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Saturday 16th.March 2024

The Spring Meeting & AGM of the Association will be held on Saturday 16th March 2024, at the Carus Green Golf Club, Burneside Road, Kendal, LA9 6EB.

The cost for the whole day is £30.00, including tea/coffee on arrival and mid-afternoon, and a two-course lunch. For those not taking lunch, the cost is £11. The details of the lunch choices are set out on the booking form contained within the February Journal.

If you intend to be at the meeting, please send your booking form, remittance, and menu choices (if required) to:

Ian Lydiatt, 2 Meadow Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5HW (Tel: 01539 735886)
to arrive no later than Friday 1st.March 2024.

Members wishing to pay by Internet Banking should remit to:
Sort Code 20-45-28 Account Number 80305510 with surname and membership number in reference box.

The programme for the day is as follows: -

10.30 Assemble – Tea and Coffee available
11:00 Philip Tuer – Chairman CRA, Welcome and Introduction
11:05 David Occomore – “Building the Settle & Carlisle Railway”
12.20 AGM
13.00 Lunch
14:15 Guy Wilson – “The ‘Little’ North Western Railway – A Minnow between Behemoths”
15:30 Tea and Coffee
16:00 Andy Hallington – “William Nash – Railwayman & Photographer 1909 - 1952”
17:00 End of meeting

The Settle & Carlisle Railway continues to be a fascinating source of interest. CRA member and author David Occomore, who published a book in 2020 on its building, shares with us the benefit of his research in our morning session.

After lunch, another railway in our area of interest is discussed by our Archivist, Guy Wilson, who, many will remember, disentangled the railways of West Cumbria for us at the 2022 Spring Meeting.

William Nash, born in St. Bees, was a prolific railway photographer in the early 20th century. Andy Hallington, a CRA member, who has been cataloguing and developing detailed captions of Nash’s fine images, talks about his life and railway work history.