Our seventeenth Branch AGM took place on Monday 9th March. The format that has become traditional over the years was repeated this year, in that the formalities of the AGM were disposed of quickly to allow time for the photographic competition and a selection of photographs from members. In his opening remarks, Chairman Chris Meredith summarised the Branch’s activities during the past year and each of the Branch Officers reported on his own aspect. Chris Meredith, Peter Wilson, Jeremy Harrison and Andrew Jones were re-elected to their respective posts, and Rob Burridge agreed to augment the committee and was warmly welcomed. After the break for refreshments, entries for the photographic competition organised by Andrew were viewed and voted on by members present. The winning entry – below – was Jeremy Harrison’s shot of the Society’s “own” locomotive, Schools class 4-4-0 No. 30925 Cheltenham, working hard through Chawton Woods between Alton and Medstead on the Mid Hants Railway on 2nd February this year. The others are also below. Finally Alan Walters showed some superb photographs of East German express locomotives including the famous Class 01 pacifics in around 1972, the Majorcan rail system and main line steam in Britain.