WC&P Railway Group

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Remembering a unique railway - the Weston. Clevedon & Portishead.


We are the only group dedicated solely to this railway.

 

Previous Talks


This page is a record of all our previous talks for reference:


Speaker

Subject

2017

15 September 2017

Lionel Jones

A History of the West Somerset Railway

28 July 2017

Alan Freke

"The GWR Badminton Line – How it was built and used"

19 May 2017

Howard Parker

The Vale of Berkeley Railway

24 March 2017

Arthur Turner

"Narrow Gauge in Great Britain"

27 January 2017

Brian Arman

"A Broad Gauge Journey" (Paddington to Swindon)

2016

25 November 2016

Ian Bennett

"Last days of the S&D"

23 September 2016

Lionel Jones

"Railways, Yesterday & Today"

15 July 2016

Trevor Riddle

"Locomotives that Colonel Stephens might have bought"

6 May 2016

Tony Bagwell

"Fading Images" – Swiss and local railway images

04 March 2016

Elizabeth Rhodes

Social history 1885-1950 entitled "Life before teabags"

29 January 2016

Mark Youngman

Great Western Railway

2015

27 November 2015

Alan Cooper

Nostalgic trains and trams of the Isle of Man

11 September 2015

Trevor Riddle

"Steam around Northampton"

17 July 2015

Elaine Robinson from Network Rail

The electrification of the London Paddington to South Wales Line

8 May 2015

Kyle Bosworth

"The 4472 Flying Scotsman trip to America"

27 March 2015

Clive Burlton

"Trenches to Trams" – from the trenches of WW1 to working with Bristol Tramways

30 January 2015

Terry Temlett

The Somerset & Dorset Railway – The Branch & its Twigs

2014

28 November 2014

Brian Margetson

Trains, Trams and Trolleys on the West Coast of the USA

19 Sept 2014

Ian Bennett

The Southern in the 60s

25 July 2014

Brian Lomas

"Tram-Trains – Fad or future?"

23 May 2014

Christopher Redwood

Chronicling the WC&PR - part 2

28 March 2014

Peter Triggs

Scenic Railways in the South West

24 January 2014

Richard Harman

Cheddar Valley & East Somerset Railways

2013

29 November 2013

Terry Nicholls

Cine films on Vintage Bristol in the 1960s and the Somerset & Dorset

20 September 2013

Eric Miles

Somerdale Railway & Recovery of the Sentinel.

26 July 2013

Bob Edwardes

Living with Lizzie

24 May 2013

Roy Ball

My life on the Western footplate Part 2

15 March 2013

Christopher Redwood

Chronicling the WC&PR

18 January 2013


 Meeting cancelled due to snow

2012

29 November 2012

Alan Cooper

Brian Margetson

'Snowdon Spectacular'

'The heavy end of my Collection'

7 September 2012

Terry Temlett

The Somerset and Dorset Railway - The Bath Extension

13 July 2012

Peter Adams

The Dean Forest Railway

11 May 2012

Mike Oakley

Somerset stations Then & Now

23 March 2012

Roy Ball

My life on the GWR Footplate

20 January 2012

Ian Bennett

The Early Preservation Scene in the 1970s and ‘80s

2011

25 November 2011

Alan Cooper

Reflections of a Railway - The story of the WC&P

2 September 2011

John Baxter

Midsomer Norton - from Sabotaged & Defeated to Slow & Dirty once again

15 July 2011

Peter Davey

The Clifton Rocks Railway

13 May 2011

Paul Gower

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

18 March 2011

Roy Ball

Right Away to Chippenham

28 January 2011

Ian Bennett

Railways of the Isle of Wight

2010

26 November 2010

Nigel Coombes

Paddle Steamers of the Bristol Channel

10 September 2010

Roy Patterson

Pre-Beeching Branch Lines in Colour

16 July 2010

Brian Margetson

The Bristol & South Wales Union Railway

14 May 2010

Ian Bennett

The Somerset & Dorset Railway in the 1960s

26 March 2010

Greg Hunt

WC&PR Route Survey

22 January 2010

Maurice Dudman

Bygone Bristol - A Steam Lover’s Paradise

2009

20 November 2009

Tony Ward

The Railways of Colonel Stephens

14 August 2009

Ian Bennett

Railways of North Somerset

15 May 2009

Mike Oakley

Stations North of Temple Meads

20 February 2009

Douglas Lindsay

The Ffestiniog Railway

2008

20 November 2008

Brian Margetson

Royal Portbury Docks

15 August 2008

Peter Davey

Around Weston by Tram

16 May 2008

Jerry Nichols

The Docks & Railways of Portishead

28 February 2008

Brian Margetson

Britain’s Disappearing Ferries

2007

22 November 2007

Mike Oakley

Railway Stations in the North Somerset Area

Ashcombe Road station

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