Talking of Trains is a programme of education, entertainment and variety for those interested in railways and public transport. The current class tutor is Dick Crane and he is supported by an incredible line-up of guest speakers and organised excursions.
The programme runs from September through to the end of March each year and is held at the Surbiton Library Room. Classes start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.00pm.
The organisation is now celebrating its 61st year! For more details see Outings. Testament to the success is that over the years membership has averaged 55 - 60 and more recently reaching over 70. Several have been members since 1964! There have only been three lecturers -John Gilks until 1984, Gerry Siviour 1984 - 2002 and Dick Crane up to date.
Although run as an educational evening class 'Talking of Trains' is a very social institution where many lasting friendships have been made amongst its members.
The programme of activities is organised by the class tutor with help from a Committee. The high attendances have enabled the annual fee to be kept very low compared with other adult education classes.
The complete course fee is £50 covering all 22 sessions. A
pro-rata rate applies for members joining from January.
A Subscription Form is attached which you can complete electronically and email it back to the Treasurer. You can then pay your subscription by electronic transfer. Alternatively,the Treasurer is happy to receive at class a hand written form with a cheque or cash.
If you wish to 'try us out' you are welcome to attend one meeting without charge or obligation!