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SOUTH HAMPSHIRE BRANCH MEETINGS

The South Hampshire branch of the Southern Electric Group, and the southern area of the Light Rail Transit Association hold joint meetings in Eastleigh. Anyone with an interest in railways and tramways is very welcome.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at the Eastleigh Railway Institute in Romsey Road, starting at 19.30. This venue is close to the railway and bus stations, and ample parking is nearby. We request a £3 donation to cover costs. Please note that the meeting room is on the first floor accessed only via stairs.

2024

Please note that the April and May meetings will be held at The Junction Church, 41 – 47 High Street, Eastleigh, SO50 5LG on the 2nd floor.

Tuesday 2nd April – “Gosling’s Gallivants 2023” – Paul Gosling will show slides illustrating his transport related activities in that year.

Tuesday 7th May – Roger Manley shares some of his recently digitalised cine films

Tuesday 4th June – Members digital images. (We hope to hold this Meeting at The Eastleigh Institute as normal)

Guests are welcome to join the meetings, so please encourage your friends to join us.

The South Hampshire Branch, in conjunction with the Southern area of the Light Rail Transit Association, normally hold their joint meetings at The Eastleigh Railway Institute in Romsey Road, SO50 9FE and start at 19:30, on the first Tuesday of every month. Anyone with an interest in railways and tramways is very welcome. The venue is a short walk from the railway and bus stations and there is ample parking nearby.

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There is a charge of £3.00 to cover meeting costs and light refreshments are available at the Institute. Visitors and prospective new members are invited to attend. For further information about South Hampshire Branch meetings please contact John Goodrich, the South Hampshire Branch Secretary.  email to southhantsbranch@southernelectric.org.uk

Please mention the Southern Electric Group website when making enquiries or attending meetings for the first time.

SUSSEX BRANCH MEETINGS

 Providing there are no further restrictions the following meetings will be held at the Southwick Community Centre. BN42 4TE between 7.30 & 10 pm.

2024

April 8th – A G M. Followed by a further selection of Mike Stringer’s slide
Presented by David Start.

May 13th – Paul Snelling. Title to follow

June 10th – The Shropshire & Montgomery railway. Mike Slamo.

July 8th – Narrow gauge miscellany on film. Keith Carter.

August 12th – A photographic ramble around the U.K. and Europe. Simon Jeff’s.

September 9th – Exmouth, Devon and West Somerset. Derek Osborne.

October 14th – Vacant

November 11th – A celebration of Signal Boxes. Andrew Marshall.

December 9th – Members evening.

The Centre is located a few 100 yards north of Southwick railway station, there is limited parking on site but ample nearby. Entry is free for members; a donation of £3, to help cover expenses is requested from visitors. Sometimes late changes are unavoidably made to the programme, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

All meetings normally take place in the DEALL Room at Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street, Southwick, Sussex, BN42 4TE (a short walk from Southwick Railway Station) and commence at 19:30, finishing around 22:00. There is limited car parking on site and opposite.

For further information about the Sussex Branch meetings please contact Peter Jones the Sussex Branch Secretary. email to sussexbranch@southernelectric.org.uk

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