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 Public Events

We run several events during the year that are open to the public to showcase some of our activities and to provide a good day out, especially for families.

For a list of this year’s events please click here.  To download a poster, please click Public Events Poster 2018

 

Forthcoming Events

Lecture – The Work of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wednesday 7th March   7.30pm in the Clubhouse

Free – non-members welcome

 

Lecture – Clock Making for Model Engineers

Wednesday 21st March    7.30 in the Clubhouse

Free – non-members welcome

 

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 4th April    7.30 in the Clubhouse

Members only

 

Recent Events

The Winter Meeting s Program is proving popular with recent lectures on ‘The Frome Hoard’ from the finder of the treasure and ‘Moving with Pickfords’, an illustrated history of the company from its 16th century origins.  The skittles evening and buffet was most enjoyable. All meetings are free and open to non-members.

 

Our “Meet Santa by Train” event was very well received, and over 100 children took a ride on a steam train to visit Santa in his Grotto.

 

The White Horse Model Engineering and Garden Railway Show in September was enjoyed by several hundred visitors.  Modellers made good use of the trade stands to replenish and enhance their hobby.   Riding the rails behind a live steam locomotive was very popular with visitors of all ages.

 

Our evening lectures are open to anyone with an interest, we heard about the Clifton Rocks Funicular Railway near the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and the history of the railway sandwich, railway catering since inception including catering the Royal Train, from the man responsible for it.

Last June a group of 25 members and partners spent a week on the Isle of Man, exploring everything that runs on rails, steam trains, electric trams, mountain trams and horse-drawn trams, though buses were useful at times for sightseeing.