2020 AGM


Due to the ongoing Corona virus pandemic we have cancelled the AGM that was scheduled for 4 April 2020. At present there are no clear indications when we can gather again in large groups, hence this decision to cancel the 2020 AGM. This page will be updated as the situation develops, and we will also notify all members when we are able to hold the 2021 AGM.

We are all aware of the concerns surrounding the Corona virus outbreak and this is even more an issue given the age profile of our much respected and gallant band of Members who are largely in the high risk category. The well-being of our Members is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that health and safety has our full attention, it is therefore our considered opinion that we should cancel the Friends of Vintage Trains’ 2020 Annual General Meeting and although this is outside our normal 15 month reporting period as per our Constitution, we hope you will understand – these are extenuating circumstances.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause and if you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss, please feel free to get in touch through the contact form.

When we are able to hold the 2021 AGM it will at the Tyseley Working Men’s Club, 573 Warwick Road, Birmingham B11 2EX (note: this is opposite Tyseley Locomotive Works site. It is not the ex-LMRCA club), our previous venue. Car parking will be available at Tyseley Locomotive Works. doors will open at 10.00 a.m. and the AGM will start promptly at 10.30 a.m. Membership cards will have to be shown upon entry. The minutes from the 2019 meeting, which are subject to approval at this meeting, are available on the AGM 2019 page.

Following the business part of the AGM, which will include an update from Michael Whitehouse on Vintage Trains Limited, and a short break, Robin Coombes, Secretary of the Vintage Trains Community Benefit Society, will give an illustrated talk about his passion for photographing locomotive power.

At this meting two Committee members will be standing down: Chris Schroeder and Robin Coombes. There will be a proposal to appoint Bernard Wright to the Committee and for Chris and Robin to advise the Committee on an ad-hoc basis as co-opted members in view of their specialist knowledge. If any member would like to be considered for a post on the Committee please contact the Secretary via. e-mail at secretary@friendsofvt.org.uk or in writing to
The Secretary, Friends of Vintage Trains, Vintage Trains Limited, 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL.
Please include an outline of why you wish to join the Committee when contacting the Secretary.

If any Member wishes to raise any other business please submit your item through the contact form.

The Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to have your say in the running of the Friends and we look forward to seeing you when we are able to hold the 2021 AGM.