an independently run Evening Class of the Surbiton, Kingston & Malden branch of the Workers Education Association


IMPORTANT: Because of the current Coronavirus restrictions, all Autumn meetings are CANCELLED. It is hoped normal meetings and outings will be resumed sometime in 2021. Some of the talks may be included next year or on the video page

Our programmes are arranged by our class tutor / organiser Dick Crane. He would love to have feed back on what members think about the various subjects and speakers. Please email him on this link

Wednesday 16th September
'TALKING OF TRAINS - take 60' DICK CRANE gets a new term underway with a look back at Britain's railways over the past 60 years

Wednesday 23rd September
'STRICTLY FREIGHT ONLY - part 2'   BRIAN RINGER returns with the second part of his in-depth review of Britain's rail freight over the years

Wednesday 30th September
'THE WITHERED ARM' A first visit to 'T 0 T' of MICHAEL CLEMENS' who edits and produces the popular range of 'B &M Videos'.

Wednesday 7th October
'BRUNEL'S TIMBER BRIDGES AND VIADUCTS' BRIAN LEWIS presents an illustrated talk based on his book on this fascinating part of railway history

Wednesday 14th October
'HUMBERSIDE'S RAILWAYS REVISITED' DICK CRANE reviews the railways of Humberside and North Lincolnshire, past and present

Wednesday 21st October

Wednesday 28th October
'CROSSING THE BORDER' Our good friend DENNIS LOVETT returns with another of his excellent presentations on railways around the Scottish border. This time we travel from Edinburgh to Berwick

Wednesday 4th November
'THE STORY OF A' PRINCESS' JIM.CONNOR looks back at the history of 46201 'Princess Elizabeth' prior- to its new role in preservation

Wednesday 11th November
'60 YEARS OF RAILWAY ENTHUSIASM' A welcome back to 'Talking of Trains' to BOB SWEET with a selection of his favourite pictures and memories from the past 60 years

Wednesday 18th November
'ON THE ROUTE OF THE GOLDEN ARROW' DICK CRANE takes us on a pictorial journey along the route of this famous train

Wednesday 25th November
'THE CENTRAL WALES LINE' A welcome return for CHRIS JONES who reviews the remarkable line from Shrewsbury to Swansea through the heart of rural Wales,'

Wednesday 4th December 7.15 for 7.30pm
'CHRISTMAS SPECIAL' Our popular end-of-the-year event with good food, great company and Guest Speaker - ALEX GREEN

PLEASE NOTE: For convenience this programme is published well in advance and may therefore be subject to alteration. Such alterations will be notified on this website.