Wings and Wheels Society.



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Previous Meetings


Aviation Galleries

Railway Galleries

Classic Cars



Odds and Sods


Future Programme of events at Dursley Community Centre and other locations.
All Meetings Start at 8 pm.

Thurs 8th March 18 -Speaker Malcolm Garner

Southern Steam in the 1960s

Malcolm Garner gives an illustrated talk … on his adventures with a camera at the end of BR main line steam, and then a look at his recent volunteer work with Southern Locomotives Ltd

Thurs 12th April 18- Speaker Alan Freke

The Work of Technical Artist ‘F A Simpson’

Speaker Alan Freke gives an illustrated talk on this self-trained artist who created transport artwork and cut-away drawings from 1910 onwards for the Bristol Aeroplane Company, Imperial Airways, and many British Motorcycle Manufacturers

Thurs 10th May 18-Speaker Chris Bigg

Wings over Filton, Pre & Post War - Vol: 1 & 2

Speaker Chris Bigg presents a two part pictorial show of Bristol Aerospace; firstly from 1910 -’39 & secondly from 1939 to present day

Thurs 11th Oct

The End of Bristol Trams

Speaker Peter Davey gives a new illustrated talk on the final years of the Bristol Tramway Co. from 1938 to 1941; also the show will look at what remains of the tram line system today

Thurs 8th Nov

Chalford Rail Car (Part 2) & the Malmesbury Branch
Speaker Mike Fenton returns to show us Part 2 of his well-researched history of the  Chalford Rail Car from 1918 to 1964; he will show an illustrated history of the Malmesbury Branch from 1877 to 1962

Thurs 13th Dec

A History of the Cirencester Branch

John Thomas will take us back in time with his fascinating illustrated history of this unique local Railway from 1841 to 1964

Thurs 10th Jan
Thunder & Lightning Mirage Mach 2 jet fighters

Group Captain Jock Heron OBE presents an illustrated show on his experience of flying three Mach 2 fighters with three air forces!

Thurs 14th Feb
Shot Down and on the Run ‘WWII RAF history’

Aviation author and retired RAF Navigator Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork MBE gives an illustrated talk on his latest book of true stories of RAF & Commonwealth aircrews of WWII as they miraculously evaded capture after being shot down behind enemy lines

Thurs 14th Mar
Steam & Diesel Traction in Camera and Video

A show not to be missed, rail photographer and now videographer Paul Woollard projects new material of Steam and Diesel rail traction in the landscape as high quality video with sound - a Society First!

Thurs 11th April
Past Local Railways (from the D.Markey & J.Fryer archives)

Ian Thomas & Rich Kelsey present rare and unseen photographs of the Dursley Branch Line and other local railways, taken by these well respected rail enthusiasts and photographers - an evening not to missed for local history and rail fans alike

Thurs 9th May
A History of the Golden Valley

Cotswold Canal Trust author Graham Hobbs presents an illustrated talk on his latest book, covering the valleys history from Stroud to Sapperton by Canal and other forms of past transport. Funds raised from this show will go to the Canal Trust project

The Society cannot be held responsible for any Personal Injury or Loss of Members’ Belongings


Programme subject to change at short notice.


Contact: Rich 07909 960202 or Dave 01453 544348.


Entry to all shows £4.00 on door, all welcome at,


The Community Centre,

Rednock Drive,

Dursley Gloucestershire,

GL11 4BX.