Social evening September 2019

FoVT Social Evening
Talk by Bob Meanley ‘Looking Back’
Please note that this was a Members Only event

The Friends of Vintage Trains held its first social evening on Thursday, 12 September 2019, at the Tyseley WMC, just across the road from Tyseley Locomotive works, at 6.30 p.m. We were delighted that Bob Meanley, who has recently stepped down as managing director 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.

The timetable for the evening was:

    • 6.30: Doors open. Complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits available.
    • 7.00: Bob’s talk starts
    • 8.00: Refreshment break and raffle. The bar was open and a complimentary finger buffet was provided
    • 8.30: Bob in conversation with Les Ross
    • 9.30: Finish

There was no charge to members of the Friends of Vintage Trains for the evening, who could bring one guest in return for a suggested donation to cover the additional refreshment costs. Free car parking was available at the Tyseley Locomotive Depot car park; the gates closed at 6.55pm. There were a limited number of seats so pre-registration was requested.

Please note that Community Benefit Society Shareholders who did not take the added benefit of membership of the Vintage Trains Society (the forerunner of Friends of Vintage Trains) and Tyseley volunteers are not automatically members of the Friends of Vintage Trains and unfortunately were not eligible to attend this social event unless they have also joined the Friends of Vintage Trains.