MEETING REPORT 14th DECEMBER 2022
Our December meeting was planned to be the attended, traditional Christmas social. However, the inclement weather in Sheffield and elsewhere precluded this, so we reverted to a virtual ‘Zoom’ get together. A small but very welcome group of members/guests, were firstly treated to a presentation ’60 years of railway snaps’ by branch secretary, Jim Bryant. Starting with his early years at Weston-super-Mare this moved from local scenes to other locations at home and abroad, the latter drawing particularly on holidays spent in France. A second instalment, with an emphasis on miniature railways was 'threatened' for next Xmas! The second part of the evening was devoted to a quiz, being played as competitively as ever. Branch chairman – Derek Stuckey offered an intriguing first part, listing a number of places in England & Wales, and asking if they had city or town status? One stalwart managed to achieve maximum points! There followed a presentation of slides by Fixtures Secretary – Robert Pritchard, asking for various railway locations to be identified (including abroad). Some were fiendishly difficult! However a winner was declared and a varied and enjoyable evening was brought to a close.