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Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Ffestiniog

Local Area Groups

Bristol Area Group

Welcome to the Bristol Group of the Ffestiniog Railway Society. The Group provides a forum for all those who live in and around the Bristol and surrounding area and are passionate about the UK’s leading Heritage Railway.

Bristol Group Members are involved on both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways as volunteers. Whether sanding down woodwork in the Heritage Carriage Shop, guarding trains, producing Whistle Boards at home or attending local model railway or other shows, we are always in need of more support.

See our Facebook site for latest pictures.



Thursday 15th February, The renovation, history and operation of Clevedon Pier, talk by Phil Curne, Chair, Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust.

Thursday 21st March, The Ffestiniog & Blaenau Railway, Chris Jones, FR Co. Archivist.

Thursday 18th April, AGM and FR Trust and Railway Update, Rob Holton, Secretary of the FR Trust.

Meetings start at 7.45 pm.


Room 4, BAWA Centre at Filton, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.


Secretary: Mark Temple, 0117 9682522, bristol@ffestiniograilway.org.uk

See our Facebook site for latest pictures.

Other Activities

The Group is happy to provide public speakers in the Bristol, Hereford and West Wales areas in return for a donation to the project we are currently funding. Contact the secretary.

Group visits from time to time. For example to Bristol Power Box and the west abutment of the Clifton Suspension Bridge a few years ago.


Join Us!

When you join Ffestiniog Railway Society, you become not just a supporter of the oldest independent railway in the world, you become part of national network of like-minded enthusiasts.

Go to our membership page to see the full range of activities and benefits.

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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