Page last updated  24th July 2020

   The Society has Branches throughout the United Kingdom

 

Details of Branch Organisers and Meeting are detailed below and now appear in Railway Modeller and Continental Modeller magazines:

The Society is holding its second “Virtual Branch Meeting” which will be open to all members, friends and those interested in Swiss Railways, on Sunday 16th August at 20:00. The speaker will be Rob Morrey and the subject is “South West Switzerland”.  The meeting will be held using “Zoom” – works on Windows, Macs, Tablets and Smart phones. To be given details of how to log-on please email: meetings@swissrailsoc.org.uk. Please do not pass the details on to others, let them apply in person, so we know how many will attend. Join at 19:45 for a chat before the presentation and there will be time for questions and answers afterwards.

 

Bristol and Bath

Branch Organiser:  James Henderson
20 Bloomfield Avenue, Bath BA2 3AB
Email: henderson@timicomail.co.uk
Venue: Jack Pugh Room, Bath Scout Headquarters, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ. Meetings start at 19.30pm. Non-members are welcome at these meetings.
We ask for a donation of £2 to help cover the cost of room hire.

The next meeting should be in the Autumn and full details of the winter programme will be in September issue of Swiss Express along with this website.


East Midlands

Branch Organiser: Glyn Jones
Alpiglen,13 Welland Close, Burton–on-Trent DE15 0AG Tel: 01283 567983
Email: east.mids@swissrailsoc.org.uk
Venue: Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby (almost opposite Derby Station) at 19:00
Click here for the branch’s web page.

Sep. 24th: Early Days – Austria – John Jesson.
Oct. 29th: Pot Pourri 5 – Don Wight.
Nov. 26th: Members evening – bring your slides, digital images and videos.


London

Branch Organiser: Jonathan Fisher
10 Runnymede Court, High Street, Egham, Surrey TW20 9AA.  Tel: 01784 435622. Text only 07795 560236
Email: london@swissrailsoc.org.uk
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: www.ymcaonekx.co.uk/ For a map of directions click here.
There will be the chance to meet up with members for a  chat before the meeting from 18:00.  The YMCA Cafe has now closed but you can bring your own food or there is an excellent Fish and Chip Shop nearby.


Aug.12th: Virtual meeting to be held using “Zoom”. Glyn Jones – Switzerland 2019 – Winter and Summer. Please email the organiser for log-in details.
Sep. 9th:  TBA
Oct.14th: TBA
Nov.11th: TBA
Dec. 9th: Christmas Ill
ustrated Quiz.


Manchester

Branch Organiser:
Email: manchester@swissrailsoc.org.uk
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: http://www.swiss.nwrail.org.uk  for further details/changes.

Aug. 5th: Great Rail Journey Highlights presented by Dave Howsam. – This meeting is  cancelled
Sep. 2nd: RhB Delights – Phil Donbavand. – This meeting is  cancelled
Oct.  7th: Nigel Emery presents “The Really Good Photo Show!”
Nov. 4th: TBA
Dec. 2nd:  Christmas Quiz/Presentation.


West Midlands

Branch Organiser: Richard Shaw, email: west.mids@swissrailsoc.org,  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.

Aug. 26th: TBA

 

West of England

Branch organisers: Jonathan Collinge & Rupert Dove-Medows

Email: wofe.branch@swissrailsoc.org.uk
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.


Yorkshire

Branch Organiser: Philip Lockwood. Tel: 0113 2532176
Email: yorkshire.branch@swissrailsoc.org.uk
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. 1st: This and That, Here and There by Paul Russenberger. This meeting has been cancelled.
Oct. 17th: Travelling the Rhatische Bahn   By Robert Clarke


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.