Tagged: railways

The History of PECO and Pecorama (E Devon Branch)

A talk by Derek Boswell. PECO was founded in 1946 by Sidney and Claudine Pritchard. Sidney was a model train enthusiast who designed a coupling that he sold to Hornby. PECO started in Branscombe...

Visit to the workshops of Leaky Finders (IA Section)

A visit to the workshops of Leaky Finders, specialists in steam and heritage engineering. Apart from winning an award for its creative company name, Leaky Finders – founded by Rory Edwards in 2018 –...

Visit to the Teign Valley Railway Goods Yard (IA Section)

A visit to the Teign Valley Railway Goods Yard at Christow, to be hosted by Colin Burges. “The Teign Valley branch railway was built in two halves by two companies, with twenty-one years separating...

Thomas the Tank Engine Man (IA Section)

Veronica Chambers, daughter of Rev. Wilbert Awdry, will give an illustrated talk on her father “The Thomas the Tank Engine Man”. In 2005 she founded the Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust, which supports charities primarily...

AGM 2023 and railway talk (IA Section)

A talk entitled “The Plymouth and Tavistock Branch of the Great Western Railway – A digital photographic journey using original materials from glass plate negatives to colour slides”. To be given by Amyas Crump,...

Devon’s Railway Heritage (E Devon Branch)

An illustrated talk by Robert Hesketh. Robert is a freelance writer with a strong interest in local history. In this illustrated talk, he will describe how railways have had a profound effect on the...

Cancelled – The Thomas the Tank Engine Man (IA Section)

Apologies, but due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be cancelled. Veronica Chambers, daughter of Rev. Wilbert Awdry, will give an illustrated talk on her father “The Thomas the Tank Engine Man”....