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In Defence of the Drift – A Gloster Boy Abroad – Paul Barnett

Published January 22nd

This is not a transport related talk but Paul, who has to spoken to the Group on many previous occasions, was very keen to address us on this subject, so we’ve given in!  The date of the talk is the 140th anniversary of the battle at Rorkes Drift.  Paul says, “…the talk transports the audience from the sun baked plains of Victorian South Africa to the serein pastures of rural Churcham in Gloucestershire.  All the while setting the scene of the now long-forgotten tale of Forest boy Alfred Henry Hook, VC winner, whose epic exploits whilst at Rorkes Drift – […]

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In Defence of the Drift – A Gloster Boy Abroad – Paul Barnett

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Air Mail – John Taylor

Published November 27th Read more

The A-Z of Cars You May Remember – Mike Ayland

Published October 23rd

Another talk from group member, Mike Ayland.  He has addressed us on a number of previous occasions when his talks have been really interesting and informative.  I have no doubt that this one will be the same!

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Rout on the Riviera – Exercise Tiger – Paul Barnett

Published September 25th

Paul has addressed the group on many previous occasions and this time he will be telling us about the tragic event which took place on the South Coast during World War II.

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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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