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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.

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    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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