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The Friends of the
National Railway Museum






South of England Group
Vice Presidents:  Sir William McAlpine Bt, FRSE, FCIT, FRSA; Richard Hardy





Last Updated

12 December 2014 



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Welcome
to the Web Site of the
South of England Group
of the
Friends of the National Railway Museum

Who are we?

The Friends of the National Railway Museum support the development of the museum and its exhibits with financial support and voluntary help with museum activities.Membership brings various benefit s including regular meetings at York and a newsletter describing activities at the museum, in-depth articles on historic railway topics and definitive reviews of railway literature. In addition there are opportunities to help with a range of support activities at the museum including providing information to visitors, assisting with conservation. For more information on the NRM or Friends see the Museum web page or the main Friends web site.A range of exclusive gifts is available from the Friends, see the shop. All surplus from the sales goes to supporting projects at the NRM which, otherwise, would not happen.

The South of England Group, as its name suggests, covers those members of the FNRM who live in the southern parts of England, many of whom cannot, because of the distance, attend the museum regularly. We run a series of indoor talks, many linked to aspects of the museum's activities, and organise special visits to sites in Southern England. We regularly attend railway and transport events throughout the South with our information and sales stand. This promotes the museum and provides a source of additional income, via sales of NRM related material. The Group uses this income to support the main FNRM activities. Members in the South receive a special Briefing covering the activities of the Group.

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Diary and Forthcoming Events
News of interest to Friends
(includes latest information on events, and FNRM products)
Recent Briefings - latest No 76

News

WINSTON CHURCHILL APPEAL

The Locomotive Winston Churchill and Luggage Van S2464S, which held Sir Winston Churchill's coffin, are both in the final stages of restoration. Both will be ready for a special exhibition at the NRM to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the statesman's funeral. Work on the luggage van is taking place at Locomotion, Shildon, while the locomotive is under restoration at the Mid Hants Railway. In recognition of their work in the cosmetic restoration of the National Collection locomotive a print of the Philip D. Hawkins print "the ACE at Battledown" was presented to the company. See the report here and the main Winston Churchill page for more details on the appeal.

Contacts

This site is maintained by Dr Mel Draper, the editor of the Briefing for the South of England Group. If you have suggestions about this site or information that might be of interest to the group, please e-mail the Editor
For general information on the Group's activities please contact the Chairman
For details about sales events please contact the Secretary
For details of out members' visits please contact the outings organiser
For details of our sales stand please contact the outreach organiser
For details about indoor meetings please contact the events organiser