Last update January 8, 2014


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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 or ring one of the Club officials listed below.

Programme for 2014

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
1st July

The Rise and Fall of Leamington Spa General and Birmingham Moor Street Stations

Ian Baxter
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
Mike Soden
January 2015 No Meeting  
February 2015 AGM & members evening  

Trips for 2014

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.

Club Officials

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