December 17th – Our final presentation this year on will be ‘The Settle and Carlisle Railway’ described by Les Nixon as ‘A blow by blow survey of this popular line with around 20% of the photographs featuring ‘real steam”.
January 21st – Colin Boocock, ‘Railways Through the Mountains’
A wide ranging – both geographically (Europe, Asia and the Americas) and motive power wise (steam, diesel, electric, rope and even horse)
February 18th – Ted Hancock, ‘A Journey from Dore to Chinley in the Steam Era’
The title is self explanatory
March 17th – Ken Horan, ‘Around the World’
A prompt start will be required – Ken has put together in excess of 400 of his best shots as his ‘Swan Song’ – he claims he is trying to retire from the circuit.
April 21st – Paul Tomlinson
Director with responsibility for the northern extension with the start of season Review and Preview followed by Questions and Answers – dependent on time one (or more) short DVDs will follow
May 19th – Les Nixon, ‘That Was the Year That Was – 1978’
A comprehensive review of his photography during the year – includes a little foreign material
June 16th – John Orton, ‘The Isle of Man by Tram and Train’
Again no expansion is required – the title says it all.
July 21st – Robert Falconer, ‘Steam in the UK’
Established himself as one of our leading photographers tonight’s presentation features work, mainly from the 1990s, ranging from the far South East to the Scottish Highlands
August 18th – Chris Youett, ‘The Best Way – Part 3’
A new name for Chesterfield Branch and a prompt finish will be required – Chris is from Coventry and reliant on public transport. This presentation (one of a total of 27 available) covers rhe Midland Main Line from Birmingham to York and features vintage colour slides.
September 15th – Mike Eggenton, ‘A Railway Ramble around North Derbys., North Notts. and South Yorks. –
The past and the present’
Another that saves me any thought
October 20th – Ted Parker, ‘Missed Loco’s and Lost Locations’
Another new name for Chesterfield with a presentation which, potentially, could create sadness.
November 17th – Ted Hancock, ‘A Photographic Look at the Railways Around Chesterfield’
A second visit this year with a self explanatory presentation.
Meetings are held in the Concert Room at:
Hasland Working Men’s Club
The doors are now open from early afternoon and our meetings start at 7.30pm with any announcements, appeals etc before the first part of the evening’s presentation. After an hour or so we have a break while raffle tickets are sold, and the draw made following which we have the second half of the presentation ending the evening at about 10.00pm.
It should be noted that:
1) Parking at the premises is strictly limited but plentiful, unrestricted on-street parking in marked bays is available within 200 yards.
2) There are no catering facilities at the club – again food is available all day at ‘The Devonshire Arms’ some 200 yards away on the opposite side of Mansfield Road and ‘Andy’s Bistro’ about 250 yards away on the same side of Mansfield Road both away from Chesterfield.