BASSETT-LOWKE SOCIETY MEETINGS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE QUARTERLY SOCIETY MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE COWPER ARMS IN DIGSWELL, THE COWPER ARMS IS NEXT TO WELWYN NORTH STATION. THE FULL ADDRESS IS 31 STATION ROAD, DIGSWELL, HERTS AL6 0EA.

Dates are all Saturdays, see the Diary of Events. Society meetings are open to members and prospective members - why not come along and find out about the Society. All other meetings listed in the Diary of Events below are open to the public unless otherwise stated.

                                                                             DIARY OF EVENTS 2018/19

               PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT AT AVONCROFT ON THE 2ND DECEMBER 2018 HAS BEEN CANCELLED


NOVEMBER
10th Sandown Park
10th Tappers Main Hall, 1:30 to 5:30pm
11th Haydon Bridge
17th Lacy, Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
18th Storth Village Hall
26th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
DECEMBER
9th Houghton Village Hall
11/12th SAS Trains Galore, Newbury (01635 580595)
12th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00pm
12th Bedfordshire Vintage Train Group
15th BLS Digswell Meeting, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (Mike Green 01462 454537)
JANUARY
5/6th Tewin Show, Tewin Village Hall, Nr Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL6 0JX, Gauge 0 and 1 layouts, Live Steam, Exhibition and Sales Tables (contact Peter O'Kane 01992 893490 or Mike Green 01462 454537)
10th Storth Village Hall
12th Tappers Open Day. 10:30 to 5:00pm Main Hall
FEBRUARY
9th Lacy, Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
10th Houghton Village Hall
13th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00pm
13th Bedfordshire Vintage Train Group
25th Gravesend Vintage Train Show, St Georges Hall, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
25th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
MARCH
2nd Sandown Park Toy Fair
9th Tappers Main Hall, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
11th Storth Village Hall
15/16/17th Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala
16th Rugby Vintage Toy Fair
23rd Leigh Toy and Train Show (formerly Bassett Lowke Northern) St Georges Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh, Lancs, WN& 2PR, BL Layout ((Dave Brooks 01942 896138)
30th BLS Digswell Meeting, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (Mike Green 01462 454537)
APRIL
6th Beckenham Vintage Toy Train Show, St Johns Church, Eden Avenue, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3JN
10th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
10th Bedford Vintage Train Group
11.12/13th TCA York Train Show, York PA, USA
14th Houghton Village Hall
14th Reading Toy Fair and Exhibition ( incorporating Reading Vintage) Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ (Tony Oakes 07825 631323)
24th Rutland and Northants 0 Gauge Group
29th 0 Scale Northwest, Leigh Sports Village, Salw way, Leigh, lamcs, WN& 4JY (01942 896138)
MAY
11th Tappers Main Hall 1:00 to 5:00 pm
12th Storth Village Hall
18th Lacy, Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
25th Sandown Park Toy Fair
JUNE
9th BLS Digswell, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (MIke Green 01462 454537)
9th Houghton Village Hall
12th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
12th Bedfordshire Vintage Trains Group
24th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
JULY
13th Tappers Leeds Model Company Exhibition, Main Hall, 10:30 to 5:00 pm
13th Storth Village Hall
AUGUST
7th Tappers Lounge 7:300 to 10:00 pm
10/11th Shipton Oliffe, Nr Cheltenham, BL Layout (Andrew Hurley 01452 856726)
11th Houghton Village Hall
14th Bedfordshire Vintage Trains Group
17th Sandown Park Toy Fair
17ht Lacy Scott and Knight Toy Auction ,Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
19th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
25/26th Gartell Light Railway, Common Lane, Yenston, Temlecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB, bL  layout (George Eadington 01963 33441) NB MINIATURE RAILWAY WILL RUN ONLY ON MONDAY 26TH BUT THE LARGE BL LAYOUT WILL RUN ON BOTH DAYS IF YOU WANT TO COME AND RUN TRAINS
SEPTEMBER

7th BLS Digswell, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (MIke Green 01462 454537) 
14th Tappers Main Hall, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
15th Storth Village Hall
21st Rugby Vintage Toy Fair
28th Leigh Toy and Train Show (formerly BL Northern) St Georges Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh, Lancs, WN7 2PR, BL Layout (Dave Brooks 01942 896138)
OCTOBER
5th Souhtern Rail Running Day, Penton Mewsey Village Hall, Hampshire, SP11 0RA (Den Randall01264 359739)
9th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
9th Bedfordshire Vintage Trains Group
12th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group, Christie Hall, Elton Road, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JS 10:00 to 4;00 pm
13th Houghton Village Hall
27th Reading Toy Fair and Exhibition (incorporating Reading Vintage) Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ (Tony Oakes 07825 631323)
NOVEMBER
16th Tappers Main Hall 1:00 to 5:00 pm
16th Sandown Park Toy Fair
16th Lacy, Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
17th Storth Village Hall
25th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
DECEMBER
8th Houghton Village Hall
11th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
11th Bedfordshire vintage Trains Group
10/11th Trains Galore Auction, SAS, Newbury (01635 580595)
14th BLS Digswell Meeting, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (MIke Green 01462 454537)


REGULAR MEETING ADDRESSES

Tappers  Meetings Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bromley Common Road, BR2 9RZ Graham Lock 07903 676177 email grhmlock@yahoo.co.uk
 
Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group, Harringworth Village Hall, Gretton Road, Harringworth, Northants, NN17 3AD, Paul Lumsdon 07711 092497 or Richard Holder 07970 965546
 
Haydon Bridge Community Association Meetings Ratcliffe Road, Haydon Bridge, Nortumberland, N47 6ET, O gauge layout , G. Robinson 01661 844843
 
Houghton Village Hall, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0NG, 0 gauge layout George Johnson 01706 210058
 
Storth Village Hall, Cumbria, 0 gauge layout. George Johnson 01706 210058

Bedfordshire Vintage Train Group (5:30 - 9:30) Village Hall, High Street, Houghton Conquest, Nr Bedford, MK45 3LF Roger Mills 01767 680160 or Roger White 01234 851149
 

If you would like your events listed please contact the Chairman, Mike Green or the Lowko News Editor Kate Chester-Lamb at the addresses listed under the Contacts tab on the Home Page.