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 2019/20
JANUARY
4th Tappers Open Day. 10:30 to 5:00 pm Main Hall
12th Haydon Bridge Village Hall
19th Storth Village Hall
FEBRUARY
8th Lacy, Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
9th Houghton Village Hall
12th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
12th Bedfordshire Vintage Train Group
24th Northants and Rutland Group
29th Gravesend Vintage Train Show, St Georges Hall, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
29th Sandown Parl Toy Fair
MARCH
8th Haydon Bridge Village Hall
14th Tappers Main Hall 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
14th Rugby Vintage Toy Fair
14th Leigh Toy and Train Show, St Georges Church Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh Lancs, WN7 2PR. BL Layout, (Dave Brooks 01942 896138)
15th Storth Village Hall
21st BLS Digswell Meeting, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (Mike Green 01462 454537)
APRIL
64h Beckenham Vintage Toy Train Show, St Johns Church, Eden Avenue, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3JN
8th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
8th Bedford Vintage Train Group
TBD TCA York Train Show, York PA, USA
12th Houghton Village Hall
19th Reading Toy Fair and Exhibition ( incorporating Reading Vintage) Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ (Tony Oakes 07825 631323)
27th Rutland and Northants 0 Gauge Group
TBD 0 Scale Northwest, Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, Lancs, WN7 4JY (01942 896138)
MAY
9th Tappers Main Hall 1:00 to 5:00 pm
10th Haydon Bridge Village Hall
17th Storth Village Hall
23rd Sandown Park To Fair
30th Lacy, Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
JUNE
10th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
10th Bedfordshire Vintage Trains Group
13th BLS Digswell, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA BL Layout,(Mike Green 01462 454537)
14th Houghton village Hall
29th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
JULY
4th TCS Summer Show 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttman Road, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP (Brian Pentland 07801 818764)
11th Tappers Bassett Lowke/Bing Day, Main Hall, 10:30 to 5:00 pm
12th Haydon Bridge Village Hall
19th Storth Village Hall
AUGUST
8/9th Shipton Oliffe, Nr Cheltenham, BL Layout (Andrew Hurley 01452 856726)
9th Houghton Village Hall
12th Bedfordshire Vintage Trains Group
12th Tappers lounge 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
15th Lacy Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
17th Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
30/31st Gartell Light Railway, Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, 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

5th Rugby Vintage toy Fair 
12th Tappers Main Hall, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
13th Haydon Bridge Village Hall
19th Sandown Park Toy Fair
TBD Leigh Toy and Train Show (formerly BL Northern) St Georges Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh, Lancs, WN7 2PR, BL Layout (Dave Brooks 01942 896138)
26th BLS Digswell, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (MIke Green 01462 454537)
OCTOBER
3rd Southern Rail Running Day, Penton Mewsey Village Hall, Hampshire, SP11 0RA (Den Randall01264 359739)
3rd Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group, Christie Hall, Elton Road, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JS 10:00 to 4;00 pm
11th Houghton Village Hall
14th Tappers Lounge 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
17th Bedfordshire Vintage Trains Group 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
18th Reading Toy Fair and Exhibition (incorporating Reading Vintage) Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ (Tony Oakes 07825 631323)
NOVEMBER
TBD Tappers Main Hall 1:00 to 5:00 pm
8th Haydon Bridge Village Hall
16th Sandown Park Toy Fair
14th Lacy, Scott and Knight Toy Auction, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (01284 748600)
14th Storth Village Hall
23rd Northants and Rutland 0 Gauge Group
DECEMBER
6th Avoncroft Vintage Trailn Show, Avoncroft Arts Centre, Bromsgrove, Worcs, Gauge 0 and Gauge 1 BL  Layouts and Sales Stands (Dave Orchard 01527 875988)
9th Tappers Lounge 7:30 to 10:00 pm
9th Bedfordshire vintage Trains Group
12th BLS Digswell Meeting, Cowper Arms, Station Road, AL6 0EA, BL Layout (MIke Green 01462 454537)
13th Houghton Village Hall
TBD Trains Galore Auction, SAS, Newbury (01635 580595)
TBD Reading Toy and Train Show, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ (Tony Oakes 07825 631323) 


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, Northumberland, N47 6ET, O gauge layout , G. Robinson 01661 844843
 
Houghton Village Hall, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0NG, 0 gauge layout George Johnson 07938 982989
 
Storth Village Hall, Cumbria, 0 gauge layout. George Johnson 07938 982989

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.