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PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS

2024 MEETINGS 
4th January -  Andy Colson -  " Railways Then & Now"
1st February -  PSOV
7th March -  David Cross
4th April -  Phil Waterfield -  Ken Wolley Tribute - "60  Years Behind the Lens".
2nd May -  Dave Hook with a variety of Steam DVD's
6th June -  Popular Annual Railway Quiz.
4th July -  John Dagley Morris "Steam north and south of the Border.
1st August Gavin Lake -"A Railway Rainbow"

5th September -  John Brooks -Images from the John Colton Collection.

3rd October  -  Robert Falconer  -  "Magic of the Settle and Carlisle".

7th November -  Paul Challenor with the Colour Rail Collection (Provisional).

5the December - Phil Waterfield - "Local Railways of the 1960's"


 
 
 
 
2023 Meetings
1st Feb -  Dave Richards - PSOV
1st March - Brian Holland - "Travels with a new camera"
22nd March - AGM - fol
lowed by a talk from Neil Taylor re progress on the new build 82045
5th April -  Bob Gellatly -  "O. Winston Link & the U.S. Norfolk and Western Railway"
May 3rd -  Phil Waterfield - "Local railways in the 1960's"
June 7th -  the ever popular RAILWAY QUIZ
July 5th - Michael Clemens
2nd August - Lucky Dip -  Richard Binding & Dave Hook slides
6th September - Tim Jeffcoate -  "Burton Brewery Railways"
4th October -  John Bagsahaw -  "The Somerset & Dorset Railway"
1st November -  Stephen Gay - "London to York"

6th December -  Phil Waterfield. -  Burton Scene in the 1960's
All above on the first Wednesday of the month, start time 19:30 hrs
 


CLUB MEMBERSHIP.Membership fees for the Society for 2023 are £5. 00 per annum, renewable in January each year.Admission to club nights is £2.00 for members and £4.00 for non members.




 

2022

5th January        The Settle and Carlisle by John Ellis.

2nd February     Preserved Steam on Video, PSOV by Dave Richards.

2nd March         A selection of colour rail images by Paul Chancellor.

16th March        Annual General Meeting,

                          followed by a presentation outlining the progress of the Great Central unification by Tom Ingall.

 

6th April             From Bristol to Swindon by Richard Binding.

4th May              From my brothers slide collection by John Dagley-Morris. (PLEASE NOTE: earlier 7pm start)

1st June             Annual Quiz by Chris Eaton and Dave Hook.

6th July               Railways Roundabout -steam at its best - Dave Hook with Adam Crick's photographs

3rd August         More Now and Then - Andy Colson

7th September   Stephen Gay

5th October        Les Nixon

2nd November   Gavin Lake

6th November    BURTON MODEL RAILEX (please see events page for further details)

7th December    Railway Miscellany - slides presented by Richard Binding

 

To see the archive of previous reports click here.

Programmes may change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Unless stated otherwise, meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Marston’s Social Club, and start at 7.30 pm.

A date shown in italics means the event is in addition to the normal monthly meetings and may start at a different time.

Visitors are welcome - admission £2 per person.

Location details.

Meetings are held at Marston’s Sports and Social Club, which is on the west side of Shobnall Road (B5234) in Burton. DE14 2BG


There is a free car park next to the Club. However, parking space cannot be guaranteed as other members of Marston's also use it and BRS members often arrive earliy to ensure parking for popular events.

Click here to view a map.

By Rail and foot

Burton-on-Trent can be reached by rail services operated by Cross Country Trains, most of which either start or pass through Derby or Birmingham New Street.

Directions to the Marston's Social Club from Burton Railway Station are as follows: turn left outside the station exit into Borough Road; turn left at the second set of traffic lights into Wellington Road; cross over the road; turn right at the roundabout into Shobnall Road [signed (B5234) Abbots Bromley]; at the next roundabout continue along Shobnall Road (3rd exit); then over the canal bridge, go beyond the brewery buildings on the left; cross over the road; finally turn left into the car park.  The entrance to the club is at the top of the ramp.

By Road

A38 from Lichfield : Take the slip-road for Burton South A5121; right at island; left at mini-roundabout A5121; straight on at next roundabout; turn left at next roundabout signed (B5234) Abbots Bromley; at next roundabout take third exit; then over the bridge, go beyond the brewery entrance and office buildings on your left and turn left into car park. The entrance to the club is at the top of the ramp.

A38 from Derby : Take the slip-road for Burton North A5121 [note that currently there is not a one mile advance warning sign, so in heavy traffic it is advisable to pull into the nearside lane after crossing the River Dove]; continue straight on signed Burton A5121 - then Abbots Bromley (B5234) - and then Lichfield (A38); in one-way section move into right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights at T-junction; left at the next lights (A38) Lichfield; at roundabout turn right, signed (B5234) Abbots Bromley; at next roundabout take third exit; then over the bridge, go beyond the brewery entrance and office buildings on your left and turn left into car park. The entrance to the club is at the top of the ramp.

A511 from Ashby de la Zouch : Follow signs for A511 Burton; over River Trent, straight on following sign for Uttoxeter (A50) until going over railway bridge; at roundabout turn left signed Abbots Bromley (B5234), then Lichfield (A38); turn right at traffic lights at T-junction; left at the next lights (A38) Lichfield; at roundabout turn right signed (B5234) Abbots Bromley; at next roundabout take third exit; then over the bridge, go beyond the brewery entrance and office buildings on your left and turn left into car park. The entrance to the club is at the top of the ramp.

A50 from Uttoxeter : Take slip-road for A511 Burton and follow A511 signs until roundabout in Burton at the junction with A5121; turn right on to A5121 [signed (B5234) Abbots Bromley; then as directions above for A511 from Ashby.

A444 from Nuneaton : Entering Staffordshire, continue along A444 and descend to the bottom of the hill; at roundabout go straight on signed (A38) Lichfield; then follow (A38) signs over the river and through 2 roundabouts, after going over the railway bridge; at roundabout continue straight on signed (B5234) Abbots Bromley; at next roundabout take third exit; then continue over the bridge, go beyond the brewery entrance and office buildings on your left and turn left into car park. The entrance to the club is at the top of the ramp.
 

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