Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City [HTC]
Welcome to the Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Branch.
We meet twice per month, once at Hitchin and once at Digswell, Welwyn, except for August when we make an outdoor visit.
The Hitchin meetings are held, in the evening, at Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin SG5 2EE on the second Tuesday of each month except August. Doors open at 19:00 with the featured presentation from 19:30 to 22:00 (approx).
The Welwyn Garden City meetings are held, in the afternoon, at the Digswell Village Church Hall, Warren Way, Digswell, Welwyn AL6 0DH on the last (third in December) Tuesday of each month (except August). Doors open at 13:30 with the featured presentation from 14:00 to 16:30 (approx).
Our meetings generally take the form of presentations on varied aspects of railway history and operational practice. The requested donations (£3 for members and £5 for non-members) include tea/coffee & biscuits during an interval in the presentation and entry into a raffle draw.
The meetings also offer the opportunity to browse and buy from a wonderful selection of hundreds of pre-owned railway books at bargain prices.
All are welcome to join us.
The Branch has a monthly e-newsletter Railway Ramblings.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list please contact Steve Lacey, Branch Chairman at email@example.com
2023 - NEW WGC VENUE
Branch meetings previously shown as Welwyn Garden City will be held at Digswell Village Church Hall, Warren Way, Digswell, Welwyn AL6 0DH
All meetings are "live" events.
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Earlier copies of "Railway Ramblings" are available from the editor.
"Railway Ramblings" was first issued in August 2019
(replacing the earlier newsletters "The Hitchin Flyer" and "Garden City Express").
A presentation by Paul Chancellor. Our evening with Paul Chancellor on his 9th Colour-Rail journey proved to be a great evening, we did not see all of Paul’s 132.000 images…Read More
The Narrow-Gauge Steam Railways of Nepal and Pakistan A Presentation by Geoff Warren At our first live meeting back at Welwyn Garden City since December 2020 we were…Read More
A local subject, in the form of “The Varying Fortunes of the Hatfield to St. Albans Railway” with Alistair Cameron, was our subject for this afternoon’s meeting via Zoom. Unfortunately,…Read More
Continuing with our Zoom meetings currently, this evening we welcomed Rob Morland of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust to talk to us about the current new build of a P2…Read More
A presentation by David Jackman Instead of the joys of the church hall, the Welwyn Garden City meeting this month was by Zoom. Up to 39 people joined for…Read More
This evening we welcomed Andy Davies the Society Archivist to our Hitchin meeting ably assisted by Irene Rabbitts. The evening was split into two parts, Andy first talked to us…Read More