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    Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

    September 11, 2016 - Author: Peter
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    PROGRAMME FOR 2016

    September 14th 2016

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    Mike Beale (of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust)
    “The End of the Line June 1965 to March 1966 and the Aftermath”

    After many years of decline and neglect, the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway, which ran from Bath to Bournemouth with branches to Burnham-on-Sea, Wells and Bridgwater, finally closed to passengers in 1966. The illustrated talk has been developed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this significant event and chronicles the life of the railway from publication of the closure notice in June 1965, through the false closure in January 1966, the subsequent emergency timetable, to the final weekend of 5th & 6th March 1966 and immediate aftermath.

    The presenter, Mike Beale is descended from 3 generations of S&D railwaymen and is a Director of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust. The Trust is based at Washford on the West Somerset Railway, where it has a museum, shop and restoration workshops. Activities are planned throughout 2016 to commemorate the anniversary. For further information, visit www.sdrt.org.


    12th October 2016

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    David Cross “An Evening with my Father’s slides: a 1960’s Journey around the M25”

    Starting at Paddington David Cross takes us around a virtual M25 from Western Region to Southern Region
    to the Eastern Region and back to Euston , no more than 5 miles from Paddington via the London Midland Region.

    Virtual M25 why ? , well all the colour slides were taken by his late Father Derek Cross between 1958 and 1968 long before the M25 was even thought of!

    Mostly steam early diesels do appear and his son David thinks an electric as well !


    9th November 2016

    Pete Berry “The Robert Whitfield Collection: UK Steam 1948 – 1958”


    14th December 2016

    David Lewis “The Port Talbot Railway: A History”


    Our meetings are held at :-
    The Old Church Rooms, Park Road Radyr CF15 8DF.

    Doors open at 7.00 p.m. – Meetings start at 7.30 p.m.

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

    Complimentary Tea and coffee.

    https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/index.htm
    We also have a free mailing list, which contains items of railway interest, relevant to South Wales.

    Contact Peter Fortune peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com or rctssw@gmail.com for more details

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    Gwenynen Gwent Ddy Musical

    July 22, 2016 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    Mae Cwmni Cwmni Caerffili yn cyflwyno Gwenynen Gwent Ddy Musical yn yr Ysgoldy Egwlyst Crist, Radur, ar nos Lun 22ain o Orffennaf.

    There’s a Welsh-language drama performance in the Christchurch School Rooms on 22 July.

    25 gorff radur Gwenynen Gwent

     

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    Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

    June 9, 2016 - Author: Peter

    Meetings are held at the Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr adjacent to its junction with the main B4262 road through the village.

    Doors open at 7.00 p.m. – Meetings start at 7.30 p.m.

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

    Tea and coffee is provided


    PROGRAMME FOR 2016

    September 14th 2016

    Mike Beale (of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust)

    “The End of the Line June 1965 to March 1966 and the Aftermath”

    0959

    “THE END OF THE LINE”

    After many years of decline and neglect, the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway, which ran from Bath to Bournemouth with branches to Burnham-on-Sea, Wells and Bridgwater, finally closed to passengers in 1966. The illustrated talk has been developed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this significant event and chronicles the life of the railway from publication of the closure notice in June 1965, through the false closure in January 1966, the subsequent emergency timetable, to the final weekend of 5th & 6th March 1966 and immediate aftermath.

    The presenter, Mike Beale is descended from 3 generations of S&D railwaymen and is a Director of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust. The Trust is based at Washford on the West Somerset Railway, where it has a museum, shop and restoration workshops. Activities are planned throughout 2016 to commemorate the anniversary. For further information, visit www.sdrt.org.

    Our meetings are at The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr,and start at 19:30. Doors open 19:00
    https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/index.htm
    We also have a free mailing list, which contains items of railway interest, relevant to South Wales.
    Contact Peter Fortune peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com or rctssw@gmail.com for more details
    Contact

    Branch Secretary: Stuart Warr

    Chairman : Peter Fortune

    email: southwales@rcts.org.uk or peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com

    tel:07963 439903

    12th October 2016

    David Cross “An Evening with my Father’s slides: a 1960’s Journey around the M25”

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    Starting at Paddington David Cross takes us around a virtual M25 from Western Region to Southern Region
    to the Eastern Region and back to Euston , no more than 5 miles from Paddington via the London Midland Region.

    Virtual M25 why ? , well all the colour slides were taken by his late Father Derek Cross between 1958 and 1968 long before the M25 was even thought of ! Mostly steam early diesels do appear and his son David thinks an electric as well !

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    Our meetings are at The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr,and start at 19:30. Doors open 19:00
    https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/index.htm
    We also have a free mailing list, which contains items of railway interest, relevant to South Wales.
    Contact Peter Fortune peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com or rctssw@gmail.com for more details
    Contact

    Branch Secretary: Stuart Warr

    Chairman : Peter Fortune

    email: southwales@rcts.org.uk or peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com

    tel:07963 439903


    9th November 2016

    Pete Berry “The Robert Whitfield Collection: UK Steam 1948 – 1958”


    14th December 2016

    David Lewis “The Port Talbot Railway: A History”

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    Brian Arman – “A Broad Gauge Journey from Paddington to Bristol via the South Wales Railway”

    May 13, 2016 - Author: Peter

    June 8th 2016
    Brian Arman – “A Broad Gauge Journey from Paddington to Bristol via the South Wales Railway”

    Swindon 1885

    The first visit to the branch of the RCTS’s new President, a well-known expert in anything Great Western.

    “I have been avidly interested in railways for as long as I can remember being fortunate enough to have Swindon Works on my doorstep so to speak. History has also always fascinated me, consequently a lifetime of study, research, collecting and writing – not to mention speaking – have enabled me to put together a large archive of early GWR material focusing on the Broad Gauge which is a special interest of mine.

    The fruits of my labours are to be presented to you this evening, beginning at Paddington Station and working westward including a visit to South Wales all on the Broad Gauge and all but a very few images, photographs rather than lithographs or drawings.

    So do come along and experience a unique opportunity to travel by B.G trains from Paddington to Bristol via Swindon, Gloucester, Swansea and Neyland. “

    Brian Arman


    Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

    Meetings are held at the Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr adjacent to its junction with the main B4262 road through the village.
    Meetings start at 7.30 p.m. – doors open at 7.00 p.m.
    Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members.
    Tea and coffee is provided

    For further information – Peter Fortune 07963 439903 – peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com


    https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/events.htm
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