Events

Railway Film Show in Umberleigh

05/04/2017 18:30

On Wednesday April 5th there will be a screening of DRSA's 'Withered Arm' film compilation at the Rising Sun, Umberleigh, EX37 9DU. This is a fascinating selection of BBC, TSW, and privately filmed archive film footage of railways of the South West and of the Southern Railway's 'Withered Arm'. The film, compiled by the South West Film and Television Archive, includes considerable coverage at various dates between Exeter and Barnstaple and also on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

The screening is timed to enable convenient travel by train to and from Umberleigh from Barnstaple & Exeter directions. The Rising Sun Hotel is just a couple of minutes level walk from the Railway station. The Rising Sun  is open from 1700 with food served from 1800 to  2100. Cost of entry to this event is £3 per person towards the costs incurred. Pre-booking to attend is not required.

If you miss this screening, we're also showing it at the AGM on May 19th.

DRSA April 2017 social (East)

05/04/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

From a field to the National Railway Museum

19/04/2017 19:30

The speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mid Devon Tractor Engine and Machinery Group at Morchard Bishop Memorial Hall (EX17 6PL) will be Nick Stringer. Nick's subject, 'From a field to the National Railway Museum', covers the restoration of a 1930s LNER Gresley teak carriage. The standard of restoration was so high that the carriage was 'borrowed' by the NRM to sit alongside 'The Flying Scotsman' as part of the recent NRM exhibition.

Anyone interested in attending is welcome, at no cost. A phone call to Michael Coleman on 01363 84622 would be helpful for catering purposes as there are refreshments in the interval.

DRSA April 2017 social (West)

20/04/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA May 2017 social (East)

03/05/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA May 2017 social (West)

18/05/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA Annual General Meeting and Film Show

19/05/2017 18:30

The DRSA AGM will take place on Friday May 19th, starting at 1830. Please note the change of day from Saturday to Friday.

Following the AGM, from about 1930, there will be a screening of a specially compiled and historically fascinating selection of BBC, TSW, and privately filmed archive film footage of railways of the South West and of the Southern Railway's 'Withered Arm'. The film, compiled by the South West Film and Television Archive, includes considerable coverage at various dates between Exeter and Barnstaple and also on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Admission for non-members is £3.

DRSA June 2017 social (East)

07/06/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA June 2017 social (West)

15/06/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA July 2017 social (East)

05/07/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA July 2017 social (West)

20/07/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA August 2017 social (East)

02/08/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA August 2017 social (West)

17/08/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA September 2017 social (East)

06/09/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA September 2017 social (West)

21/09/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA October 2017 social (East)

04/10/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA October 2017 social (West)

19/10/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA November 2017 social (East)

01/11/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA November 2017 social (West)

16/11/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

DRSA December 2017 social (East)

06/12/2017

Informal gathering at the Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary from 1830hrs, on the first Wednesday of the month. For all DRSA members, volunteers and DR staff.

DRSA December 2017 social (West)

21/12/2017

Monthly gathering for staff, volunteers and other DRSA members, on the third Thursday of every month. At the Fox and Hounds at Shortacombe near Lydford on the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road.

This will almost certainly be the members' Christmas 'do'. To be confirmed nearer the time.