We are sorry to report that Neville Birch has died. He passed away peacefully at home on 28th November. Neville, of course, was for many years our book sales officer, a post he had to give up recently owing to illness. An obituary will appear in the March Journal.
Neville’s funeral will take place at Lincoln Cathedral on Monday 17th December at 11 A.M. in St Hughes Quire.
2019 AGM Weekend: Thurs 25th – Mon 29th April 2019
The 2019 AGM Weekend will be based at the Abbey House Hotel, Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness.
The programme of social activities may be accessed from the Events menu above or by the link: 2019 AGM Weekend
The Booking Form will be included in the January Bulletin.
Please Note: the dates for the weekend do not coincide with the 2019 May Bank holiday.
NEW: Grahame Boyes has consolidated from all the annual bibliographies published since 1985 all the entries for articles on the history of inland water transport, together with some additional entries that have been found subsequently.
This bibliography can be accessed through the link Bibliography of Inland Waterway Transport History or from the Publications menu above.
Members Only Pages on the Website – Update
Update: There has been a lot of activity on the SIG pages for members with new discussions and Newsletters being added during September.
RCHS Bulletin 476 (Nov2018) is now available on the website. Both this and previous issues of the Bulletin are available on the Members Pages.
Nostalgia!! What did the Society do early in 1959?
Read Bulletin Number One (January 1959) by clicking here
New Book Published by the RCHS
The Shropshire Union Canal: From the Mersey to the Midlands and Mid-Wales by Peter Brown
For details go to Shop or Click Here for Details
The book launch event was held at the CRT’s Ellesmere Depot on Saturday 13th October 2018
2018 AGM Weekend: Report on the weekend’s activites
As usual there was a full programme of activities over the weekend of the 2018 AGM
A report on these activities was published in the July Bulletin (#474)
Non-members may view the report though the Events Menu (above) or through the link: 2018 AGM Weekend Report
Members may view the 2018 AGM Agenda & Minutes through the Members Pages link above
Papers from the Early Railways Conference (ER6)
The Subscription List for this publication was to close on 15th October 2018, but will remain open a little longer – so, order now whilst the list remains open.
For details Click Here or see ‘Early Railways Conference’ in the Events Menu above
Welcome to the RCHS Website
Future Events (Walks & Talks)
- Talk: Railtour Round Britain (Jane Ellis)
- 4th January 2019
- The Rosedale to Battersby Railway
- 5th January 2019
- The Interface of Railways & Politics in North Wales (+ NW Group AGM)
- 12th January 2019
- Manchester, M2 5NS
- Didcot Railway Centre – Past Present & Future (Ann Middleton)
- 19th January 2019
- Beer & Railways
- 21st January 2019
- Trent & Mersey Canal: Wincham Wharf & Anderton Boat Lift
- 31st January 2019
- Lostock Gralam CW9 7NU
- Talk; Lost Canals of Tipton (Keith Hodgkins)
- 1st February 2019
- Waterways in South and West Yorkshire
- 2nd February 2019