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Social Calendar of Events . . .

Come along to one of our talks/presentations at the Roundhouse.

Our popular Social Evenings have returned to the Roundhouse.

Our thanks go to the Chesterfield Canal Trust for allowing us to use their facilities at Hollingwood Hub during the HLF refurbishment work.

All presentations are held in the Roundhouse lecture theatre commencing at 19.30 and finishing between 21.45 and 22.00. Doors open at 19.00.
Presentations are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Hot and cold drinks are available from the buffet before 19.30 and during the interval.
Admission is normally £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members.
Free parking on site.

Everyone welcome.


16th November

Les Nixon - Trains in the Snow

Wide ranging UK scenes from the mid-sixties to the present day along with a selection of foreign content too.


21st December

Christmas Social... Wait and see!

Once again a big thank you to Paul Beardsley for lining up yet another entertaining and educational series of presentations for us to enjoy – thank you Paul!


18th January 2018

Dave Darwin - From Main Line to Scrap Line

A selection of images from the late Trevor Dean collection, courtesy of Shaun Wright.


1st February 2018 **Additional Evening**

Mervyn Allcock - Saving a Roundhouse

The story in pictures of the project to save Britain's last operational roundhouse.


15th February 2018

Anthony Hicks - Where Would You Like to Go?

An evening for audience participation! Anthony will offer a selection of different topics, allowing the audience to select what they would like to see. A good choice of wide ranging subjects portraying Anthony's photographic skills.


15th March 2018

P.S.O.V. - Main Line 2017

Karl Jauncey and Dave Richards are no strangers to Barrow Hill and we are delighted to welcome them back to present their annual DVD show. A look at steam on the main line the length and breadth of the country during 2017.


19th April 2018

Ken Horan - Me and My Travels

Bits of this, bits of that, bits of the other, here, there and everywhere.


10th May 2018 **Note: second Thursday**

Jason Cross Mind the Gap - A Look at the London Underground

A show dedicated to the London Underground, the world's oldest metro system. As well as looking at every line and the current train fleet, the history, architecture and operation is explained along with a look behind the scenes which includes the rarely seen engineering train fleet.


21st June 2018

Steve Armitag Presents: Midland Metalse - The Great Railway Time Machine

A digital presentation of images from Victorian times to the end of BR steam, featuring some of the finest digitally restored b/w and colour images available. Steve is an archive restorer for organisations including the A1 and P2 Steam Locomotive Trusts and also for well known photographers such as Gavin Morrison and Peter Townend to name but two.   Equally talented but lesser known individuals such as Les Hanson, Arthur Haymes, Cecil Blay, Arthur Hall and many, many more will feature in an evening of assured interest and delight.


19th July 2018

Andy Barclay - Peter Fox Collection - Part 5

A general mix of images from the collection of the late Peter Fox with views from the sixties onwards.


16th August 2018

Phil Lockwood & Enid Vincent - Diverted! Doncaster to Chesterfield - Part 1

Doncaster to Wakefield via Adwick, Goole and Knottingley. Mainly freight between 1975 and 2016, including a look at mines, power stations, coking plants and glassworks en route.


20th September 2018

GB Productions - Steaming Through Britain

Graham Briggs and the team make another welcome return to Barrow Hill to present an entertaining DVD show of preserved steam at work throughout Britain, both on the main line and at many of the country's heritage railways.


18th October 2018

Gavin Lake - BR in the Seventies

A 'Modern Traction' show which takes a look at the transition from early green to rail blue livery with a tour of UK locations and includes many old favourites such as Tommies, Westerns and Deltics. During these years Gavin travelled the length and breadth of the UK in search of new locomotives, recording the railway scene en route. Images from locations far and wide from the South West to Scotland and Wales to the North East of England.


15th November 2018

Les Nixon - 50 Years of Railway Preservation

From the early days of preservation the movement has grown and grown. Over the years there have been moments that at one time were unthinkable. Includes both the main line and heritage railways.


20th December 2018

Christmas Social

Wait and see!

Entry by donation.
Charges apply on special event days.
Cafe available for food and refreshments.
Please visit our shop selling railway memorabilia and souvenirs.

Our opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am-4.00pm. Closed Monday to Friday, including Bank Holidays.

There is a diversion in place due to a road closure at Junction 29a of the M1; this will add approximately 10 minutes to your journey time if you use this route to reach the Roundhouse. This diversion will be in place until 31st March 2015.