Windsor and Maidenhead [MHD]

Sir Nicholas Winton statue at Maidenhead Station

Welcome to the Windsor & Maidenhead branch of the Society.

We hold regular indoor meetings between September and May each year which are open to all, and occasional outdoor visits for members in the local area.

Windsor & Maidenhead branch meetings are held at Cox Green Community Centre, Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3AX, two miles west of Maidenhead town centre. Meetings commence at 19:30 and conclude around 21:45.  Parking is available onsite.

No admission is charged but we kindly request a donation of £2 to cover expenses. We serve refreshments during an interval at all meetings.

A selection of Society publications and member donated secondhand books are available for perusal and purchase, together with more information about the Society and its activities.

Most of our meetings this year are planned to be on a hybrid basis (in person at Cox Green and streaming live using Zoom). Please see the meeting listings for how to register and join online.

Our meetings are open to all members and non members and are very sociable too!

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Steve Ollive
tel: 01628 824679

Sally Goddard
tel: 07876 663864

David Goddard
tel: 07961 563768

Web Coordinators
John Fitzgerald and Bob Horner

Meeting reports

Czech Railways Today

21 May 2024

Our last home meeting of the season was Czech Railways today presented by Robert Pritchard of Platform 5 fame. Robert is the author of the Czech and Slovak railways stock…

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South Western Railway Update

18 Apr 2024

At our meeting on 26th February, Steve Tyler, Performance and Planning Director at South Western Railway, gave an update on the latest developments at that busiest of train operators. These…

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An Evening With Father’s Slides

27 Jan 2024

On 22nd January the branch enjoyed an evening of nostalgia when David Cross, the son of Derek Cross, gave us “An Evening With Father’s Slides”. Derek Cross was one of…

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The Great Train Robbery

05 Dec 2023

At our meeting on 27th November, the guest speaker, Ian Boskett, gave a witty and informative talk, aided by props and photographs, his subject being the Great Train Robbery on…

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East Anglia in transition – 1980s to date

09 Nov 2023

Our October meeting featured an old friend in John Day who presented The Railways of East Anglia in transition from the 1980’s.  John’s employment enabled him to travel widely over…

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The Great Marlow Railway

18 Jul 2023

Our last meeting of the season was our joint meeting with the Marlow Railway Society at Bourne End.  Mike Walker addressed a well filled room and on line audience on…

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GWR Marlow Branch 150 Celebrations

27 Jun 2023

Tuesday 27th June 2023 saw the 150th anniversary celebration of the Marlow Branch by Great Western Railway. Class 165 no: 165122 received decals showing the Marlow Branch and spent the…

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The 1968 Hixon Level Crossing Disaster

31 May 2023

For our last branch meeting of the season on 22 May we welcomed Malcolm Garner, who took as his subject the Hixon level crossing disaster of 6 January 1968. Malcolm…

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A Railway Life (Why I’m grey!) – Cliff Perry MBE

05 Mar 2023

At the February Hybrid meeting we welcomed back Cliff Perry to present A Railway Life (Why I’m grey!).  Cliff started by giving us a precis of his railway career, starting…

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Railways of New Zealand

24 Jan 2022

At the January Hybrid meeting our speaker was Colin Brading who presented Railways of New Zealand. Colin started by explaining that this was based on a trip he did in…

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London and Westwards – photographs from the Ken Nunn collection

25 Oct 2021

Presenter: Jeremy Harrison Our October Zoom meeting speaker was Jeremy Harrison who presented London and Westwards – photographs from the Ken Nunn collection.  Jeremy started with a background to the photographic…

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17 June 2021 · Southern Locomotives Limited

17 Jun 2021

Presenter: Nick Thompson At the June joint meeting with the Marlow and District Railway Society our speaker was Nick Thompson of Southern Locomotives Limited who talked to us about their…

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22 March 2021 · Western Enterprise

22 Mar 2021

Colin Brading, our speaker was a lifelong railwayman who had received his training in the original Temple Meads building in Bristol. As such he was more than qualified to talk…

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22 February 2021 · Creating a Railway Timetable

22 Feb 2021

Presenter: Gawain Nicholson For our February meeting we were joined by Gawain Nicholson, Assistant Permanent Diagramming Manager for Great Western Railway, to present “Creating a Railway Timetable”. Gawain went through…

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25 January 2021 · The Restoration of 34081 92 Squadron

25 Jan 2021

Presenter: Dr Steve Lacey Our first Zoom meeting of 2021 saw Dr Steve Lacey, Chairman of Hitchin Branch, talk to us about 34081 “92 Squadron”. Steve started by giving us…

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21 December 2020 · Branch AGM followed by “A-Z of Swiss Railways” final part

21 Dec 2020

Our AGM was held on 21st December and was opened by our chairman Steve Ollive who welcomed everybody to the Zoom call. As with all aspects of the Society, Zoom…

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23 November 2020 · That Was The Year that Was · 1966

23 Nov 2020

Presenter: Geoff Plumb No fewer than 82 people signed in on Zoom to join our November virtual meeting, including one from Canada! They were rewarded with a wide-ranging collection of…

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26 October 2020 · The Beauty of Transport

26 Oct 2020

Presenter: Daniel Wright For our virtual meeting in October we welcomed Daniel Wright, whose talk was entitled “The Beauty of Transport”. By profession Daniel is a transport planner, and he…

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