Bedford Branch

Chairman: Bill Davies
Secretary: Geoff Biggs Click to E-mail


In normal circumstances, 13 meetings are held each year at 19:30 - 22:00 in
St John's Church Hall, St John’s Street, Bedford, MK42 0DL
(unless otherwise stated)

Admission £1.00 Members, £2.00 Non-members (includes free tea or coffee).  Refreshments are served at half-time
You can buy new and second-hand books and other items at all indoor meetings.

We have now resumed physical meetings, at St John's Church Hall

Meetings Programme 2022

9th August

The Chairman’s Day Out to Market Harborough and Wellingborough
(Providing there are no strikes). Meet at Bedford Station for 1456 train to Market Harboough, changing at Kettering. For details download and see plan for day, or e-mail chairman.

6th September

Edge Hill and its Complex Railways
George Howe describes how the LNWR tackled the huge growth of traffic to and from Liverpool and its expanding but congested docks. He examines the complex railway system in the Edge Hill area and Lime Street

4th October

North Staffordshire Railway part 3
Brian Sullivan covers the line from Norton Bridge to Stoke, Stoke to Keele and the line from Alsager to Keele and then continues to Market Drayton

18th October

AGM and Guest Speaker

1st November

With Lance King in Ireland – part 2
Leslie McAllister offers a first selection of colour photographs taken by the late Lance King in the Republic of Ireland in the last years of steam. Lance was a skilled photographer and left a fine record of steam in the Dublin area and on the fondly remembered branches such as Kenmare, Loughrea, Ballaghadereen, Edenderry, Tullow, Clara and Youghal, Steam and diesel in daily service on the Cork Bandon and South Coast Railway feature, as does the memorable railtour with the last “Bandon tank”. The early days of silver and “black and tan” liveried diesels can be glimpsed along the way. A time of great change

6th December

Stratford & Midland Jnc Rly. (The Railways of Northampton part 5)
Barry Taylor
continues the exploration of our neighbouring county

20th December

Christmas Meeting
Film Night with Frank Banfield and a Fish & Chip Supper

Bedford Outdoor Visit Reports
Reports of Bedford Branch Outdoor Events

Bedford Past Meetings
Summaries of Past Meetings