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Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Ffestiniog

Local Area Groups

East Anglian Area Group

The East Anglian Group was formed in 1963, and although based in the City of Cambridge it serves the whole of the geographical area of East Anglia. The current annual membership fee, due on 1st October each year, is £20.00, and members receive a Newsletter prior to each Group Meeting.

In the early years the Group was very active with homework projects, rebuilding the W&LL van and the bolster set being two notable examples, fundraising with the sales stand at traction engine rallies, sending working parties to the railway, and the Group Meetings. Due to the age profile of our current membership our activities are now mainly the Group Meetings, but some of our members are still able to support Megabash and Gigabash, and we make modest financial contributions to various appeals from the the FR and FRS.

Our members have close links with other local railway societies including the East Anglian Group of the Welsh Highland Railway Society.



- 6 February 2024 – Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Developments (Peter Miles)
- 5 March 2024 – Fred Boughey Archive (David Boughey)
- 2 April 2024 – Transport Scene 50 years ago (Allan Sibley)

As always, our meetings are at The Oddfellows Hall,131 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HA, and start at 7-30pm.


The Oddfellows Hall, 131 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HA

These are held at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday in the month from September to April, featuring a guest speaker. There is an entrance fee of £2.00 per person which entitles the visitor to a strip of raffle tickets and refreshments in the interval. The meetings are open to all who are interested in the FR and all other railway, transport, and travel subjects.

The exception to this is the joint meeting with the WHRS which is at the The Swifts, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5HD and starts at 8pm. Food available in the restaurant from 6.30pm


Ray Elliott
Group Chairman, Secretary, and Working Party Organiser
Linden Lea, 61 Church Street, Northborough
Peterborough, PE6 9BN

Tel: 01733 252925 or 07970 390252

Email: eag@ffestiniograilway.org.uk


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