16th December 2019 · ‘Branch AGM followed by member’s slides and images’

The December meeting was the usual one consisting of the branch AGM and member’s presentations with seasonal refreshments. The formal part consisted of a review of the year, which turned out to be one that ticked over nicely. This was followed by the election of the committee, which remained unchanged. Murray Lewis kicked off the entertainment with a look at the freight traffic on the S&C. He was followed by Andy Vernon, who went back to the 1980’s showing the variety of locomotives to be seen at the time. John Temple was next with his review of main line steam in the year. This time. the year was 1994. with scenes from three large events that happened at that time. John Hubbard followed with English narrow gauge from 2007. David Evans-Roberts raided the archive that of Colour-Rail for scenes of steam from the GWR stable from the 1950’s and 60’s. The last to show was Phil Darlaston with scenes from the 1980’s which. to use his words. “You can’t see now”. Our thanks are due to the various members who produced between them something for all tastes. A special word of thanks is also given to Nicola, who was in charge of the catering.