Come and join us for one of our social evenings and enjoy a slideshow and talk from one of our speakers

Social Calendar of Events . . .

Please note NEW DATE for May Social Evening: Keith Marshall's talk "The Journey Home from Skye" will now take place on 8th May.

20th March 2014

Speaker - P.S.O.V

Mainline 2013

We are pleased to welcome Karl Jauncey and Dave Richards back to the Roundhouse for their annual DVD presentation. As always this will be a top quality production of steam hard at work on the national network throughout the country during 2013.

 17th April 2014

Speaker - Glynn Waite

The Midland Railway

A look at the history of this well known company, with a particular emphasis on Derbyshire.

NEW DATE (was 15th May)

8th May 2014

Speakers: Keith Marshall

The Journey Home From Skye

Following Keith’s excellent presentation in 2013 he makes a welcome return with another Scottish selection, this time concentrating on the eastern side of the country, predominantly diesels in the late eighties and early nineties, covering the Far North line, the Highlands, Aberdeen and Edinburgh areas.

19th June 2014

Speaker - Robert Falconer

British Steam

A two part show depicting preserved British steam, both on the main line and at heritage railways, in many parts of the country. Part 1 will include scenes from the eighties and early nineties, whilst part 2 will show the run up to the digital era with scenes from around 2005 to 2010/11.

17th July 2014

Speaker - Andy Barclay

Peter Fox Collection – The Early Years

Peter Fox passed away on 8th February, 2011. He is probably best known in enthusiast circles for the creation of Platform 5 Publications, along with Neil Webster, initially producing the Motive Power Pocket Book. On similar lines to the Ian Allan publications, this provided a whole host of new and up-to-date information. Such was the success that other Pocket Books followed and are still published today. In his memory Grand Central HST Power Car 43484 was named Peter Fox 1942-2011 Platform 5, at Sheffield Midland’s platform 5 on 15th May, 2011. Tonight’s show is presented in Peter’s memory and includes images from his early photographic years, the early sixties and seventies.

21st August 2014

Speakers: Colin Boocock

1,000 Eggs on a Bicycle!

The show consists largely of railway photographs taken in every year since 1947, the year Colin first started railway photography. There is a huge range of railway content, all types of trains in all sorts of places in the UK and other countries. As for the bizarre title, you will have to wait and see!

18th September 2014

Speaker - GB Productions

Steaming Through Britain

We are pleased to welcome back Graham Briggs and the team to present another DVD show of preserved steam at work throughout Britain, both on the national network and at many of the country’s heritage lines.

 16th October 2014

Speaker - Les Nixon

A Lifetime of Railway Photography

Les will again present another wide ranging selection from his renowned collection of photographs covering all modes of traction at home and abroad.

20th November 2014

Speakers: Stewart Donohoe

A Brush with Sir Nigel 

A look at each of the 100 class 60 locomotives built, along with each of their same numbered steam counterparts.

18th December 2014

Christmas Social

Wait and see!





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.

Free parking on site.

Admission is normally £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non-members.

Everyone welcome