Meetings

Upcoming events are shown below. Past events are not displayed here. Events are ordered by soonest first.

Coronavirus and LRTA meetings
The well-being and security of our members and supporters is a priority for the Association and with this in mind the LRTA is following advice from the National Governments within the UK . Some physical meetings are now being held by some Local Areas whilst others continue with online meetings; see the list below for details. Functional Groups are holding their meetings online only or as hybrid physical/online meetings.

Members are encouraged to keep in touch and engage via our discussion groups. There is an ongoing review of the situation as Government advice is revised.

Members’ online meetings
All LRTA Members are welcome to join the Members’ online meetings that are being hosted on the Zoom platform and organised centrally. For further details of these talks and how to register, go to the Members’ Online Meetings page for details and bookings.

Future online and physical meetings following those shown below can be viewed here.

07 Feb 23

Southampton, 19.30, Mark Greening: Rail in southern England in the early 1990s (LRTA/SEG)

Eastleigh Railway Institute, £3.

08 Feb 23

Sussex 19.40pm: AGM followed by Milan Trams and Trolleybuses (TLRS)

Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TE. Contact sussex@tlrs.info. £2.00

15 Feb 23

Online 16:00, Carl Isgar: The Tramways of Portugal (LRTA)

Online Zoom Meeting - see https://www.lrta.org/get-involved/meetings/members-online-meetings/ for further Information

18 Feb 23

Taunton 14.00. David Edwards: USA in 2022 (TLRS)

West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8NE. Contact westofengland@tlrs.info. £2.00 incl. light refreshments

20 Feb 23

Merseyside 1530. Tramway & Trolley Bus closures 1951/1952 by Martin Jenkins (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

20 Feb 23

Merseyside 1930 Tramway & Trolley Bus closures 1961/1962 by Martin Jenkins (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

21 Feb 23

London 14:30, Tim Kendell: ‘Blackpool – A Decade of Hope’ and ‘What has SINTROPHER ever done for them…?’ (LRTA)

The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA. £2.00

25 Feb 23

Garstang 14:00. Jim Saunders: Recollections of tramway visits. (TLRS)

St. Thomas’ New Church Hall, Church St., Garstang, PR3 1PA. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info £2.00 incl. light refreshments.

25 Feb 23

Nottingham. 1400 Midland Metro by Peter Cushing (TLRS)

Beeston Scout Hut, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1GA Contact: alo@tlrs.info

02 Mar 23

Brentford 14.30. John Laker: Films – Southampton Sky Tram, Dublin, Howth, Milan, Vicinal Coastal (TLRS)

London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN – Contact: thamesvalley@tlrs.info - £5 including refreshments

07 Mar 23

Southampton, 19.30, John Laker: cine film of BR Southern, Lisbon 1984, Soller 1983, Blackpool 1985 and tube trains on the IoW (LRTA/SEG)

Eastleigh Railway Institute, £3.

08 Mar 23

Sussex 19.40pm: Brian Meredith: The story of the Royan Tramway part 2 (TLRS)

Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TE. Contact sussex@tlrs.info. £2.00

18 Mar 23

Taunton 14.00. Paul Coles: Pictures from TLRS Archives (TLRS)

West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8NE. Contact westofengland@tlrs.info. £2.00 incl. light refreshments

20 Mar 23

Merseyside 1930. for 1945. The Tramways of Tyneside by Hugh McAulay (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

21 Mar 23

London 14:30, David Jackman: Swiss Trams in the 21st Century (LRTA)

The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA. £2.00

25 Mar 23

Garstang 14:00. Peter Stephenson: Videos of tram rides. (TLRS)

St. Thomas’ New Church Hall, Church St., Garstang, PR3 1PA. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info £2.00 incl. light refreshments.

25 Mar 23

Nottingham 1400. The History of Leicester Trams by Malcolm Riddles (TLRS)

Beeston Scout Hut, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1GA Contact: alo@tlrs.info

04 Apr 23

Southampton, 19.30, Eric Nicholass: The Talyllyn Railway (LRTA/SEG)

Eastleigh Railway Institute, £3.

06 Apr 23

Brentford 14.30. Martin Jenkins: British tram and trolleybus closures 1960-61. (TLRS)

London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon lane, Brentford TW8 0EN – Contact thamesvalley@tlrs.info - £5 including refreshments

12 Apr 23

Sussex 19.40pm: Simon Cole / Brian Boddy: Preserved for Posterity (TLRS)

Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TE. Contact sussex@tlrs.info. £2.00

15 Apr 23

Taunton 14.00. Trevor Service: Funiculars & Manchester Trafford (TLRS)

West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8NE. Contact westofengland@tlrs.info. £2.00 incl. light refreshments

17 Apr 23

Merseyside 1930 for 1945. Volunteers on Manx Electric Railway by Andrew Scarffe BEM (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

18 Apr 23

London 19:00, Eddie Dawes: One Careful Owner – London’s secondhand trams (LRTA)

The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA. £2.00

29 Apr 23

Blackpool 10:00-17:00. Blackpool Model Tramway Exhibition visit. (North Lancs TLRS)

Solaris Centre, Harrowside, New South Promenade, Blackpool, FY4 1RW. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info Entrance £6.00.

29 Apr 23

Nottingham 1400. The Peter Fox Collection Part 1 by Andy Barclay (TLRS)

Beeston Scout Hut, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1GA Contact: alo@tlrs.info

02 May 23

Southampton, 19.30, Bob Hodges: 2022 video of Dresden, Magdeburg, Olomouc, Ostrava, Katowice, Krakow and Chestochowa. (LRTA/SEG)

Eastleigh Railway Institute, £3.