The Society has Branches throughout the United Kingdom

Details of Branch Organisers and Meeting are detailed below:


Branch Organiser: Steve Buck


Venue: Stockland Green Methodist Church, Slade Rd, Erdington, B23 7JH.  Meetings commence at 19:30 on the second Friday of the month from September to May.

Click here for the branch’s web page.

Mar. 9th: Martin Fisher

Apr. 13th: John Jesson

May 11th: Rob Morrey

Bristol and Bath

Branch Organiser: Chris Payne

8 Trowbridge Road, Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts. BA15 1EP


Venue: Jack Pugh Room, Bath Scout Headquarters, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ. Meetings start at 19.30pm.

Mar. 9th:  Chris Elliott    Switzerland in the 1980's.

Apr. 13th:  Paul Russenberger    Switzerland-the changing scene over the last 60 years.

May 11th: Martin Fisher   What the L! 

East Midlands

Branch Organiser: Glyn Jones

Alpiglen,13 Welland Close, Burton–on-Trent DE15 0AG Tel: 01283 567983


Venue: Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby (almost opposite Derby Station) at 19:00

Click here for the branch’s web page.

Mar. 17th: AGM Friday evening meeting at the Stuart Hotel, London Road, starting at 20:00 - Have I Got News for You about Switzerland - Martin Fisher.

Mar. 29th: Potpourri Three - Don Wight,

May 31st: The Orient Express and its Interesting People - Roger Ellis.

Sep. 27th: John Jesson - Early Days - Austria.

Oct. 25th: It Won’t Be Swiss - David Stevenson.

Nov. 29th: Members evening - bring your slides, digital images and videos.



Branch Organiser: Jonathan Fisher

10 Runnymede Court, High Street, Egham, Surrey TW20 9AA.  Tel: 01784 435622. Text only 07795 560236


Meetings start at 19:00 on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Please note the new venue from January:

Meditation Room, YMCA Kings Cross 1, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1.

Map and directions are available from the YMCA Kings Cross web site: For a map of directions click here.

There will be the chance to meet up with members for a coffee/snack and a chat before the meeting. Paul Russenberger should be there, as usual. From January this venue will have to change, possibly to The Skinner’s Arms on Judd Street.

Mar. 14th: Paul Russenberger - Railways of the Jungfrau Region.


Branch Organiser:

Tel: 0161 748 7850

Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, 6, Mount Street, Manchester. [Behind Central Library.] (Metro – St.Peter’s Square.) Please note that meetings now open at 19:00 for chat etc., presentation starts at 19:30 and meetings close at 21:15. Check our website  for further details/changes.

Mar. 7th: RhB Summers - Phil Donbavand.
Apr.4th: TBA
May 2nd: Tomas Cusack's view of Switzerland.
Jun. 6th: Video presentation by Mark Grice.


West Midlands

Branch Organiser: Richard Shaw, email: Phone 0121 552 5148 (Home) 07804126706 (Mobile).

Meetings are mainly held in Kidderminster Railway Museum on last Wednesday of Month except for June and July when held elsewhere.

Click here for the branch’s web page with a report on the Branch’s visit to the Severn Valley Railway .

To read the branch’s newsletter click here.

Feb. 28th: Rupert Chambers “Grumpy Branchlines' aka Storm Hervart v Railtour. Tree Top Tales from the Eastern block.” - Please note this is a change of programme.

Mar. 28th: Richard Shaw “Czech and Slovak rail touring.”

Apr. 5th: TBC

Jul. 13th: (Friday) SVR observation car trip, note this one will be attached to a service train. 10:15 am off Kidderminster. Price will be around £20 as per last year. Price will be confirmed nearer the day. Snacks - as per last year. Please let me know if you would like a provisional booking.

Aug. 29th: TBC

Sep.26th: TBC

Oct. 31th: TBC

Nov. 28th:   Don Gatehouse Title TBA.

West of England

Branch organisers: Jonathan Collinge & Rupert Dove-Medows

The branch normally meets at 11:15 on the second Saturday of the month from October to April, with a summer outing.

Venue: The Keyberry Hotel, 17, Kingskerswell Road, Newton Abbot,TQ12 1DQ.

Click here for the branch’s web page.

Mar. 10th: Mulhouse Meanderings by Richard Green.
Apr.14th: Swiss Variety by Colin Stone.
May 2018 - Annual outing.  Date and destination to be confirmed.




Branch Organiser: Philip Lockwood. Tel: 0113 2532176 Email:

All meetings at the Middleton Railway, Engine House, Moor Road, Leeds LS10 2JQ and commence at 13:00

Click here for the branch’s web page with pictures of the barbeque and visit to Ripon & District Light Railway Saturday 11th June 2016.

May 5th: ‘Early Days Austria’     by John Jesson.

Aug. 4th: Matterhorn - St Moritz   By Post?   By David Baker.
Oct. 27th: ‘Visiting Switzerland- The first 60 Years.     By Paul Russenberger.

Page last updated 23rd February 2018

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