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Stourbridge Railway Society & Stourbridge SVR Association 2019 Meeting Programme

The programme of meetings  for the first half of 2019 on the  dates shown below at 7.30pm are as follows:

Stourbridge Railway Society

JANUARY 16th 

“P.S.O.V”  Karl Jauncey’s Annual Presentation of Steam on the Main Line.

FEBRUARY 20th

“THE TRENT VALLEY RAILWAY” – Presented by Robin Mathams & Dave Barratt.

MARCH 20th

“A.G.M. followed by “50 YEARS A GRICER” –  Presented by Don Taggart.

APRIL 17th

“THE GREAT EASTERN; BRUNEL’S GREAT SHIP” – Presented by Andrew Lound.

MAY 15th

“INDUSTRIAL & MINOR RAILWAYS” – Presented by Mike Nicholls.

JUNE 19th

TOPIC & SPEAKER TO BE ADVISED.

All Meetings of the Society are held at:-

THE BONDED WAREHOUSE,  CANAL STREET, STOURBRIDGE

Admission £2 Inclusive of Light Refreshments.

All are Welcome. For further information; Contact Chris Dyche on 01384 375582

Severn Valley Railway Association [Stourbridge Branch]

The programme of meetings  for the first half of 2019 on the  dates shown below at 7.30pm are as follows:

JANUARY 2nd

“THE RAILWAY SCENE UP TO DATE” – Presented by Bob Sweet.

FEBRUARY 6th

“A.G.M. followed by “BIG & SMALL RAILWAYS” – Presented by Andy Christie.

MARCH 6th

“BLUE DIESELS”  – Presented by Dave Fuzzard.

APRIL 3rd

“RUNNING LOCO’S ON THE S.V.R” – Presented by Neil Taylor (SVR’s Engineering Services Manager).

MAY 1st.

“THE WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR LIGHT RAILWAY” – Presented by Andrew Carman.

Admission £2 Inclusive of Light Refreshments.

All are Welcome. For further information; Contact Chris Dyche on 01384 375582

 

Stourbridge Model Railway Exhibition – 18th and 19th May 2019

Stourbridge Railway Society are once again holding their annual two day Model Railway Exhibition at the Bonded Warehouse. There will be model railway layouts of various sizes and gauges to view plus modelling demonstrations, showing the many facets of the model railway hobby and methods of creating a lifelike railway in miniature form.

There will be model railway equipment for sale both new and second-hand by various traders.

The Bonded Warehouse building being Grade II listed means there are no disabled facilities or lift for the upper floors. However, disabled access and a disabled toilet is provided in the Basement exhibition area only.

The Exhibition is open on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4.30pm.

Adults: £3.50, Child/OAP: £2, Family (2+2): £10. Free parking is available in Canal Street.

The event is organised by the Stourbridge Railway Society.

Light refreshments are available in the Coffee Bar.

Bank Holiday Day Trips to Kinver – 6th May, 27th May and August 26th 2019

A 7.5 hour return trip to the lovely historic village of Kinver along the Stourbridge and Staffs & Worcs. canal.

The Blackcountry Man boat departs the Bonded Warehouse at 10.00am and returns at approximately 6.00pm with a two hour stop off at Kinver at lunchtime beside the popular Vine Inn. A  Full Bar service is also available on board.

Adults £13 / Senior citizens & children £12 / Family Ticket £42. Free parking at the Bonded Warehouse.

Tel: 01384 375912 / 07889 908090  or Register your Interest Using the new “online ” Booking Enquiry Form by Clicking on the Icon on the right of the page.

Free Canal Walking & Cycling event by Sustrans – 1st June.

Come and explore the local Stourbridge Canal Arm by taking part in the free Sustrans led walk and bike ride starting at the Bonded Warehouse on Saturday 1st June.

The walk sets off at 11.00am for approximately 2 hours and the bike ride starts at 1.30pm again for about 2 hours.

Sustrans believe that the local canal network offers an excellent place for the community to explore and get in touch with nature whilst being active and staying healthy. You will be able to discover hidden habitats in the local community whilst travelling on part of the areas industrial heritage.

These activities are funded by Transport for West Midlands supported by Active Black County and delivered by Sustrans, with the aim of raising awareness of the improved canal towpaths in the Black Country.

Led rides: Participants are required to bring their own bike. The route will be mostly along canal towpaths, so hybrid/mountain bikes are appropriate. Participants are also advised to bring a mobile phone, water, and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Adult participants are responsible for the safety of their own bikes. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to wear a helmet at all times, unless parental consent is given in writing. Children’s bikes must be roadworthy and safe. Infants carried on the ride must be able to support their upper body (typically over one year old). Please bring refreshments if you think you will require them on the ride. Participants should declare any medical conditions to the ride leader in advance. Riders with acute conditions may need to provide information in case they require assistance on the ride.

Led walks: Participants are advised to bring a mobile phone, water, and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Walkers should declare any medical conditions to the walk leader in advance. Those with acute conditions may need to provide information in case they require assistance on the walk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring refreshments if you think you will require them during the session.

For information on both of the events and to reserve your place, visit the Eventbrite website:

The led walk is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explore-the-canal-tickets-60047465586
and the Cycle ride is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explore-the-canal-by-bike-tickets-60047644120

If you have any questions regarding the events or for any additional information please contact: Mitchell.robinson@tfwm.org.uk

Street Food Affair – Friday 21st June

Street Food Affair is back at the Bonded Warehouse once again, hosted on the cobbled street , bringing together the community for a late summer evening with delicious street food, bars, live entertainment from amazing local musicians. The Twilight Makers  and Vintage Market is also back inside the Bonded Warehouse itself.

If you haven’t attended a Street Food Affair previously, a number of video clips were professionally taken and the short video record of the event can be seen using the following link – Street Food at the Bonded Warehouse – we hope that you enjoy the video and hope that it will inspire you to come to future events (keep a look out on our Forthcoming Events webpage for dates currently scheduled for the remainder of 2019).

Following on from the great success of previous Street Food Affair events we are inviting people to join us again on Friday 21st June from 4.00pm until 9.00pm at the beautiful and historic Bonded Warehouse, just a short walk from Stourbridge town centre and with free parking available nearby .

The event will take place come rain or shine.

A small entrance fee of £1 for adults with the kids going in free.

Wherever possible Street Food Affair also aims to support local businesses and musicians. We would encourage any local food traders, musicians, artists and makers to get in touch via our website at http://www.streetfoodaffair.co.uk/to explore how we can work together at this and future events.

Friday Night is Music Night – 2019 Schedule

Come and join us for an evening cruise to Stourton with musical entertainment and a Fish & Chip Supper.  We leave the Bonded Warehouse at 7.30 pm and return around 10.15 pm  You will cruise the Canal to the sound of either a Country & 60’s, Rock N’ Roll, or Jazz Band: we pick up pre-ordered Fish & Chips along the way, turn around at the top of Stourton Locks and return to the Bonded Warehouse.  There is a Bar on board selling a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks along with Tea & Coffee.

Only 40 seats per trip so don’t delay. Tickets £18 with Fish &  Chip Supper.

Music Night Dates For 2019

  • April 26th               P Body’s Rock “N” Roll
  • 3rd May                  “Remembering George Formby”
  • 10th May                 Sax Appeal
  • 17th May                 MoTown night
  • 24th May                 ABBA night
  • 7th June                  50’s & Country
  • 14th June                Jazz on the Cut
  • 28th June                Sax Appeal
  • 5th July                    P Body Rock “N” Roll
  • 12th July                  MoTown night
  • 19th July                  50’s and Country
  • 2nd August              P Body Rock “N” Roll
  • 16th August            “Remembering George Formby”
  • 23rd August            MoTown night
  • 30th August            Jazz on the Cut
  • 13th September     Sax Appeal
  • 20th September     P Body’s Rock “N” Roll

Looking for an unusual party venue?

The whole Blackcountry Man boat can be booked for that special party.  If you have a birthday, family occasion or just fancy something a little different – various trip durations are available.

Ring for a quote: 01384 375912/07889 908090 or Register your Interest Using the new “online ” Booking Enquiry Form by Clicking on the Icon on the right of the page and we’ll get back to you.

 

Summer Sundays to Stourton Locks – 2019 Dates

Leaving the Bonded Warehouse at 2.30pm and returning at approximately 5.00pm this trip takes you down the beautiful Stourbridge Canal to the top of Stourton Locks, where the boat will wind and return to Stourbridge.

The 2019 schedule sees trips being run on the following dates:

  • May 12th
  • June  2nd
  • July 7th
  • September 1st

Adults £8 / Senior Citizens & Children £6 / Family Ticket £22.

Tel: 01384 375912 / 07889 908090 or Register your Interest Using the new “online ” Booking Enquiry Form by Clicking on the Icon on the right of the page and we’ll get back to you.

2019 Open Weekend – October 19th & 20th

This year the Trust will be staging the 36th annual Open Weekend. The event which runs from 10 am until 5 pm on both days will attract many canal boats which will be moored along the historic Stourbridge Canal.

There is free admission to the site and there are a number of attractions which include classic vehicles, traction engines, amusements, canal boat trips, fairground organs and a craft fair in the Bonded Warehouse. We are also planning more food outlets to cater for a range of tastes as well of course as the beer tent and live music.

Mark your diaries now so that you can attend this wonderful local event with something for all the family.

Public parking needs to be found ‘on street’ in nearby locations within easy walking distance of the Bonded Warehouse site.