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.

Our next social will be on Saturday 9 April 2022, again at the Tyseley Working Men’s Club (opposite Tyseley Locomotive Works). The guest speaker will be Robin Coombes, who will be giving a talk based around some of his extensive photography collection.

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.