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


WELCOME TO TALKING OF TRAINS

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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 run until 9.00pm.  Details of how to get there are on the how to find us ' page.

Testament to the success of the classes that over the 58 year history, membership has averaged 55 - 60 and more recently reaching 70. Some have been members since 1961! 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.

dick crane'Talking of Trains' and the W.E.A

The class has always run under auspices of the local branch of the Workers Education Authority as part of their educational programme and as a self financing /administrating body.

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 W.E.A. and adult education classes.

The complete course fee is £50 covering all 20 sessions.  A pro-rata rate applies for members joining from January.

Cheques should be made out to 'Surbiton & Kingston Talking of Trains'

For more information please email talkingoftrains8@virginmedia.com

If you wish to 'try us out' you are welcome to attend one meeting without charge or obligation!

Amended 07.11.18