We meet on the first Friday of the month from September to May. All meetings are held at the Methodist Hall, Station Street,Bishop’s Castle, SY95AQ. They commence at 7.30 pm and finish approx. 10.00pm
FRIDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2018 at 7.30pm
HOW THE CANAL ALMOST CAME TO BISHOP`S CASTLE Professor Michael Rosenbaum returns to tell the story of how a canal was once considered for South Shropshire linking the Leominster with the Montgomery Canals
These were both constructed, although not completed as the promoters had originally intended. Funds could initially be raised, but it was two decades of war in foreign lands that delayed construction. With peace came the railways, which led to plans for rural canals to be abandoned forever. The talk will include details of how the canal would have been promoted locally and where it would have been constructed in the vicinity of Bishop’s Castle.
Friday 5th January 2018 at 7.30pm
PRESERVED STEAM On B.R. including the central Wales line – with Ron Davies
It is always a pleasure to welcome Ron back for the first talk of the new year. His extensive knowledge of railways guarantees an entertaining and informative evening.
Friday 1st December 7.30pm
Building the 81st Grange – Paul Appleton and David Huntbach
“From a Class of 80 locomotives no ‘Granges’ survived the cutters torch, a glaring omission in the ranks of preserved locomotives.
No. 6880 is under construction at the Llangollen Railway’s workshops so come and find out how the ‘Grange’ class locomotives became the ‘engineman’s engine’, why we have chosen to build Betton Grange, and hear about the progress we’ve made.”
November 3rd Constructing the Worcester to Hereford Railway – Gordon Wood
Constructing the Hereford and Worcester railway line: featuring Colwall-Malvern Tunnel, Ledbury Tunnel, River Severn Railway Bridge, Foregate Street Bridge, Rainbow Hill Bridge, Ledbury Viaduct, Malvern Link Station, Great Malvern Stati
The Society Display Boards and Sales Table will be out and about on :-
Rodington Model Railway Exhibition, Rodington Village Hall,Nr Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS. 10.30am to 4pm