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.
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.