RAILWAY & CANAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
EAST MIDLANDS GROUP

SUMMER PROGRAMME, 2010
Visitors are always welcome

Thursday 18 March 2010 : Walk along the Grantham Canal

An opportunity to walk a scenic section of the Grantham Canal from Hickling to Cropwell Bishop. 5.5 miles; easy going. Meet by 09:30 at Bay 9 of Broadmarsh Bus Station, Nottingham for 09:33 Service 52 bus to Hickling arrive 10:23. Return will be on the 13:26 service 22 bus from Cropwell Bishop (with later options available). Packed Lunch recommended. Leader: Jeff Smith. Further details from Jeff Smith on 0115 973 1291.

Saturday 17 April 2010 : Ashby Tramroad and Ticknall Limeyards

An all day walk on the Cromford Canal, jointly with the NW group,starting from Ambergate Railway Station at 10:15. Advance booking strongly recommended to ensure place on minibus. For full details see RCHS Bulletin or contact Gerald Leach on 01565654342.

Friday 14 May 2010 : Ashby Tramroad and Ticknall Limeyards

Meet 18:45 at Ticknall Village Hall Car Park (SK352240). after arrival of 17:48 service 61 bus from Derby. Return Buses to Derby at 21:18 and 22:18. Leader: Rod Sladen. Further details from Rod Sladen on 0115 922 7162.

Friday 4 June 2010 : Walk from Sutton-in-Ashfield to Mansfield

Meet 18:30 at Sutton Parkway Railway Station (SK505577 ; free car parking available) after arrival of 17:55 train from Nottingham and 17:45 train from Worksop. Return trains from Mansfield at 20:35 to Worksop and 20:50 to Nottingham, for onward connections . Real ale avilable at the Railway Inn near Mansfield Station. Leader: David Amos. Further details from Jeff Smith on 0115 973 1291.

Friday 2 July 2010 : Walk along the Soar Navigation

Meet Long Eaton Railway Station for 18:28 train to East Midlands Parkway (or board the same train at Derby, departing 18:18). Return by bus at 21:05 from Kegworth to Long Eaton for onward connections. Leader: Jeff Smith. Further details from Jeff Smith on 0115 973 1291.

Friday 6 August 2010 : Walk along the Grantham Canal

Walk along the Grantham Canal, also tracing the route of the railway line to Cotgrave Colliery. Meet Shepherds Inn, Stragglethorpe (SK635375) at 17:30 for optional carvery meal or at 18:30 for walk. Cotgrave Connection bus from Nottingham every 20 mins and calls at the Shepherds Inn. Return bus at 20:50 to Nottingham. Leader: Jeff Smith. Further details from Jeff Smith on 0115 973 1291.

Friday 3 September 2010 : Visit to Historical Model Railway Society Archives

Meet 19:00 on site. Access via the Swanwick Junction entrance to the Midland Railway Centre (SK414517). Numbers Limited. Small charge payable on the night. Book with Keith Gower on 0115 925 8011.

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For further details of these and other RCHS events in the East Midlands, visit http://www.rod.sladen.org.uk/RCHSEM.htm, contact any of those listed above, or write to Kenny Bignall, West Brecks Crossing, Cottam Village, RETFORD DN22 0ES Telephone (01777) 249021

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