May club night

At the May meeting we had a talk by Mike Ayland on the Wye Vally railway, which ran from Chepstow and followed the river Wye through Brockweir, Tintern, Llandogo and on to Monmouth. the train would then leave Monmouth and branch left heading north onto the Ross and Hereford section would follows the Wye to Symonds Yat to arrive at Ross-on-Wye and finally on to Hereford. Mike is working on a follow up presentation which connects Hereford through to Three Cocks Junction near Brecon, which will complete the original railway route.

The talk was very interesting not only from the railway point of view but because he had added lots of historical facts and stories which were relevant to the area, backed up by lots of photographs. Terry our events secretary had organised the speaker, but had forgotten that he would be on a trip to Pembroke with his Zodiac, given his interest in railways I think he may arrange for a private viewing at the speaker convenience, especially when I tell him how good the talk was. Our thanks go to Mike for a very informative talk and of course, Terry for arranging it for us.

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