April 24th 7:30pm
Paul Gregory - THE WESTON, CLEVEDON & PORTISHEAD RAILWAY
This month we have something of a change from Radio...
The Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway has become something of a legend amongst railway enthusiasts, together with its eccentric owner, Col. Stephens. The line opened in 1897 and Paul's talk looks at the reasons for building it and the trials and tribulations that occurred. He uses many historic photos to explore some of the stations, the motley collection of locomotives and rolling stock. The line closed in 1940 and the talk concludes with a look at what can be seen today.
All guests are welcome.
Room 7. The BAWA Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF
For details of how to get there see the map in this page, or for detailed directions take a look at the BAWA Centre web site.. driving-directions
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FUTURE MEETINGS: dates for your diary
April 24th Paul Gregory : Weston Clevedon & Portishead Light railway
May 22nd Paul Hyde G4CSD : Practical Radio Astronomy for Amateurs
June 26th Prof Cathryn Mitchell M0IBG : HF Propagation
July Summer social TBC
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