Events

Indoor meetings

We are now pleased to announce the resumption of our normal meeting programme for the 2021/22 Session.  Obviously this is conditional upon government guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and should our plans need to be amended then details will be posted here at the earliest opportunity.

In the light of our positive experience of the programme of virtual meetings that we have hosted during the past year it is quite possible that such meetings may form part of our ‘offer’ during the year ahead.  Again details will be posted here.

For a variety of reasons and in the light of feedback received from branch members from the recent questionnaire, henceforth our meetings – as in 2020/21 – will be held on a monthly basis from September till April/May.  We have had to shift our regular meeting time to the 2nd Wednesday of each month (although please note there are some exceptions) at the Scout Headquarters in Trippet Lane.  The start time for evening meetings remains at 7pm for 7.30pm, and for afternoon meetings 1.45pm for 2pm.

Wednesday 29th September
Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippet Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EL
 Face-to-face   The Slides of Alan Lovecy
Part 1 of a series drawn from the collection of our late former Chairman/Secretary
Andy Barclay
Alan was Secretary and subsequently also Chairman of the Sheffield Branch for many years before his untimely death in 2019. He had held held a succession of jobs on the railways from early days at Stratford and was a Manager under BR at Tinsley Motive Power Depot in Sheffield.  Andy will present a wide selection of Alan’s slides, both some taken during his work and from his trips around the UK

19:30
Wednesday 13th October
Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippet Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EL
 Face-to-face  Sentinel shunters and railcars
Paul Abell
Paul will look at the wide variety of railway vehicles which used Sentinel steam engine technology, and the ways in which they evolved over 30 years of development.

19:30
Wednesday 10th November
Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippet Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EL
 Face-to-face  All things Northern Trains
Pete Myers
Northern’s Client & Stakeholder Manager joins us. Northern’s Class 195s are now very much in evidence around Sheffield and Pete will update us on the introduction of these new trains. He will also give an overview of what Northern does and talk about how the pandemic affected passenger numbers and how the company is recovering from it. There will be an opportunity to have your say at a question and answer session.

19:30
Wednesday 8th December
Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippet Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EL
 Face-to-face  Christmas Social
Derek Stuckey
Christmas Social
Firstly our Chairman, Derek Stuckey, will give a short presentation on Station adoption – the ups and downs! based on his personal experience.
This will be followed by a succession of brief presentations of members’ slides.
Finally there will be a pre-Christmas quiz and – prevailing regulations permitting – festive refreshments.

19:30

The following are our normal arrangements:

Sheffield – evening meeting meetings are held at Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippett Lane. Sheffield S1 4EL, commencing at 19.00 for a prompt 19:30 start A donation of £ 2.00 members / £ 3.00 non-members is requested.

Sheffield – afternoon meeting meetings are held at Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippett Lane. Sheffield S1 4EL, commencing at 13:45 for a prompt 14:00 start. Car Parking is NOT available for afternoon meetings A donation of £ 2.00 members / £ 3.00 non-members is requested.

Last updated: 30th August