Other Events Diary – 2017

Published August 21, 2017

We are aware that there are many transport related events taking place in our locality and even farther afield which are arranged by other organisations. We are listing details below, in date order, as they may be of interest. Unfortunately, it seems that a number of websites need updating but we have included as much news as we can. Please note, this information is as accurate as possible and that we cannot be responsible for any changes which may take place outside of our knowledge.
This page is regularly updated to cover events in 2017 and beyond (latest update 21/08/17) but, as not all websites are up-to-date, some opening times and entrance prices may be subject to change.

Dean Forest Railway (DFR) – Events in 2017
This heritage railway is located, as it’s name suggests, in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.  It runs from Lydney Junction to Parkend stations with Norchard being the main station and the home of the museum, shop and new cafe, plus the locomotive restoration shed.
As there are many events on the DFR in 2017, we are not listing them separately but refer you to their website which gives information about the calendar, timetable and special events. There is a link on the website regarding ‘Days Out With Thomas’ and booking tickets for these days.
To reach the DFR at Norchard, near Lydney, use this postcode – GL15 4ET for your SatNav.
Please see the railway’s website for all you need to know.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) – Events in 2017
The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway located in the Cotswolds, running between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse stations.

Again, we are not listing the events on the GWR in 2017, but ask you to check their website for the full programme, timetables, ticket prices and further information.
The postcode for Toddington station is GL54 5DT for SatNav purposes.

Severn Valley Railway (SVR) – Events in 2017
The Severn Valley Railway is a 25 mile long heritage line running from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth.
Please check the website for the 2017 full programme, timetables, ticket prices and further information.

Weston-Super-Mare Train Show
15 January, 2017 opening times unknown
The Campus (behind Morrisons), Highland Lane, Locking Castle, Weston-Super-Mare, (no postcode)
Entrance – TBA. See The Show website for further information and tickets.

Scale ‘0’ Bristol Show
22 January, 2017 open from 10:00 to 16:00 (Doors open at 9:00 for refreshments and indoor waiting)
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
Entrance – TBA. See the BOGG website for further information and tickets
Organised by the Bristol ‘0’ Gauge Group (BOGG) and supported by the Gauge 0 Guild.

33rd Annual Model Railway Exhibition
4 February, 2017 open from 10:00 to 16:30
St Mary’s Church and Church Hall, Church Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5BG
Entrance – Adult £5.00, Senior £4.00, Accompanied under 16s FREE
Organised by the Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club

6th Model Railway Exhibition
12 February, 2017 open from 10:00 to 16:00
Monmouth Leisure Centre, Old Dixton Road, Monmouth, NP25 3DP
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Senior/Child £4.00; Family (2+2) £12.00
Layouts, Demonstrations and Trade Stands – possibly the largest Model Railway Exhibition in Wales
Organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth.

Cheltenham Model Railway Exhibition
1-2 April, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00 Sat/16:30 Sun
St. Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU
Entrance – Adult £4.00; Child £2.50; Family (2+2) £9.00 (Prices may be subject to change)
All profits go to Pied Piper Appeal (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital)
This is the first of two exhibitions in 2017 organised by Mike Walker for the GWR Modellers Group.
Further information can be found on the exhibition website.

Coleford Festival of Transport
Easter Bank Holiday Monday (each year)
Coleford town centre and Coleford Baptist Church
Please see the Coleford Festival of Transport website for more information about this event and Park and Ride facilities.

The South Wales 0 Gauge Show
22 April, 2017 open from 10:00 to 16:30
Lysaghts Institute, Orb Road, off Corporation Road, Newport, NP19 0RA
Entrance – Adult £6.00; Senior, Junior & Concessions £5.00
Visiting layouts, demonstrations, trade stands, disabled access & facilities, cafeteria and ample parking
Sponsored by the Gauge 0 Guild.

49th Bristol Model Railway Exhibition
28-30 April, 2017 open from Friday, 1:00 to 7:00, Saturday, 10:00 to 6:30, Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00
Please note that these opening times are from 2016 and may be subject to change.
Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 3JB
Organised by the Association of Model Railway Clubs Wales and West of England.

Steam and Country Show
29-30 April, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:30
Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth, NP25 5BA (For SatNav)
Entrance – Adults £6.00; Concessions £4.00; 12-16 years £3.00; Under 12s FREE (2016 rates)
Organised by the Border Counties Vintage Club Ltd who are celebrating their 42nd year.

Narrow Gauge Railway Society 66th AGM
13-14 May, 2017
All Saints Church Hall, Station Road, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SQ on 13 May at 3.00 p.m.
Visits to the West Lancashire Light Railway, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
There is a programme of events and visits over the weekend and full details are available on the NGRS website
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Bidford Vintage Gathering
13-14 May, 2017 opening times unknown
Entrance – unknown and, please note, there is a car parking charge for the public.
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road,  Bidford-on-Avon (On the B4085) – SatNav B50 4BG but see website notes.
See the Gathering’s website for full information and directions.

Spring Open Weekend at Lea Bailey Light Railway
13-14 May, 2017 open from 11:00 to 16:00
Society members available for chats. Car parking, tea and coffee available on site.
There will be the opportunity to also visit Clearwell Caves, Hopewell Colliery and Perrygrove Railway.
Lea Bailey Light Railway, HR9 5TY (approx) off B4224.

StowRail 2017 – Model Railway Exhibition
21 May, 2017 from 10:30 to 16:30
Entrance – Adults £2.50; Under 16s FREE
St Edward’s Hall, (in the town square), Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
See the Exhibition website for further information

Abergavenny Steam, Veteran and Vintage Rally
28-29 May, 2017 opening times unavailable
Bailey Park, Park Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5PR
Entrance – Adult £7.00; 12-17 years/Senior £4.00; Children 11 years and under FREE
See the Organiser’s website for more information.

Hucclecote Model Railway Show
17 June, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00
Hucclecote Methodist Church, 120 Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3QP (Stagecoach Route 10)
Entrance – Adult £4.00; Children FREE
Featuring layouts with a variety of scales and prototypes. Children’s hands-on layout.
Organised by the Hucclecote Methodist Church?

The Banbury Rally @ Bloxham 2017
24-25
June, 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00
Smiths Fields, Milton Road, Bloxham, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4HD
Entrance – See the Rally website (link below)
Organised by the Banbury Steam Society

MSRVS 32nd Annual Steam Rally
24-25 June, 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00
Tewkesbury Rugby Club Ground, The Moats, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PG
Entrance – See the Rally website (link below)
Organised by the Model Steam Road Vehicle Society MSRVS website

Bromyard Gala
24-25 June, 2017 from 09:00
The Burgess Farm, Avenbury, near Bromyard, HR7 4JY
Entrance – see the website (link below) for Daily, Weekend and Advance ticket prices. Caravan & Camping is also available.
Organised by the Bromyard Gala Committee.

Stourport-on-Severn 13th Vintage Steam Rally and Country Show
8-9 July, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00
Coney Green Farm, Ribbesford Road, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 0TE (B4194)
Entrance – Adults £6.00; Seniors £4.00; Children £2.00; Under 5s FREE
Organised by Steve & Pat Crump – Tel 01299 822032 or 07989 057049.

Lydney Harbour Day
Open day for 2017 unknown
A family day out at the Docks
For more information call Rob on 01600 716115
Organised by the Lydney Harbour Independent Trust.

Marcle Steam Rally
22-23 July, 2017 open from 9:00 to 17:00
Held on Rye Meadow, Much Marcle, nr Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2LX
Entrance – Adult £10.00; Under 16s FREE
FREE parking
Organised by Hereford Traction Engine & Vintage Club

Welland Steam and Country Rally
28-30 July, 2017 gates open from 9:30 to 17:00 daily
Held at Woodside Farm, Welland, Worcestershire, WR13 6NG (For SatNav)
Entrance – Adult £12.00; Child (11-16years) & Senior £10.00; Under 11s FREE. Tickets can be bought on-line
Pre-booked camping available
FREE Parking
Organised by the Ross-on-Wye Steam Engine Society Ltd

Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza – 42nd Annual Show
4-6 August, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00
Held on South Cerney Airfield, Northmoor Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5QD
Entrance – Friday Adult £7.00; Junior £4.00; Saturday or Sunday Adult £10.00; Junior £5.00; Weekend Adult £15.00; Junior £8.00; Family £35.00
Information Line: 01453 890891
Organised by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club
See the Extravaganza website for all details.

Model Railway Exhibition
19-20 August, 2017 open from 10:00 to 16:00
John Kyrle High School, Ledbury Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7ET
Entrance – Adult £4.00; Children £3.00; Family (2+2) £10.00
Organised by the Rotary Club of Ross-on-Wye

Camvintage Carmarthen Show
2-3 September, 2017 opening times unknown
Held at Carmarthen Showground, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Entrance – Adult £6.00 per day, Children up to 14 years FREE
See the Show website for more information.

Guildex 2017 – The 7mm event of the year!
2-3 September, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 16:00 on Sunday
International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
Entrance – £10 members; £15 non members Tickets valid for both days. All tickets admit purchaser, partner and two children under 16
Many layouts, demonstrations, trade stands and lots more…
Please go to the Gauge 0 Guild website for more information and advance ticket purchases. Also, the website gives details of other shows.

The National Electric Vehicle Show
According to their website the venue and date for the 2017 show is to be announced
Please refer to the ElectrAA website for full information about this event
Presented by ElectrAA (Malvern Hills Electric Automobile Association)

International N Gauge Show
9-10 September, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and 10.00 to 16:00 on Sunday
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN (Junction of A425/B4455)
Entrance – please see the website of on-line and on the day prices.
Featuring many N Gauge layouts and specialist suppliers.
See the N Gauge Show website for more information and advance ticket purchases.

6th Speech House Vintage Show
10 September, 2017
Entrance – Adult £5.00, Concessions £4.00, Children FREE* (*Must aged 15 and under and accompanied by an adult)
Speech House Hotel, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL
Organised by the Forest Vintage Vehicle and Machinery Club Ltd
See the club’s website for full information.

Alan Keef Ltd Steam-Up and Open Day
There will not be an Open Day in 2017.  Keep an eye on this page for details of the event in 2018.
Opening times to be announced
Lea Line, nr Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7LQ
Entrance – TBA (Supports charities)
Please go to the Alan Keef website for further updates.

Open Weekend at Lea Bailey Light Railway
(Usually in conjunction with the Alan Keef Open Day – 17-18 September, 2016 open from 11:00 to 16:00)
Society members available for chats. Car parking, tea and coffee available on site. “Driver for a Fiver”.
There will be the opportunity to also visit the Alan Keef Open Day and Perrygrove Gala Day.
Lea Bailey Light Railway, HR9 5TY (approx) off B4224.
Please go to the LBLR website for further information.

Model Railway Show
23-24 September, 2017 open from Saturday 11:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00
The Dean Academy, Church Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire (Satnav GL15 5DZ)
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Concession £4.50; Children under 16 £2.50; Family (2 adults & 3 children) £12.00
Refreshments and Free Parking
Organised by the Forest of Dean Model Railway Club
Please go to the FoD MRC website for further information.

Model Railway Exhibition
7 October, 2017 open from 10:00 to 16:30
Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 8DF (Close to M5 junction 9)
Entrance – Adult £6.00; 5-15s £3.00
Organised by the M5/M50 Narrow Gauge Modellers
Please see exhibition website for further information.

30th Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition
21-22 October, 2017 open from Saturday 10:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Bridge Road, Llandaf North, Cardiff, CF14 2JL
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Children under 12 FREE
Hot and Cold Refreshments and Free Parking
Please go to the exhibition website for further information.

Cotswold Model Railway Show
21-22 October, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00 Sat/16:00 Sun
Thomas Keble School, Eastcombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 7DY
Entrance – Adult £4.00; Child £2.50; Family (2+2) £10.00 (2016 rates)
Layouts to be confirmed
Free parking and Show Guide
Further information can be found on the show website.

Mid Wales Model Railway Show
28 October, 2017 open from 10:30 to 16:30
Town Hall, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7JQ
Entrance – Adult £4.00; accompanied children FREE
Organised by the Newtown Model Railway Society

Cheltenham Model Railway Exhibition
28-29 October, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00 Sat/16:30 Sun
St. Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU
Entrance – Adult £4.00; Child £2.50; Family (2+2) £9.00
This is the second of two exhibitions this year organised by Mike Walker for the GWR Modellers Group. All profits go to the Pied Piper Appeal.
Further information can be found on the exhibition website. Keep an eye on the website for exhibitions in 2018 and beyond.

49th Model Railway and Modelling Exhibition
18-19 November, 2017 open from 10:00 to 17:00 Sat/16:00 Sun)
The Chantry, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HB
Entrance – Adult £4.50; Child £2.00 (5-16); Family (2+2) £10.00
Organised by Thornbury and South Gloucestershire MRC
Further information can be found on the Club’s website.

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2017
25-26 November, 2017 open from 09:45 to 18:00 Sat/17:00 Sun
Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Entrance – Adult £16.00 (17+); Junior £9.50.00 (5-16); Family (2+3) £50.50 – these are rates for One Day only purchased on the door. There are cheaper rates for Two Days and tickets purchased in advance
The NEC charges £12.00 for parking (Subject to change)
Organised by Warley Model Railway Club
Over 90 layouts of all Gauges, demonstrations, trade and society stands
Further information can be found on the Show website.

 

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