Meetings

The Society holds five meetings each year at Keen House in Calshot St, just off Pentonville Road, close to Kings Cross. These are on a Friday evening or, in a change from previous practice, Wednesday afternoons (previously Friday). We normally invite a speaker and the meetings are informal and in a sociable environment. We welcome guests.

Meetings begin promptly at the times advertised but Keen House is open at least 30 mins before during which teas, coffees, chocolate etc are available.

2018 PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY 2:00pm

THE POST OFFICE RAILWAY AND MUSEUM – A presentation by Chris Taft - Chris is one of the organisers behind what is the rebirth of a once important rail link across London and which later in the year we plan to visit.

FRIDAY 9 MARCH 6:45pm

This meeting will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting. CAMDEN HIGH LINE PROJECT – Presentation by Adam Richards - The story of how a railway track bed close to our favourite railway has been rejuvenated as part of a community project.

FRIDAY 11 MAY 6:45pm

KENSINGTON ADDISON ROAD PROTYPE AND MODEL - Illustrated presentation by Grant Alderson - Grant visited us last year about aerial photos but tonight presents something rather different.

WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2:00pm

LONDON BRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT - An illustrated presentation by Martyn Back of Costain. The story of another major London Rail Project which by the time of this presentation will be substantially complete and add another new and exciting vista to the London Rail Scene.

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2:00pm

BRIAN STEPHENSON’S LONDON STEAM PHOTO ARCHIVE – Brian has justifiably become well known for his magnificent archive of photos which naturally include your favourite railway.

EVENTS & OUTINGS

WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE OUTING – A SOUTH LONDON RAMBLE – Led by Colin and Jim - By way of a change we go in search of railway remains south rather than north of the river!

WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER OUTING – POST OFFICE MUSEUM AND RAILWAY

Previous speakers

 

KEEN HOUSE, 4, Calshot Street, London N1 9DA

Tel: 020-7837-2542

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How to get there:

Keen House is situated on the right hand side of Calshot Street just past the public house as you enter from Pentonville Road. If the door is locked, please ring lower door bell.

Tea and coffee facilities are available shortly before the meeting.

By rail:

Keen House is a few minutes walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations, served by National Rail Services and Victoria, Northern, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines. Please note that the Thameslink station in Pentonville Road will be closed from December 2008, although the connecting subway connection to Kings Cross is expected to be retained.

By bus:

Bus numbers 30, 73, 205, 214 and 476 serve Pentonville Road and stop nearby at bus stop PG eastbound or PM westbound.

By car:

Calshot Street is outside the London Congestion Charging Zone but please note that most roads south of Pentonville Road are inside the Zone, although the current operating hours (as at November 2012) cease at 6.00pm.

Parking:

The streets around Calshot Street, both north and south of Pentonville Road (but note Congestion Charging times above) are in Islington’s Controlled Parking Zones B and A respectively. The parking restriction periods for these zones as at November 2012 are:

Mon-Fri 8.30am to 6.30pm / Sat 8.30am to 1.30pm.

Please note:

The information supplied is taken from the websites of Tfl and Islington Council in November 2012 and is reproduced here in good faith. The NLRHS cannot accept any liability if the information proves inaccurate or changes. If you are travelling by car, please check the appropriate web sites:

www.tfl.gov.uk
www.islington.gov.uk