Our next social afternoon for all fully paid up members of The Friends of Vintage Trains will be held on Saturday 20 August 2022 at the Tyseley Working Men’s Club (opposite Tyseley Locomotive Works); free car parking will be available in the Tyseley Locomotive Works car park. The Club, including the bar, will be open from 1.30 with the talk beginning at 2.00. There will a break at around 2.45 for time to socialise, including a complimentary buffet and a raffle, and the talk will continue at around 3.30 for an hour or so. Members are very welcome to bring a guest for whom there is no charge.
We are aware of the rail strike planned for 20 August but will be going ahead since arrangements are well under way and the availability of the room is very limited. We hope that this will not cause our members too much inconvenience.
We have 2 guest speakers for this social:
- Denis Chick, who will give a short address about the Transport Museum at Wythall, of which he is a trustee and Deputy Chairman, and
- Robin Coombes, who will give a talk The Art of Railway Photography based on (some of) his extensive photograph collection.
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion during the afternoon.
Although registration is not required it will be helpful if you could complete this expression of interest to help with the planning of the social, especially the catering.