Peter Morris gives us a retrospective look at this lovely and long-gone Midland Railway branch line from Coaley Jct to Dursley in pictures and video.

Below: Map of the branch line

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Above: Coaley Junction

Below: Dursley Station

DursleyBranch_DursleyStnDuring the evening we usualy break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated, and hold a raffle.

 

Jan
18
Thu
The Severn & Wye Railway – Ian Pope @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SevernAndWyeRailwayIan is a widely acknowledged expert on our railway and his book on the Severn & Wye Railway is appreciated as a very comprehensive history of the line. This facsinating illustrated talk will cover the history from its inception up to the present day. Not to be missed – vital education for us all!

During the evening we usualy break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated, and hold a raffle.

Feb
21
Wed
The Somerset & Dorset Railway from the Air @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SomersetAndDorsetRailwayAnother in the excellent series of Rich Kelsey’s popular talks, this time showing aerial and other views of how the S&DR route looks today from above.

During the evening we usualy break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated, and hold a raffle.

Please note this is on a Wednesday not a Thursday.