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THE SOCIETY’S MIDLANDS REUNION, SPRING 2018


The Committee is pleased to announce that the Society is organising a Midlands event, in the style of our Winter Rendezvous, next April. This is in addition to Lenham 2018 and follows comments and suggestions received last year in our membership consultation. The details to date are as follows: 

 Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018 
 Venue: The Aston Court Hotel, Derby opposite Derby station. There is good parking available. 
 Format: Two meeting rooms will be used, one for an exhibition of layouts, trade and other stands. 

We are delighted to say that Mers-Les-Bains and Marmagne will be among the layouts present. In the second room, a programme of talks and slideshows will be presented. Our guest speaker will be author and broadcaster Andrew Martin, who will also have some of his books for sale. Catering: The hotel offers a range of food, from sandwiches to a full meal. Accommodation: The hotel has offered rooms at a discounted rate of £64 per night for double occupancy and £52 for single, both including breakfast. We can make a provisional booking which will need to be confirmed or cancelled 2 or 3 months in advance. 
Organiser Roger Allen: roger.allen1@btinternet.com; telephone 01689 871604

Society Sales Stand

 The Society sales stand will be at the following events.

Feb 24/25th
Southampton Eurotrack                                    More details here   (This is a two day event)

Cromford (East Midlands Stand)

March 24/25th
Alexandra  Palace                                               More details here

April 14/15th
Corsham, Wiltshire (East Midlands Stand)     More detail here  


 

 
 For further information contact the Sales Officer at sales@frenchrailwayssociety.org

Presentations

Society members are welcome to attend the events below (a small fee may be payable) 

06/02/2018 19:30 Mid-Hants Surbiton                                                                      Baie de Somme Steam Festivals 
 Surbiton Hill Methodist Church, 39 Ewell Rd. Surbiton KT6 6A 

12/02/2017 19:30 RCTS Croydon                                                                                 Paris RER system 
 Small Hall, United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon CR0 5LP https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/croydon/events.htm 
28/02/2018 19:30 RCTS Chichester                                                                           The History of railways in Paris  
Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ, https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/chichester/events.htm?id=chichester/events 

 29/03/2018 19:30 Stevenage Locomotive Society                                                  London to Paris by Train                              Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, SG1 1XN
 http://stevenagelocosociety.co.uk/ ,
For further details please contact Michael Bunn. e-mail:mike.bunn@hotmail.co.uk
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