V.E.R.A. Winter Meetings

Why not join us at one of our Winter Wednesday Meetings
at West Blatchington Windmill, Holmes Avenue, Hove

All meetings start promptly at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00pm) with a break for light refreshments during the evening, finishing by 10:00pm. No charge is made for VERA members attending these meetings, and visitors (£2.00 admission which covers refreshments) will be made very welcome.
As usual meetings will be advertised in the local press, some transport magazines and on this page.  Please ensure you arrive early to get a seat and to allow the meetings to start on time.

Meetings for 2017/18

September 27th 2017 – ‘Eastbourne Tramways’ and ‘the Ramsgate Tunnel Railway’

VERA member Derek Smith will present a programme featuring a double bill on the trams that used to run along the Crumbles at Eastbourne and the railway that operated through the Ramsgate Tunnel.

November 29th 2017 – ‘Preserving London’s Transport Heritage’

Our speaker is Barry LeJeune who is the Chairman of the Friends of London Transport Museum.  Barry will present the work of the Museum and the role that the Friends have in ensuring that London’s transport heritage is in safe hands.

January 31st 2018 – ‘The story of Crystal Palace and its transport’

VERA Chairman Ian Gledhill will tell the extraordinary story of this once great building, built for the Great Exhibition in 1851 and the moved in its entirety to Sydenham.  It was well served by transport including trams and trolleybuses.

March 28th 2018 – ‘Trams around the South’

Peter Williams is our speaker for this look at the various tram systems that once served towns in the South of England.  Be prepared for some surprises as we travel from Bournemouth to Dover in 90 minutes (or thereabouts)!