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G Scale Kent
Winter Meet & AGM
  29th January 2017
GER exhibited

Henfield Winter Meet
  30th October 2016
GER exhibited

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Martin & Elizabeth's
Pinewood Railway
Open Day


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M&E Opener
Teynham Winter Meet
January 2016

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GER at Shoeburyness
Model Railway Show
  November 2015

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Pratts Bottom Meet
  September 2015

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Pinewood Railway
  23rd August 2015

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Lullingstone & Eynsford Railway
Independence Day Event 4th July 2015

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Lichfield Halt June 2015

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Hayes Valley Railroad April 2015

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Bredgar and Wormill Driving Course 2013

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Pratts Bottom Meet 2013

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Teynham Meet

January 2012

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Pratts Bottom Village Hall

30 October 2011

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Photo by Roy Lloyd

Setting up !!!

Teynham 2011

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A series of pictures showing the setting up for the event

Coolings 'Green and Pleasant' 2010

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"Kent's Garden Railway Show" Faversham

SATURDAY 10th July 2010

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Sunday 4th July 2010

Milton Bowls Club Summer Fete.

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Kent Group's 15th Big Winter Meet

Teynham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close Teynham ME9 9TU

Sat 23rd Jan 2010

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Sun 6th December 2009

Kent Group 6th Christmas Meet which will include the National Draw

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Saturday 25th July 2009 Faversham Meet

Chairman Andrew LLoyd introduced Anita Walker, the deputy mayor of Faversham and swale deputy mayor Trevor Fentiman and they then Opened the event.

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Saturday 24th Jan 2009 Teynham Meet

Paul Felton the National Chairman popped into see what we were doing and is seen here in conversation with a member, topic of discussion unknown.

A popular meeting place and was preceeded by the AGM which went smoothly with all existing officers re-elected en mass!.

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Sun 7th December 2008 -  5th Christmas Meet

with the National Christmas Draw which took place at 1pm.

The winter meet gave members the opportunity to run trains regardless of the outside weather and have a social day.

Before the event the buzz words from the Chairman were "The more locos, coaches and trucks brought along to run the merrier".

After the event the Chairman said "A most enjoyable day was had by all those who made it to this meet and our thanks go to those who provided the tracks, the team of ladies who laid on an excellent array of food to keep us nourished, and Martin Cook who coordinated the event. The group funds benefitted from this event, largely due to the sales skills of Elizabeth Cook with the raffle tickets and the generosity of the donations towards the refreshments."

and went onto say

"We were very pleased to be able to welcome three National Officers, Paul Felton, Chairman, Peter Deacon, Secretary and Angela Darby, Journal Coordinator who travelled from Nottingham. They were with us to make the National Draw. Congratulations to Peter Smith from Dartford on having the first ticket drawn - the second time in recent years that a Kent member has achieved this."


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22 November 2008  Baldwyn Park Baptist Church

Christmas Fair held on in their hall in Bexley

Local member Colin Scholey took his Pear Tree Railway to this fair to support the event which was, in part, organised by the family of a junior member of our Society

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This year’s exhibition took place as Faversham marks the 150th anniversary of the railway reaching Faversham.

Nick Miller, frequently seen on our TV screens predicting the weather, opened this year’s large scale model railway exhibition at the Alexander Centre on Saturday 26th July. He was joined by Mayor of Swale, Councillor Alan Willicombe and Deputy Mayor of Faversham, Councillor Anita Walker.

The exhibition, organised by the Kent Group of the G Scale Society, featured six different large scale model railways, including several Faversham favourites.

Models of the celebrated children’s favourite "Thomas" and some of his friends also appeared.

Children were invited to drive the trains on at least one of the model railways.

The events was also supported by several local heritage railways, including the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, East Kent Railway, Kent & East Sussex Railway, Rother Valley Railway.

A specialist supplier, Kent Garden Railways, was selling a great variety of model railway equipment.

The Faversham Society exhibited a ‘taster’ display in advance of a full exhibition later in the year to mark the 150th anniversary of the railway arriving in Faversham.

Councillor Fentiman said that opening last year’s exhibition was one of "the most enjoyable events of his mayoral year". The two mayors had so much fun they were in danger of being late for their following engagements!

Paul and Ross did a great job of organising the event as part of the Swale Festival.

Andrew checking the latest weather forecast with Nick as he also presented him with a memento of his visit to the event.

Nick spent much of the day at the show and spoke with many members about his enjoyment of railways what ever their size.

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July 2008

Just Prior to the Faversham Festival Charles Darley was appointed the Official Group Photographer for Kent.

Charles is seen in action at the Faversham event. Many thanks to a non-member for this photograph.

July 2008

The Group took the GER portable track to the Kent Show.

June 2008

A new Web Master for the group's site and a new URL. You are now viewing the new web site.

For sometime it had been becoming more and more difficult to up date the Kent, Local Area Group's web site, in particular with pictures and Ross the previous web master had less and less time to devote to the struggle.

A relatively new member Charles Darley was invited to give an opinion on the difficulties relating to the existing site and this was relayed to the committee.

The committee took on board the nature of the difficulties previously expressed by Ross and confirmed by Charles. The committee invited Charles to take over from Ross and to design a revised web site.This new web site was first launched on the web late in June and much updated in July.

January 2008

At the AGM of the group Andrew Lloyd was voted in as Chairman.

May 2007

After twelve years Paul Newman has decided to announce his intention to retire as the Group's Leader as from the AGM in Jan 2008.

January 2007

Paul Newman, one of the early members and instigators of the local group, received an award from the Deputy Lieutenant of kent for his voluntary Kent.

The certificate was presented to Paul by John Jennings at the Society's Meeting in Teynham Village Hall on Saturday 20th January 2007.