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A member has a David Wright limited edition and signed print, entitled' Summer Showers', set on Blackpool station. It has a certificate of authenticity. Its is in a dark wood frame size 28"wide by 26". For sale. If necessary it can be delivered locally, locally but if further afield buyer collect. If delivery required price is £28, if buyer collects £25.
If interested , contact committee member Chris Eaton on Club night to liaise with the seller.


 

BURTON MODELRAILEX TO RETURN IN 2023.

Following a recent meeting with the 1st Rolleston Scout group, we are pleased to advise that there will be a Burton Railway Society Modelrailex in 2023,

You will recall that our 2022 event was cancelled at short notice following the closure of the National Brewery Centre.

The Rolleston Scout Building has been booked for our event for

                SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2023.

The exhibition will be held on the two floors of this building, and we are anticipating an excellent day featuring a number of local layouts, and relevant trade attendance.  Open 10.00 until 16.00.

 

Further details can be obtained from chriseatoncj@gmail.com or at the next clubnight.

Tickets can now be purchased online by visiting the Rolleston Scout website, on www.rollestonscouts.org.uk/tickets.

FUNERALS.
The funerals of deceased members Alan Farnfield and Ken Woolley will take place at Bretby Crematorium on Thursday 23rd March at 12.25 and 3pm respectively.

GREAT CENTRAL MEMORIUM DAY FOR MARK RATCLIFFE

Organised by Pam Ratcliffe, a nunber of Society Members, along with friends and members of the family, gathered at Loughborugh Central station on Sunday 30th October, for a "farewell ride " to clebrate the life of  Mark, and for his family to perform a final farewell as his ashes were dispersed from the loco, 48305 (one of Mark's favourite classes), at Swithland reservoir. 

Pam had organised a charter coach for the party, which was revealed as the Observation Saloon attached to the rear of the 12.50 departure. All the party enjoyed the company on what was a very fitting occasion to the memory of our late Chairman

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
The AGM of the Society will take place on WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH 2023, at our usual venue, Marstons Sports and Social Club.
Start time is 19:30 hrs, and please bring
your membership cards.
Neil Taylor from the 82045 Build Group will be giving an update on progress so for in the building of the BR Standard 3 tank, after the meeting. Members will recall that this was our chosen charity for 2022, and the cheque for this will be presented at the end of the  evening.

 

Preserved Railway DVD's

 Tom Gil has contacted us as follows

I have about 48 preserved railway dvds that were taken by Roy Brooks they were given to me as back up for the originals I wondered if as Roy was a member someone in BRS might like them e-mail me if interested they can be collected from Ashby

Email: sgtdibble@yahoo.co.uk

Car Parking at Marstons Club. July 2022,
We have been advised that additional car parking is available on the sports field at the club, access from the lower right hand side as you enter. This is subject to ground conditions at the time and common sense should apply.

For information on proposed visits and events, click on 'Events'

 BREAKING NEWS !

 Please be aware that commencing 21st JULY 2022 until approx 14th SEPTEMBER 2022, Shobnall Road will be complete closed to traffic at the Albion Hotel going up towards the Henhurst. Access to Marstons club will remain as far as is known, but obviously traffic flow will be affected.

BRS NEWS - 8 JANUARY

 

GREETINGS: A happy New Year and best wishes for 2020 to all our members.                                                                                 

TONIGHT: Making his first visit to BRS, we’re pleased to welcome Bryan Longbone with his show: “A Centenary of Doncaster Station & Associated Life.”

RAILWAY CHARITY FOR 2020. Our new railway charity for 2020 is “The Friends of Rolleston Station.” Looking forward to 2021 we need to choose a Railway Based Charity for 2021 and this decision will be taken at our A.G.M. on Wednesday 18 March, so far only one suggestion has been made and that is to support the new build 82045 on the Severn Valley Railway. If you have an alternative idea, please see me tonight. After the AGM we’ll present the cheque to members of the Great Central Bridge the Gap Team who in turn will give us an update on the project.

NEXT SHOW P. S.O.V 2019. By tradition our February slot is always allocated to Preserved Steam on the Main Line by Dave Richards & Karl Jauncey, make sure you have enough money with you to buy your copy.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS: Dave Hook has membership cards ready for those who haven’t collected them yet & he’ll also take payment from members. 

SNOWBALL DRAW: There will be a Snowball draw tonight for those members who’ve already paid; the prize will be £20.

NEW MODEL RAILWAY SHOP

Opened in Sudbury, Derbyshire dealing mainly in second-hand OO gauge and stocking a good range of locomotives, wagons, coaches, track and accessories. It can also carry out repairs and servicing. Address: Sudbury Junction, Lord Vernon's Old Offices, Sudbury Courtyard, Sudbury Hall, Sudbury, Derbys DE6 5HS. (2 minutes from the A50 and A515). Open Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Tel. 07789-147005 & 07452-955664.

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