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Chipping Norton Railway Club was founded in 1974 by local enthusiasts John Brice and John Dyer, who remain members to this day. Despite the fact that Chipping Norton is only a small town, and lost its rail connection in 1964 the Club has continued to attract enthusiasts from around Oxfordshire to its monthly meetings.
The Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, in the Town Hall, Market Place, Chipping Norton. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish around 9.30-10.00pm. Free coffee and tea are available during the interval. Non-members are welcome to attend on payment of a visitors fee (£2).
The Club organises two coach trips a year, see below.
A years membership costs £15 (£7.50 for under-17s) and runs from February to February. To join just come along or for more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ring one of the Club officials listed below.
|4th February||AGM & Jonathan Perks|
|4th March||Welsh Valley Railways part 4||Chris Youett|
|1st April||Railway Signalling - The Mechanical Age||Mike Walker|
|6th May||The Stratford and Moreton Tramway||Miles McNaire|
|3rd June||My Life with Railways||Peter Lugg|
The Rise and Fall of Leamington Spa General and Birmingham Moor Street Stations
|5th August||The Rebirth of Broadway Railway Station||Bill Britton|
|2nd September||To be confirmed|
|7th October||1960s Railway Films||Michael Clemens|
|4th November||Railways in the Valley of teh White Horse||Lawrence Waters|
|2nd December||Collecting Railwayana
|January 2015||No Meeting|
|February 2015||AGM & members evening|
25 May - Club 40th anniversary special - details at AGM
September - Seaton Tramway
Trips are open to members and non-members. Contact Outings Secretary for more information.
Chairman: Alan Brain
Tel. 01608 641586
Programme Secretary: Richard Stow Tel. 01865 723646
Treasurer: Ken Treadaway 01608 684553
Membership Secretary: John Mann Tel. 01608 737117
Outings Secretary: Estelle Brain Tel. 01608 641586
Refreshments: Rita Heritage & Diane Mason Tel. 01608 644632, Wendy Sumner and Emma Bayley Tel. 01608 642361