Sep
25
Wed
2013
Cable Car System – San Fransisco
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ian Gledhill explores San Fransisco and its Cable Car System

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 and some transport magazines, so please ensure you arrive early to get a seat. Members planning to attend any of these meetings should contact Sarah Luxford in the normal way, so that we have an idea of the number of people attending.

Nov
27
Wed
2013
Canals of Sussex
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Chichester-canal-mapNick Kelly & The Canals of Sussex

Nick Kelly is a local transport historian who has a particular interest, amongst others, in ports, harbours and canals. His talk focuses on the network of canals throughout Sussex that at one time linked to major navigational canals and rivers such as the Arun and Ouse. Many are long since abandoned, whereas others like Chichester Canal (see image) are still in daily use or are being restored for future generations to enjoy.

Nick’s talk will cover the rise and fall of canal construction in Sussex and will be fully illustrated.

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 and some transport magazines, so please ensure you arrive early to get a seat. Members planning to attend any of these meetings should contact Sarah Luxford in the normal way, so that we have an idea of the number of people attending.


Jan
29
Wed
2014
Pills Potions & Patience
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

‘Pills Potions & Patience’.
Peter Hill takes a light hearted look at his life as a pharmacist.

Peter is a retired community Pharmacist who for 30 years had his own Pharmacy on the Old Shoreham Road in Hove. The talk is a nostalgic look back to the days when Californian Syrup of Figs was the Friday night treat, when Zubes were good for your tubes and when your Chemist wore a white coat, compounded  cures for all ills and no one had thought about of “side effects” !
Accompanied by a table-top display of Chemist shop memorabilia, be prepared for an evening of laughter and surprises.

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 and some transport magazines, so please ensure you arrive early to get a seat. Members planning to attend any of these meetings should contact Sarah Luxford in the normal way, so that we have an idea of the number of people attending.

 



Mar
26
Wed
2014
Tramways & Railways of The Isle of Man
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Tramways & Railways of The Isle of Man.
Presented by John Zebedee.

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 and some transport magazines, so please ensure you arrive early to get a seat. Members planning to attend any of these meetings should contact Sarah Luxford in the normal way, so that we have an idea of the number of people attending.

Jan
27
Wed
2021
VERA WINTER MEETING “150 Years of Brussels Trams – Part 1”
Jan 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
VERA WINTER MEETING "150 Years of Brussels Trams - Part 1" @ ZOOM

Our next VERA Winter Meeting is coming up this Wednesday, January 27th, and it will
again be by Zoom. Ian Gledhill will be presenting another of his interesting talks, this time the first part of the history of Brussels trams. Part 2 is due to be ‘Zoomed’ in March so don’t miss either.

You can join the meeting from 7.15pm, and the talk will begin at 7.30pm. Please email Ian using the email link above if you would like to join the talk, as you will need the Zoom cordinates.  If you have any uncertainties about Zoom please contact Ian beforehand and he will try and answer any questions you may have.