West of England [WEN]

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Welcome to the pages of the West of England Branch of the RCTS, which is a geographically extensive branch, covering the area from Taunton to Penzance, we are based in Exeter, and hold meetings on the Second Saturday of the month, from October to April. At present meetings are limited as things return to normal following the pandemic. Past members of the branch have been Terry Nicholls, Peter Gray who regularly entertained us with excellent presentations and we have many other members who have continued this tradition. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Chair, David Mitchell or Secretary, Charles Woodland

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Venues

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Contacts

Secretary
Charles Woodland
tel: 07768 662331
email: westofengland@rcts.org.uk
1 Iolanthe Drive Whipton Exeter EX4 9DZ

Chairman

David Mitchell
tel: 01392 431264
email: woechair@rcts.org.uk
12 Colleton Mews, St Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4AH

Treasurer

David Hunt

Web Co-ordinator

David Dornom
tel: 01363 84385
email: woeweb@rcts.org.uk
Larkhill, Yeoford, Devon EX17 5JF

Meeting reports

AGM followed by Alan Hopkins :‘From Euston to the North in the Days of Steam’

09 Jan 2022

On 8th January we held our AGM which 15 members attended; however as it covered a period when there were no branch activities due to the pandemic, there was little…

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Westcountry Blues, Barry Jones

15 Dec 2021

On 11th December we welcomed Barry Jones who gave us a digital presentation entitled ‘Westcountry Blues’. As suggested by the title, this mainly comprised scans of slides taken of BR…

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‘From the River Tamar to Tiverton Junction through the Years’

07 Dec 2021

We held our first meeting since March 2020 on 13th November, and as our previous venue is currently not available we used a new location which proved superior in every…

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14th March 2020 · ’49 Not Out’

19 Mar 2020

Presenter: Bob Bradley On the 14th March West of England Branch member Bob Bradley presented a traditional slide show entitled ’49 Not Out’, the title referring to him having taken…

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8th February 2020 · ‘Changing Landscapes

08 Feb 2020

Presenter: Barry Jones On the 8 February the West of England Branch welcomed Barry Jones for the first time when he showed a PowerPoint presentation entitled ‘Changing landscapes’. After a…

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11th January 2020 · Branch AGM followed by ‘Railways of North Staffordshire’

11 Jan 2020

Presenter: Alan Hopkins The West of England Branch AGM was held on 11 January with ten in attendance. Much of the agenda was followed with relatively little comment though once…

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14th December 2019 · ‘Railways in a Yorkshire Landscape’

14 Dec 2019

Presenter: Stephen Gay Stephen Gay is always a welcome visitor to the West of England branch and on 14th December he paid his eighth visit since 2001 to present “Railways…

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9th November 2019 · ‘Backtracking around Plymouth’

09 Nov 2019

Presenter: Bernard Mills On 9th November Bernard Mills took the West of England branch ‘Backtracking around Plymouth’, a talk based on one of his books that covers the western side…

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12th October 2019 · ‘From Whiteball to the River Tamar’

12 Oct 2019

Presenter: David Mitchell On 12th October David Mitchell presented ‘From Whiteball to the River Tamar’ to the West of England branch. This was a photographic tour along Devon’s main line…

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11th May 2019 · ‘Strictly Freight Only Part 2’

11 May 2019

Presenter: Brian Ringer On 11th May the West of England branch welcomed the return, after exactly a year, of Brian Ringer with Part 2 of his ‘Strictly Freight Only’ talk…

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13th April 2019 · ‘Saltash Auto to HST’

13 Apr 2019

Presenter: Terry Nicholls On 13th April the West of England branch welcomed the return of one of our founding members when Terry Nicholls presented ‘From Saltash Auto to HST’. As…

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