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VISIT the List of Collectors & Collecting Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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VISIT the List of Transport History Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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‘The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain’s industrial past. It brings together groups and individuals with an interest and expertise in identifying, recording, preserving and presenting the remains of the industrial past ... Affiliated membership is available to societies, clubs and groups, whether of local interest or of national specialist interest, so that they can have a voice in national matters and their members can be aware of what is happening in the wider field. By adding their strength to the AIA it increases our voice and position when representing industrial archaeology at a national or European level.‘

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Access to details of philatelic Federations, National & Specialist Societies, Local Societies: 'As not all societies are members of the ABPS it may be that their details will not be available as the records of contact, telephone and email addresses may not be recorded.'

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'The national organisation which represents numismatic societies throughout the United Kingdom. It exists to promote the study of numismatics by bringing these societies and their members together to share and increase their interest and expertise in coins, tokens and currency.'

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Heritage Trust Network is a membership organisation run by people who have delivered amazing heritage projects against all the odds. Our mission is to help others do the same ... We operate throughout the United Kingdom, drawing together and supporting the work of local heritage groups, whether constituted as building preservation trusts, community trusts or social enterprises.‘

Category Cemeteries
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'Represents groups of volunteers interested in conserving cemeteries large and small. The Cemetery Friends give their time clearing and maintaining areas, often working with local ecology groups to maintain a balance between wildlife and heritage. Friends may also provide guided walks, open days and special events and work on projects with English Heritage and other organisations. Some groups have restored memorials and chapels.'

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'One of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain whose members are drawn from throughout the UK and Overseas. The Society offers the renowned National Philatelic Society Library. UK members may borrow by post or obtain photocopies of material (copyright permitting). Browse the Library catalogues on line and contact the Library ... The Society holds its Meetings, normally on the second Saturday of the month (except August).'

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’The Transport Trust is the only national charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of Britain's unique transport heritage in all its forms - road, rail, wings and water.‘

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'Meetings are held from September to June, normally on alternate Thursdays. They are of two types: the first is of a formal nature, at which one or more papers are read accompanied by displays by individual members, and usually starts at 5 pm; the second consists of a display of stamps, postal history etc. in the frames contributed by one or more members, with or without a written paper. This meeting is open from 1 pm to 6 pm. Tea is served to members and their guests at all meetings ... It is not necessary for a prospective member to be an advanced philatelist.'

Category Railway History
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'The Railway Magazine is Britain's best-selling general interest rail title. Published continuously since 1897, it commands the utmost respect among professionals and enthusiasts for authoritative and informed news coverage.' Monthly meetings and exhibitions calendar.

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'Meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm, twice monthly, from September to April.'

Category Railway History
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'Our meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month starting at 8.00 pm ... Members [and those visiting our website] are encouraged to take every opportunity to interest fellow ferroequinologists in our society.'

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Meets '3rd Monday of each month (except when a BH, then on following Tuesday)'.

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'In 1950 the Academy was invited to take over the administration of the Reckitt Archaeological Trust (established by the late Mr Albert L Reckitt). As well as using the funds to support archaeological research, the Academy's Council also decided to establish a lecture. The lecture was first delivered in 1951.' Lecture held every 2-3 years: 'Registration is not required for this event. Seats will be allocated on arrival'.

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‘Founded in 1991, The Alexander Thomson Society works to promote and safegaurd the works of the Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.‘

Category Railway History
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'The popular indoor meetings are held in the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station (what is now Barter Books). Meetings start 7.00pm for 7.30pm. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards meeting costs. Refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm.'

Category Railway History
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'The Society provides the local community with railway and public transport based events and information, these include frequent public lectures, regular visits to places of railway interest, historical displays, celebration of historical dates and events, pamphlets, books, images and videos.'

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'Our routine meeting night is Thursday ... The room will be open from 7.30 pm and the main event of the evening will start at 8 pm.'

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‘Founded in 1924 to promote “the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship” ... The AMS organises activities for its members and each of the 3 annual newsletters will inform you about hundreds of events all over the country organised by kindred societies, museums and universities, in which you can participate.’

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'We meet three times a year in a London church for a lecture – these are usually held in early October, late January and June ... Lectures cover a variety of topics in the subject fields mentioned and are made accessible for those with different levels of expertise and knowledge.'

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Founded 1961. Aims include: ‘To make recent developments in the archaeology of Israel and neighbouring countries more widely known in the UK; To provide a series of illustrated public presentations explaining and informing on recent archaeological findings and new theories’... ‘Most of our meetings are held in Bloomsbury, in the Institute of Archaeology of University College, London (Gordon Square, WC1) and organised jointly with the Institute. We also regularly hold joint events with other institutions and organisations that share our interests, and we arrange museum visits and outings for members. Non-members may attend our lectures, but are encouraged to join and participate fully’.

Category Social History
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‘Using education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination.’ Occasional lectures, talks and related events.

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Category Horology
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‘Are you interested in the story of time? The AHS is for you. We’re a lively, welcoming society open to all. We run a diverse programme of talks, meetings and visits around the UK and overseas. We publish a quarterly learned journal as well as a wide range of books, and we support education, conservation and research through bursaries, prizes and awards.’

Category Horology
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The Electrical Horology Group has been in existence since 1970 and has over 150 members worldwide. EHG members share an interest in all electrical horology, from the early beginnings in the 19th century right up to relatively modern quartz and atomic clocks ... Meetings are held approximately four times a year, usually on a Saturday in March/April, June, September and November. A variety of venues is used ... Meetings may involve formal lectures, short talks, visits to places of horological interest, exhibitions, visits to private collections, and so forth.’

Category Horology
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Evening meetings about every two months: 'A glass of wine and refreshments will be available.'

Category Horology
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‘Exists to promote and encourage the study of the history and development of wristwatches through meetings, education and publications ... Members of the Wristwatch Group have regular meetings in the form of lectures, short talks, bring-and-discuss sessions, and visits to exhibitions, private collections and centres for the practice and study of watchmaking both in the UK and abroad ... WWG events are held approximately four times per year at various locations. These are charged on a per-event basis and tickets must always be purchased online prior to the event.‘

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Details of 'events run by ARCH and other groups throughout the Highlands'.

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‘Speaking for Scotland’s Buildings since 1956, the AHSS is a national charity with over 1000 members and volunteers across Scotland. We use our voice to study, protect and celebrate Scotland’s wealth of historic buildings and environments.’

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'An educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford ... From family fun weekends to lectures, guided tours, off-site visits, exhibitions and Cromford Mills’ brand new three day Georgian Festival, there is something for everyone.'

Category Cemeteries
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Occasional public lectures and talks.

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'We are a forum for all professionals working in the field of architectural conservation. Our current membership of more than 350 includes architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators, scientists, archaeologists, building performance experts, historians, government advisors, property and estate managers, and many other professionals ... We do this by regular meetings, lectures and discussions, site visits, and once a year a conference covering a topic of special interest. Most lectures and meetings are held in London, but local meetings of the Association may be organised by convenors in other parts of the country ... Non Members are welcome: please donate £5 on door.'

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'There are forty-five societies in membership of the Association. They are broadly defined into two types: Local Societies who draw their membership from their local area and hold meetings with a wide variety of subjects; Specialist Societies who tend to be Scottish branches of national specialist societies, but there are a few Scottish based ones.'

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‘In 1998 the Aston Martin Owners Club founded the Aston Martin Heritage Trust (AMHT) to provide a permanent home for its extensive archive and collection of vehicles and memorabilia. The Trust now operates independently as a charity under its own auspices with the aim to inspire and educate people in every aspect of the marque’s heritage.‘

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'Meetings are arranged around the country by APS local groups, but all members - and visitors - are most welcome at all meetings.'

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'The Society meets ... on the second Wednesday of each month apart from August. The room opens at 7.30 pm: proceedings commence at 8.00 pm and finish at 10.00 pm unless otherwise stated. At every meeting members are invited to participate in a free raffle for a stock book. Guests are welcome to attend Society meetings and a free cup of coffee is provided to everyone attending a meeting.'

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'We meet ... at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.'

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'Meetings are held on an irregular basis ... All are welcome, and entry is free.'

ALERT At Review: ‘Closure of Trust’.

Category Railway History
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'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.'

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'Has provided a forum for stamp collectors and philatelists in the Basildon area for almost 50 years. Members enjoy an interesting and varied programme of meetings.'

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'Meetings start at 8 pm on the third Wednesday of the month ... Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available during the interval ... Non members and friends are very welcome to come along.'

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'Our programme of events is a mixture of academic speakers on specialist subjects to our own membership with lectures on their own interests ... Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm ... The Society was instituted on 2 October 1950 at Theobalds Cafe Bath with the name of "Bath and Bristol Coin Club". The present name was adopted for the 1953 season by which time the membership had increased to 22.'

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Category Military History
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‘Joining the Trust is a great way of leaning more about battles and battlefields. Many of our members are experts in their field and are happy to share their knowledge. We stage regular talks and study days, and there’s a full programme of battlefield walks, sometimes in areas not normally accessible to the public. You can also become part of a local group, dedicated to the care and interpretation of an individual battlefield.’

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Monthly Friday Talks for the Friends 'The meetings are always well attended and enjoyed by all. Most of the speakers are eminant experts in their field. Come along if you can make it. You won't be disappointed.'

Category Cemeteries
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'The aim of the Friends of Bedford Cemetery is to promote and preserve the history, landscape and natural history of the cemetery. We aim to help the public appreciate the importance of the cemetery and to understand its history and amenities ... There is a working group of volunteers every Thursday morning and the Friends also arrange a programme of walks and talks on a wide range of subjects.'

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Have organized an annual Betjeman Lecture plus occasional other talks and related events.

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Category Maritime History
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Meetings 'commence at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month, unless otherwise stated'.

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Winter programme of talks on the third Monday evening of the month from September to May.

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Meet 'last Tuesday of each month from September to June (but 3rd Tuesday in December) ... 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm'.

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'Meetings are held ... at 7.45 pm on alternate Fridays.'

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Monthly evening talks, usually 'at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month'.

Category Aviation History
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Monthly, Monday evenings: 'Doors open at 7.45 pm with each presentation starting at 8 pm.'

Category Military History
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'The Friends support the work of the museum and its staff to preserve the 285 year legacy of The Black Watch Regiment and its Regimental home at Balhousie Castle. The Friends are an important part of advancing the educational programme of the museum, the conservation of the collections and the acquisition of artifacts and archive material, which are essential to maintaining the future of this unique museum. The Friends are also invited to attend lectures and special events, and receive newsletters to keep them informed of what has been happening, as well as special exhibitions and what’s new in the museum.'

Category Military History
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'Historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and birthplace of the modern computer.' Have offered a Winter Lecture Series: 'This annual series of monthly evening lectures is open to the general public, and covers various topics including, but not restricted to, Bletchley Park, the general history of WWII, intelligence and cryptology. Each speaker is chosen for his or her specialist knowledge on the particular subject area.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm.'

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'Meets every 4th Tuesday of the month (except for December) ... Our Trading Tables which sell the Club Stock of stamps and philatelic accessories to Members opens at 1.30 pm. Talks with Displays commence at 2.15 pm.'

Category Railway History
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Meet 'at 7.30 pm on alternate Wednesdays ... Usually 30-or-so members are in attendance for each meeting, which may comprise a slide or film show, quiz or discussion'.

Category Railway History
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'The Circle meets every Tuesday evening between the hours of 7.30 pm and 9.15 pm. Alternate meetings take the form of lectures, slide shows, etc. Other evenings are given over to informal discussion, when books from the Circle’s extensive library and the latest magazines are available. Light refreshments in the form of tea, coffee and biscuits are also served. The Circle’s lecture programme covers a wide range of subjects of railway and associated interest (other transport, industrial archaeology, etc.).'

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'Regular meetings of the BSMEE are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month ... at 7.15 pm. Meetings, which are open to the general public, usually comprise a talk or demonstration on a suitable subject followed by an opportunity to meet fellow members. New members are always welcome and no particular skill is necessary ... Not all members are active model makers, some members get considerable enjoyment simply from being a member and helping other members enjoy the fruits of their model making activities.'

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'As well as regular meetings in London, there are six regional group organisers who arrange several meetings each year in their area.'

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Winter programme, usually first Wednesday of the month: 'Meetings are held at 5.00 pm ... Tea will be served at 4.30 pm ... Non-members are welcome to attend occasional lectures but are asked to make themselves known to the Hon. Director on arrival and to sign the visitors book ... New members are always welcome and applications are invited from anyone pursuing an interest in archaeology, art & architectural history, history and related matters, whether as an amateur or in a professional capacity.'

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Category Maritime History
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'The King’s seminars are an annual set of lectures organised by the BCMH which run from October to May ... The seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15 pm ... They are open to the public.'

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Category Horology
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'There are thousands of people who make, repair, restore, collect and sell clocks, watches and other timepieces. And there are millions who are interested in timekeeping and its instruments. The BHI speaks for them all ... The British Horological Institute (BHI) is first and foremost a national membership organisation and exists to represent the views and interests of all of Britain’s horologists.'

Category Horology
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'We usually meet on the last Monday of the month ... Members come from all walks of life and include professional horologists, skilled hobbyists and complete beginners. If you have an interest in any aspect of clocks or watches you are most welcome to come along to meetings. BHI membership is encouraged but you don't have to be a BHI Member to attend and can be assured of an enjoyable evening in a relaxed atmosphere with like-minded people.'

Category Horology
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Evening meetings, normally second Wednesday of the month.

Category Horology
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'Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from February to June and from September to November ... We encourage those attending branch meetings to become members of the British Horological Institute, but visitors are always welcome.'

Category Horology
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'Branch meets are ... on the fourth Tuesday of each month.'

Category Horology
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'Meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of each month, 7.45 pm – 10.00 pm ... Anyone interested in clocks and watches is welcome to come along.'

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Category Military History
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'Formed in early 2019, we organise monthly talks for anyone interested in military history over the last 200 years from Nelson’s times to the present day.'

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‘Exists to promote the study and understanding of British Numismatics. This is interpreted broadly; embracing the study of all forms of coinage, tokens, banknotes and medals relating to the British Isles and former parts of the British Empire.‘

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‘Promotes and encourages research into the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of that research; develops awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit; and supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorporate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.’

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‘Founded in 1947, the BSHS is Britain’s largest learned society devoted to the history of science, technology and medicine. Current members include lecturers, writers, students, teachers, museum curators and private individuals. Our aim is to bring together people with interests in all aspects of the field, and to publicise relevant ideas within the wider research and teaching communities and the media.’

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'London meetings are held ... at 5.00 for 5.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise mentioned.'

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'We meet twice per month on Wednesday evenings ... at 7.30 pm ... Meetings may be of several types, sometimes a visiting speaker or another society, sometimes a competition evening, sometimes an auction of members' material, also displays by members themselves.'

Category Cemeteries
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‘Brompton Cemetery, consecrated by the Bishop of London in June 1840, is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. The cemetery is Grade I Listed on the Historic England Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, and all of the cemetery buildings are Grade II* Listed ... The Friends of Brompton Cemetery work to preserve this remarkable site as a model of an historic cemetery with an active role in modern society. We help to restore and maintain the cemetery’s buildings, monuments and landscape, and encourage their full use by those sympathetic to the importance, beauty, heritage and fragility of this significant cemetery. We offer visitors Sunday afternoon guided tours, group tours at any convenient time in the week, and a varied programme of events and activities.‘

Category Railway History
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Monthly meetings, 7.15 pm for 7.45 start, usually 2nd Wednesday.

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'The Birthplace of British Motorsport & Aviation - Home of Concorde ... Support Brooklands Museum by joining the Brooklands Trust Members ... The BTM organise dozens of events specifically aimed at members throughout the year. These include a series of Classic Talks, interviews with Motoring Legends, lunches etc. ... '

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'We meet ... on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the season. Doors open around 7.10 pm and meeting starts at 7.30 pm closing around 9.30 pm prompt ... We have guest speakers giving illustrated postal related talks on a wide range of countries and subjects. Geography, historical events and social history often feature. A lot can be learnt about a place from its post!'

Category Railway History
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Monthly evening meetings - plus occasional other events: 'Up to one hundred members attend the monthly club nights ... As befits the location, there is a bar available and there is a wide variety of books on sale from "The Railway Bookshop" ... Non-members are always most welcome to the monthly meetings and "Natter Nights" - there is a small fee for admission.'

Category Railway History
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'Meetings are held in Glasgow on Saturday afternoons during the winter months and the AGM in March combines the business of the Association, with a day of talks and exhibitions, rounded off by an annual Dinner in the evening ... The meetings start at 2 pm and are open to all. If the subject is of interest please come along, say hello, enjoy the talk and a cup of tea or coffee, you will be most welcome, we are always keen to meet new enthusiasts ... Occasional meetings are also held in the London Area.'

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