The next social afternoon for all fully paid up members of The Friends of Vintage Trains will be held on Saturday October 16th 2021 at the Tyseley Working Men’s Club (opposite Tyseley Locomotive Works). The Club, including the bar, will be open from 1.30 with the talk beginning at 2.00. There will be a break at around 2.45 for time to socialise, including the buffet and the raffle, and the talk will continue at around 3.45 for an hour or so.
Our guest speaker is John Perkin, who is well known in railway circles for his enlightening and enjoyable talks.
The theme for this talk is 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. This talk takes in various historic steam sites on the way which include the Lickey Incline, Halesowen and Harborne Branch lines, New St Station, Saltley Shed, Tyseley Shed, Snow Hill and Moor Street Stations, Hockley Goods and many more, all now long gone but not forgotten. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion during the afternoon.
A complimentary buffet will be provided and entry will be free. Also, you will be very welcome to bring a guest for whom there will be no charge. Registration is not required, but it would greatly help our planning, especially for the catering, if you would complete this brief registration of interest form.
Free car parking will be available in the Tyseley Locomotive Works car park.