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Just the Ticket – Alan Keef

Published July 24th

Alan has recently taken a look at his late father’s ticket collection, which includes a number of rarities.  He will be sharing some of these tickets and their history in this presentation.

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The Severn Princess & Beachley to Aust Ferry – Tim Ryan

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A Railway Journey Across the Cotswold Escarpment – John Thomas

Published May 22nd

John has addressed the Group on a number of previous occasions and we are pleased to welcome him again.  He will be giving an illustrated talk using slides, many taken by himself, of a railway journey from Tetbury Road to Chalford.

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From Rags To More Rags – Chris Burgess

Published April 24th

I understand that this is about restoring a Land Rover.

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The Advanced Passenger Train – from a different slant – Kit Spackman

Published March 27th

Kit recently spoke to us about the Britannia Bridge in North Wales. In fact, we were guinea pigs as it was the first time he had given this presentation. During the talk, it became evident that many members of the group had not heard his experiences working on the APT so we are taking this opportunity to invite him to address us again on this subject.

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The History of the Beachley to Aust River Severn Ferry and the Rescue of the Severn Princess – Tim Ryan

Published February 27th

Charts the Ferry Service, via cine film copied to DVD of the Ferry Service from 1931 until 1966. Also exclusive footage of the old cars and the building of the Severn Bridge. Packed with anecdotes from a different age!

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A Swedish Rhapsody – Steve Turner

Published January 23rd

Steve is one of the founding members of the Group and has made many trips to various parts of the world. His latest one was to Sweden where he experienced many transport related activities. He shares some of those experiences in our first meeting of 2018.

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Rails Along the Wye Part 2 – Mike Ayland

Published November 28th

Having given a most interesting presentation in February, Mike is giving the second part at the end of the year and we look forward it.

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The Britannia Tubular Bridge – Kit Spackman

Published October 24th

A short illustrated history of the Britannia Tubular Bridge, covering its construction, normal use, testing and destruction by fire in 1970. Kit has had a personal involvement with the bridge when working for British Railways. His own comment is, “you could say I have a ‘thing’ about the Bridge”.

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The Wrecker’s Tale – Paul Barnett

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