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                                  CELEBRATE SAINT PATRICK'S DAY IN LONDON


The IRRS London runs an annual collectors' market at Chiswick Town Hall on 17 March 2018, starting at 11am.

Mainly railway, but a fair bit of buses and London Transport. An excellent place to pick up photographs, postcards, DVDs and tickets.

You'll find me on the Stage of the Main Hall selling books - we trade as The Syndicate (!) and specialise in books, both in and out of print. We like to think that we have almost everything published on Irish Railways. I also stock new books by Lightmoor, plus Pen and Sword - come and have a look. A colleague sells all manner of transport ephemera like old (British) working timetables, maps, transport leaflets etc etc. Our profits go to Irish Railway Preservation.

This year's market happens to land on the National Saint's day, so if you haven't got a ticket for The Boys tackling The English up the road at Twickers, why not come along?   In fact, you could pop in before the match?

The event is open 11am to 3pm. Admission £3 (£1 after 1.30pm). Light refreshments available and we have a continuously running DVD Show to add to the entertainment.

The wearing of something Green (I'll be in my Northern Ireland footie shirt!) is optional.

The Town Hall is on Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN. Nearest tube is Chiswick Park, or Gunnerbury. Buses 27, 237, 267, 391, 440 and H91 stop on Chiswick High Road - across the Green from the Town Hall.

If you're in London, come along and support the local Area of Ireland's national railway society!

Hope to see a few of you there - be sure to say "Hi" - I'll be wearing a badge, but you can usually hear my Belfast (via Surrey) accent at 100 metres!



Edited by leslie10646

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3 minutes ago, leslie10646 said:

I'll be in my Northern Ireland footie shirt!

I'd near pay the flight over to see that! Seriously, you should post up a list of the books and such, I'm sure there are a few that would be welcome in my wee shelf. R. 

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I plan to post our Irish Booklist on the London Area website in due course - on the To Do list - 

behind -

motorise more points at Portadown Jct, build the platforms at Richhill so that your buildings look "at home", work out why No.53 won't even MOVE after chipping (the perils of DCC), look after the speaker at the next London Area meeting on Thursday (see next post) etc etc.

But seriously, it's an important job and high on the list.

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IRRS London Area Meeting

Further Tales of Irish Railway Travel in the mid-1950s” by Michael Davies

Michael Davies has made over 125 visits to Ireland. Tonight, he returns to recount further his early travels in Ireland, portraying just what it was like to be a young enthusiast in an unfamiliar land. He will dwell on his discovery of the SL&NCR in 1952 and his visits to the railways of Cork from 1956-62. This will be followed by reflections on his long fascination with the Cavan & Leitrim Railway, including reminiscences from some of its great characters.

In Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, LONDON WC1X 8JR starting at 7pm sharp. Food is available in the pub from about 5.45pm.

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