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Local Area Groups

Gloucestershire Area Group

The Gloucestershire Area Group has existed for many decades and is an enthusiastic group dedicated to the Ffestiniog Railway and supporting it back in the Glocs area.

Meetings

Diary:

8th December 2017: Dave Waldren; “Cutting Edge Videos presents ….”
Master of both video and still photography, Dave has travelled the world in search of suitable subjects; heritage or modern, narrow, standard or broad gauge, all is captured for the delight of his audiences ….

12th January 2018: Nigel Smith; “The Great Central Railway”
From its humble beginnings as the Main Line Steam Trust, this East Midlands preserved line truly deserves that “Main Line” title, with double track sections and ambitious plans to bridge over a Network Rail main line to continue northwards …

9th March 2018: Adrian Gray; “The FR from old Photographs, Part 4, Rhiw Goch to Tan-y-Bwlch”
Following a brief break last season, Adrian has returned to continue our journey through both time and space or, at least, the bits that are occupied by our favourite Railway. Having explored the major centres at the bottom end of the line, we are now about to head up into the woodlands that form the backdrop to the run from Rhiw Goch up through Plas and Tan-y-Bwlch. Why not come along to find out how much the trees have actually grown over the years!

20th April 2018: GROUP AGM commencing 19.30, followed by Members’ Slides. A little light Democracy, followed by a variety of photos of what we’ve all been up to over the year, and with any luck we haven’t all been to the same places! We can cater for both digital and traditional slides, so dip into your collection and bring something along.

Venue:

Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX. Map link »

The venue is just up the road from Montpellier and the Gordon Lamp. The meetings start at 19.30, and refreshments will be available during the interval. Parking is in the street outside, but can get busy! Do not park on the house forecourt as this is private.

Contact

Contact the Gloucestershire Area Group Secretary, Catherine Ward: gloucs@ffestiniograilway.org.uk

Other Activities

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Volunteering on the Railway Mini Gallery

Working on the track
Explaining how a steam loco works
The drains gang
Around the loco