The CRC meets at St.Paul’s Church Centre, Rossmore Road, Marylebone, London NW1 6NJ. This is an attractive hall which offers a comfortable environment for our meetings. It is a short walk north from Marylebone station on the west side of the line. Rossmore Road crosses over the railway at the station throat. Bus routes 139 from Waterloo to West Hampstead and 189 from Brent Cross to Oxford Circus pass the door. It is outside the congestion charge zone and parking is free after 18.30 on both single yellow lines and meters.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except August - doors open 18.30 for 19.15 start, and there is a small admission charge to cover the cost of hiring the hall: light refreshments are on sale from 18.30 and during the interval. A changing selection of second-hand railway books is also on sale.
Our current season of meetings continues as follows -
Thursday 8th November: Tony Eaton Tribute to Nick Tindall. A traditional slide show. Nick Tindall had been a member of the CRC since the early seventies until his untimely death in 2016. He was a long serving CRJ subeditor covering Latin America - his favourite gricing ground. This show will bring you the highlights from these travels as well as the many other parts of the world he visited.
Thursday 13th December: Brian Garvin Germany - Real Steam and Railtours. A two part slide and digital show. The first half will be a slide presentation of steam in both East and West Germany taken in the late sixties when steam was plentiful both sides of the border. The second half will be digital an feature steam on main line specials in the 2009-2014 period as well as on museum lines.
Thursday 10th January 2019: John Hunt Beware of Engines: a pot pourri of steam around the world. A traditional slide show. John travelled widely during the 1960’s and 1970’s and will show real steam working in a variety of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
Thursday 14th February: Peter Lemmey A tribute toJohn Snell. A traditional slide show. The late John Snell of Romney Hythe & Dymchurch fame gave a very popular slide show to the CRC a few years ago. Peter Lemmey has been given access to John’s extensive slide collection and will present a selection. You may expect narrow-gauge to feature strongly in this show.
Thursday 14th March: Geoff Warren Java.
Thursday 11th April: Tony Bowles Gerald Dixon’s World of Steam.
Thursday 9th May: Mike Swift Return to Australia.
Offers to present shows either in London or Stafford are always welcome. Please contact Adrian Palmer at email@example.com or 07774 859871 for further information.