Area Groups

The Friends of the Great Central Main Line has two Area Groups at present and wishes to increase that number.

The Area Groups provide a series of evenings of talks, slides and films on a whole range of railway topics not limited to just the Great Central Railway. However, they do provide a forum for members to meet and discuss progress on the railway and the latest project progress.

The meetings are not limited to members only but family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend so that the message about our excellent railway may be spread far and wide.

The programme of meetings for the two groups, their location and contact information are set out below:


Leicester Area Group

Details of the 2019 programme are to be announced.

All meetings are held at St.Bartholomews Church Hall, Church Lane, Quorn, Loughborough. LE12 8DP, commencing at 7.30pm, and finishing around 10.00pm, on the second Friday of the month, from September to March inclusive. Refreshments should be available during the interval. Admission is free, although a collection, (in the hat), is held to defray costs. Any surplus is used to fund various projects on the G.C.R.

For further information, contact Colin Harris 01530 230703, Jared Thompson 01509 416927,  or Peter Hack 01509 261094.


Northants Area Group

Details of the 2019 programme are to be announced. 

Please note our meeting scheduled for Wednesday 6th March 2019 has been cancelled. We apologise for the short notice and will confirm the re arranged date in due course. Michael Punter.

As before all our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton NN3 3EP and start at 7.30pm. All are welcome. You don’t have to be a member to attend - but it helps! Bring along family, friends and acquaintances and let’s make this new group the great success that it deserves to be.

Our Catering Dept will be on hand to provide refreshments during the break AND the hall should, if all goes to plan, have a brand new heating system to keep you warm when the chilly winter evenings arrive.

For more information contact Tony Hemmings on 01536 514 341

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