Calendar

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 usually break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated and a raffle is held.

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 usually break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated and a raffle is held.

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

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

 

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 usually break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated and a raffle is held.

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 usually break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated and a raffle is held.

Please note this is on a Wednesday not a Thursday.

 

Mar
22
Thu
Heritage Railways of NZ and Australia @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

RailwaysNZandAusVoBR volunteer Dave Stevenson has visited a lot if not all the heritage and steam railways down under. In this fascinating talk, he gives us a tour, accompanied with video clips of his favourite heritage railway places.

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

Apr
19
Thu
‘It’s a Mystery to Me’ with Iain Mac Call @ Vale of Berkeley Railway
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LocoIntIain McCall is the publisher of Locomotives International magazine, shows us some of the Mystery (and Mysterious!) pictures which have appeared in LI over the years. Come along for an entertaining evening looking at the lighter side of railways around the world.

 

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