Social Events

A range of social events are offered to members of the Friends and a guest free of charge. They will usually include a complimentary finger buffet.

We regret to announce that our planned social event on Saturday 9 April 2022 has been postponed due to low numbers expressing interest in the event. We intend to offer this to members later on in the year when we hope that the COVID situation will improve. As always, fully paid-up members of the Friends will be welcome to bring a guest, and there will be a complimentary buffet. Provisional speakers will be the same as planned for the original social, with Denis Chick giving a short address about the Transport Museum Wythall and Robin Coombes giving a talk based around some of his extensive photography collection.
We will keep the website and the Friends’ members Facebook discussion group updated about plans for the rearranged social, and hope to see you there.

Our October 2021 social afternoon, delayed by the COVID restrictions, featured John Perkin, who is well known in railway circles for his enlightening and enjoyable talks. John’s theme for this social was RAILS THROUGH BIRMINGHAM, a photographic journey through the City of  Birmingham in the days of steam along the former Midland, London North Western & and Great Western Lines.

Bob in full flow
Bob in full flow

The first social evening was held on Thursday, 12 September 2019. We were delighted that Bob Meanley, who had recently stepped down as Chief Engineer of Tyseley Locomotive Works after 20 years in the role, had agreed to give a talk entitled Looking Back. Les Ross, who is well-known for his time at BRMB, joined us for the evening and was in discussion with Bob after Bob’s talk – audience involvement was encouraged. A complimentary finger buffet was included in the evening.

Any suggestions for these, and future, events are welcome; please see the Contact Us page for details of how to contact the Friends.