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    RCTS South Wales, Meetings and Events.

    October 7, 2017 - Author: Peter

    RCTS South Wales.
    Meetings and Events.
    Wednesday 11th October 2017
    Richard Chaplin - Over the Rails of Wales – Steam in the 1950's and 1960's
    Photographs of the late D. Chaplin introduced by his son.
    Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017 *
    RCTS South Wales attending Cardiff Model Railway Show
    Wednesday 8th November 2017
    Jeremy Segrott - Railways in East Anglia 1980's and 1990's ; South Wales in 21st century
    Thursday 23rd November 2017*
    Observations at Eastleigh
    0730 from Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour, change at Romsey
    (Please contact < > for full details or to register interest)
    Wednesday 13th December 2017
    Lin Bryant - “An Illustrated Guide to Barry Docks and Railway”
    Wednesday 10th January 2018
    Noel Thompson - “More of the Alan Jarvis Show”...................
    Wednesday 14th February 2018
    Alex Green - Great Rail Journeys : Germany, Switzerland and India
    The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff. CF15 8DF
    A Wheelchair Friendly venue.
    Doors open 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start – All Welcome
    Members Free (on production of a current Membership Card)
    Visitors suggested entrance donation: £2
    Complimentary Tea or Coffee / 
    Railway Correspondence and Travel Society Phone - 01656 856422 * = Outdoor Event A Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charities Commission No. 1169995 - VAT Registered no. 197 3433 35

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    Their Finest – film screening 28 September

    September 25, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    There’s a film night at the Old Church Rooms at  7.30pm on Thursday 28 September. The film being shown is Their Finest.

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    Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”

    June 8, 2017 - Author: Peter

    Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”,
    Wednesday 14th June 2017, The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF.

    Alan Jarvis lived all of his life in Cardiff and started photography in the early 1950s.
    The change from black and white to colour slides took place in 1959 which was in time to capture steam operation on many lines despite the early dmu change on the Valley trains.

    Alan was a generous provider of images to authors and Colour Rail so the standard of his pictures is well known. However there were many pictures that have not been seen and this show is an opportunity to see the railways of South Wales in the period 1959 to 1964.

    Two of his pet projects are featured: the JB Auto service from Penarth to Pontypridd and the 7.07 pm train from Newport to Brecon.

    There will be much else concentrating on South Wales to enjoy.

    Meetings are held at The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF and start at 19:30. Doors open 19:00

    Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members.

    Complimentary Tea and coffee are provided.

    Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”

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    Festival Brass Band Concert

    May 12, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    On Sunday 14 May 2017 at Christ Church, Radyr, there’s a performance by Melingriffith Brass Band aka the City of Cardiff Brass Band, in aid of St John’s


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    Concert in Park Radur

    May 10, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    Let’s hope for some more sunny weather on the weekend for this event:

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    Film night in Radyr 23 March

    March 8, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    A Street Cat Named Bob is this month’s movie. Here are the details:

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    David Maidment “A professional railwayman in South Wales in the 1960s”

    March 6, 2017 - Author: Peter

    David Maidment “A professional railwayman in South Wales in the 1960s”


    David Maidment was appointed Stationmaster Aberbeeg after training as a WR ‘Traffic Apprentice’ in May 1964 during the changeover from steam to diesel traction, and moved in 1965 to be Area Manager Bridgend which included the Tondu and Llantrisant valleys as well as the main line.
    In 1967 he acted for short periods as both District Terminals and then Operating Officer at Swansea and was then four years as Divisional Train Planning Officer for the Cardiff Division.
    He later moved on to work at both WR and BRB HQ as Head
    of Productivity Services before becoming Chief Operating Manager LMR in 1982, the BRB ‘s first Reliability & Quality Manager in 1986 and Head of Safety Policy in 1990 after the Clapham Junction accident developing BR’s proactive safety management systems.

    He will give an illustrated talk, concentrating in particular on the South Wales elements of his work, although putting this in context of his overall career.

    David founded the Railway Children charity in 1995 and will bring some of his self-published and ‘Pen & Sword ‘ books he has authored, and will offer these at 20% discount with all the profit being donated to the charity.


    Both Society Members and Non Members are welcome to attend our meetings, and tea or coffee is provided free of charge during the interval.
    Entry is free for Members on production of a current Membership card, and a donation of £2.00 is requested for Non Members.

    Meetings are held at the Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr Cardiff, CF15 8DF
    (Adjacent to the junction of Park Road and the main road through Radyr.)
    Doors open from 19.00, meetings commence at 19.30
    Members – Free, visitors – £2.00 donation
    Complimentary tea or coffee during the interval.

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