Dear AERPS members and Lecture Series Supporters,

The 2023-2024 series of railway lectures at the Altrincham Methodist Hall (postcode WA14 1HF) starts on Friday 13th October at 7.30pm.
This is the full programme for the season:
Friday 13th October. David Maidment OBE on “The Great Western Railway from 1835 to 1962”.
Friday 10th November. Paul Shackcloth “People and Places 2”. Images of the steam railway with at least one person visible.
Friday 12th January. Simon Temple on “South Asian Steam in 1982” – features India, Pakistan and Nepal.
Friday 9th February. John Hooley. “Euston and Destinations: the Potteries and the North West”. Steam in action on passengers and freight.
Friday 1st March (note the first Friday of the month). Dennis Flood. “Edge Hill Motive Power Depot”. Dennis will entertain us with tales from his career on the footplate in the 1960s.
Friday 12th April. David Beilby. “Transport around the World by GEC and its predecessors”. A joint meeting with the Irish Railway Record Society Manchester branch.
Admission is £4 (free for AERPS members). We will again have a sales stand selling quality second-hand books and DVDs at very reasonable prices. The venue is a short walk from Altrincham bus, rail and Metrolink station.
There is ample free parking around the building, accessible off Springfield Road. The car park barrier rises automatically. Please drive clockwise around the building. Please enter the building via the main doors on the Barrington Road side of the building.
The society’s website can be found at We hope that you might be able to join us for one or more of these lectures.
Andrew Macfarlane,
Winter Lecture Series Organiser.

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