Page last updated 7th July 2019

The Society has Branches throughout the United Kingdom

Details of Branch Organisers and Meeting are detailed below:

Bristol and Bath

Branch Organiser:  James Henderson
20 Bloomfield Avenue, Bath BA2 3AB
Venue: Jack Pugh Room, Bath Scout Headquarters, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ. Meetings start at 19.30pm.

Oct. 4th: Michael Rumsey – Steam into the Industrial Revolution & Colours of Steam.
Nov. 8th: Chris McMahon – Rail and Tramway Museums and Preserved Trains in Denmark.
Dec. 6th: Christmas Dinner.

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.

Sep. 26th: Swiss Alphabet – N & M – Martin Fisher’s talk without Martin!
Oct. 31st: Visiting Switzerland – the First 60 Years – Paul Russenberger.
Nov. 28th: 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.
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.

Jul.10th: Nick Freezer – Switzerland ’94
Aug. 14th: TBA
Sep. 11th: Paul Russenberger will be giving a presentation entitled ‘Visiting Switzerland – the First 60 Years’.
Oct. 9th:  Martin Smith and friend have offered us a show about their travels around Switzerland in 2018. (To be confirmed).
Nov. 13th: Roger Jones Archive slide collection.
Dec. 11th: Neil Wheelwright will be presenting a Quiz.


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 18:45 for chat etc.although the room is available to  us anytime after 18:00.  The presentation starts at 19:15 and meetings close shortly before 21:00. Please note the time changes. Check our website:  for further details/changes.

Aug. 7th: Members’ Photos - Themed on a Railway Company  or Railway Journey/Line.
Sep 4th: topic to be confirmed.
Oct. 2nd: Nigel Emery – Swiss A – Z Express!
Nov. 6th: Dave Howsam – West Side Story (absolutely no singing).
Dec. 4th: Christmas Quiz.

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 at 19:30 from August to April, except for the December event (Most convenient date for members).
Click here for the branch’s web page.
To read the branch’s latest newsletter click here.

June /July – Obbo trip at Severn Valley Railway date tbc.
Aug. 28th: TBA.
Sep. 25th: T-Z in Switzerland Martin Fisher’s talk presented by David Stevenson.
Oct. 30th: Rupert Chambers – Subject to be announced.
Nov. 27th: TBA.
December – Christmas event – date tbc.

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.

Oct. 12th:  Maurice’s Swiss Travel Slides.
Nov. 9th:  The Railways of Alaska by Colin Stone.
Dec. 14th:  On Swiss Rails along the route of the Rhone by Mervyn Kendall.



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.

Aug 3rd:  Members Holiday Pictures.
Oct. 26th: ‘Railways of the Jungfrau Region’  by  Paul Russenberger

Have you thought about forming a branch of the Society?

The Committee will give you all the help they can please contact Martin Fisher for more information.